57 Books on Hank Green’s Bookshelf

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Hank Green's Bookshelves

Do you spy on other people’s bookshelves?

I don’t snoop in bathroom cabinets, I go straight to the bookcases. I love to see the individual combination of books on someone’s shelves – spotting your favorites there, or discoving something new that you never knew you wanted to read.

Book collections are often eclectic and personal; unexpected or odd or insightful.

So every week when I watch Vlogbrothers (the YouTube videos made by John Green and his brother Hank Green), I find myself peering over their shoulders and spying on their bookshelves.

Want to know what’s on Hank Green’s bookshelf? Here are 57 titles I spotted.

1. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

2. The Scott Pilgrim series by Bryan Lee O’Malley

3. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

4. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

5. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

6. Beowulf by Seamus Heaney

7. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

8. Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

9. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

10. Watership Down by Richard Adams

11. The Magicians by Lev Grossman

12. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

13. Possession by A. S. Byatt

14. Marvel’s Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, adapted by Nancy Butler and Hugo Petrus

15. Marvel’s Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, adapted by Nancy Butler and Sonny Liew

16. Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Joss Whedon and Christopher Golden

17. Five Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth by The Oatmeal

18. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

19. The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling

20. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

21. Serenity by Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews, and Will Conrad

22. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

23. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

24. Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card

25. The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons

26. Coraline by Neil Gaiman

27. Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov

28. Star Wars X-Wing Solo Command by Aaron Allison

29. The Sandman comics by Neil Gaiman

30. Dr. Horrible by Joss Whedon

31. Kodocha by Miho Obana

32. The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson

33. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

34. Peeps by Scott Westerfeld

35. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation by M. T. Anderson

36. Sunshine by Robin McKinley

37. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

38. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

39. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

40. Paper Towns by John Green

41. Ship Breaker by Paulo Bacigalupi

42. The Annotated Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and David Shapard

43. Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett

44. Dune by Frank Herbert

45. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

46. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

47. Wizards First Rule by Terry Goodkind

48. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

49. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

50. Little Bee by Chris Cleave

51. About a Boy by Nick Hornby

52. Atonement by Ian McEwan

53. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

54. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

55. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

56. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

57. Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale by Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, and Chris Samnee

57 Books on Hank Green's Bookshelf