Ranking Author John Green’s Best Books (A Bibliography Countdown)

“What are John Green’s Best Books?” We looked at all of Green’s authored bibliography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the books written by John Green and looked at their Goodreads, Amazon, and LibraryThing scores, ranking them against one another to see which books came out on top. The books are ranked in our list below based on which titles have the highest overall score between all 3 review sites in comparison with all of the other books by the same author. The process isn’t super scientific and in reality, most books aren’t “better” than other books as much as they are just different. That being said, we do enjoy seeing where our favorites landed, and if you aren’t familiar with the author at all, the rankings can help you see what books might be best to start with.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



The Top Book’s Of John Green



7 ) An Abundance of Katherines

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 7
  • Amazon: 7
  • LibraryThing: 6

Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.



6 ) Let it Snow

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 5
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 7

In three intertwining short stories, several high school couples experience the trials and tribulations along with the joys of romance during a Christmas Eve snowstorm in a small town.



5 ) Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 5
  • Amazon: 5
  • LibraryThing: 4

When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other’s best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.



4 ) Paper Towns

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 4
  • Amazon: 5
  • LibraryThing: 4

One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin “Q” Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q’s neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.



3 ) Turtles All the Way Down

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 3
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 3

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.



2 ) Looking for Alaska

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 2
  • Amazon: 3
  • LibraryThing: 2

Sixteen-year-old Miles’ first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.



1 ) The Fault in Our Stars

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 1
  • Amazon: 1
  • LibraryThing: 1

Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.



John Green’s Best Books



John Green Review Website Bibliography Rankings

Book Goodreads Amazon LibraryThing Overal Rank
The Fault in Our Stars 1 1 1 1
Looking for Alaska 2 3 2 2
Turtles All the Way Down 3 2 3 3
Paper Towns 4 5 4 4
Will Grayson, Will Grayson 5 5 4 5
Let it Snow 5 4 7 6
An Abundance of Katherines 7 7 6 7
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