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John Green Shares 18 Novels That Were Not Bestsellers, But That You Should Read

You may not realize this, but there are other other, lesser known, authors out there working day to day to provide us with entertainment. Not everyone is a Stephen King or Nicholas Sparks, with mega bestselling status. There are lots of uncelebrated novels out there, and author John Green is here to tell you about some of his favorites. Green is the author of The Fault in Our Stars, a beautiful and touching novel about teenage love in the shadow of cancer. That novel has been turned into a film that will be released later this year.

The list John provides is pretty eclectic. It includes a book about the Carter family, who were music legends and produced Johnny Cash’s wife June. There’s a coming of age tale by Zach Braff’s brother, and what John promises is a good vampire story. I’m not so sure about that one, what with the vampire genre being so overwrought with petulant childish and silly characters lately.

To honor his own book hitting number one on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists this week, John has taken to celebrating those books he loves that never had that pleasure. Many of the authors mentioned have some more famous works, some are complete unknowns to most of us. Even my book loving self hadn’t heard of many books on John’s list.

You should definitely give any book on John’s list a try you find interesting, he’s a smart guy. He has fine taste in things, and he wrote the incredible The Fault in Our Stars (opens in new tab), which has its film adaptation premiering June 6, 2014. I’m particularly interested in reading a book by a guy who traveled the perimeter of Ireland with a refrigerator. I don’t know why he did it, but I’m going to find out. Discover your own new story, thanks to John Green.

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.