Friday, July 17, 2015

19 Katherines and Counting

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
: 2012 by Speak
First Published: January 1, 2006
When it came time to read my next John Green book after The Fault in Our Stars I wanted to start with his first published. Turns out I failed on that note, since it was actually Looking for Alaska. But I think it worked out reading this one instead, because I wound up being a big fan.

Reading this book, again after reading The Fault in Our Stars, you realize John Green must be a fan of math. I don't say that to scare people because there you don't actually need to love math to get his books, but if you do love math it provides an extra element of fun. In this book, Colin, the main character tries to comes up with an equation to predict the length of a relationship between two people. It's math-y enough that I found it exciting, yet not too over the top to scare someone away.

This book really brought me back to being a teenager. You're really able to get inside the characters heads and experience what they're going through. I will say that this book was nothing like I expected it to be, although I think that's partly because I never could have imagined that's where it would go.

After this book I'm only more in love with John Green's work and can't wait to continue to devour everything else he's written.


Today I'm linking up with Blonde Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday!


  1. this is on my to be read list, though I still haven't read anything by him other than the fault in our stars!

  2. I read this, too, and enjoyed the math aspect of the book. John Green is such a great writer! My favorites are Looking for Alaska and TFiOS, though. I wonder what he will write next!!!

  3. I have this one as well as Looking for Alaska. I need to read them soon.

  4. I do really want to read another John Green book. This sounds like a fun one.

  5. I read this book several years ago and loved it!