SFH Favorite Collected Quotes – John Green


Here at the start of 2015, I have created a new blog category. Each Monday I am  posting one of my favorite quotes. Join me for a spot of inspiration, a chuckle, or a sigh when you say, “Oh, I love this.”

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”     John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

We have all felt this way, haven’t we? The first time I read Ian McEwan or Jane Gardham, or the other authors I have written about on this blog, I wanted everyone to read their work.  I think writers hopes to create something that would make a reader feel this way. I would love to know which book/author you want the world to read. Please leave a suggestion as a comment.

A Wikipedia moment with John Green. John Michael Green (born August 24, 1977) is an American author of young adult fiction, YouTube video blogger, historian and creator of online educational videos. He won the 2006 Printz Award for his debut novel, Looking for Alaska, and his most recent novel, The Fault in Our Stars debuted #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list in January 2012.


About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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6 Responses to SFH Favorite Collected Quotes – John Green

  1. noelleg44 says:

    Great quote. Stepheny. If I had to choose one, it would be our favorite Charleston author Pat Conroy!

  2. johnvic8 says:

    Les Miserables would be my choice. It is a masterfully crafted story, but more importantly its message: an act of forgiveness can change my human selfishness.

  3. Christina says:

    Hi Stepheny, thank you for following my blog, I hope you enjoy what you read and that you’ll leave comments if you’d like to. I’m always looking for things to read so I’ll enjoy reading about your suggestions.

  4. pbmgarden says:

    Stepheny, lately I’m overrun with books in the house and am having trouble choosing any single one to give up. I like following the NC authors.

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