John Green

John Green is an American author, vlogger, writer, producer, and educator known for his popular young adult novels, including 'The Fault in Our Stars' and 'Looking for Alaska'. He is also one half of the Vlogbrothers on YouTube and a co-creator of educational series such as Crash Course.


This list of books are ONLY the books that have been ranked on the lists that are aggregated on this site. This is not a comprehensive list of all books by this author.

  1. 1. The Fault in Our Stars

    This novel follows the poignant journey of two teenagers, both cancer patients, who meet in a support group and fall in love. Their shared experiences and unique outlook on life and death bring them closer together, and they embark on a trip to Amsterdam to meet a reclusive author they both admire. Through their journey, they explore the harsh realities of living with a terminal illness while also experiencing the beautiful and tragic aspects of first love.

    The 1457th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Looking for Alaska

    This novel follows a teenager who enrolls in a boarding school in Alabama, seeking a 'Great Perhaps'. There, he meets a group of friends, including a captivating and enigmatic girl named Alaska. The narrative is divided into 'before' and 'after' sections, centering around a tragic event. It explores themes of love, loss, and the complexities of adolescence, with the protagonist trying to understand and make sense of his experiences.

    The 5004th Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. Paper Towns

    This novel follows the story of Quentin Jacobsen, a high school senior who embarks on a journey to find Margo Roth Spiegelman, his enigmatic neighbor and childhood crush, after she disappears following a night of adventure. Margo leaves behind clues that Quentin must decipher, leading him and his friends on a road trip across the country. As Quentin delves deeper into the mystery of Margo's disappearance, he learns valuable lessons about understanding others, the complexity of human identity, and the true meaning of loving someone. The story is a blend of humor, mystery, and coming-of-age elements, exploring themes of adolescence, friendship, and the search for meaning in a seemingly paper-thin world.

    The 9140th Greatest Book of All Time
  4. 4. Turtles All The Way Down

    This novel delves into the life of a teenager grappling with obsessive-compulsive disorder as she embarks on a journey to solve a mystery involving a fugitive billionaire. The story is as much about the complexities of friendship, love, and coming-of-age as it is about the protagonist's internal struggles with her mental health. Through her eyes, readers are offered a deep, nuanced understanding of living with mental illness, all while navigating the challenges of adolescence. The narrative combines elements of mystery, romance, and a profound exploration of the human condition, making it a compelling read for young adults and adults alike.

    The 9797th Greatest Book of All Time