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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green was the book we chose to read this month. Sometime in 2011, I preordered this book for my husband, probably the biggest 30 something grown man fan of John Green EVER. Seriously, if they made a John Green sheet and comforter set, it would be on our bed.
Like the good wife that I am, I waited for Nate to arrive home and open it when it arrived — mainly to see what color sharpie John Green had signed his book. (It was red, btw.) Anyway, after watching my husband read it for 2 1/2 hours nonstop that night, I promptly stole it off his nightstand around 1 am, and I finished it a few hours later.
Of all the John Green books, this one is my favorite. I think it was because even though they were two cancer-filled teenagers, the book really wasn’t about cancer. What was meaningful to me was this great message, especially to teens, that your impact on the world can be small and still be so meaningful. Heroics don’t need to be something that the entire world must witness to let you be remembered.
Their relationship reminded me of our courtship, which began over an email conversation in regards to having a relationship with “more light than heat.” I found out later that was my sweet husband’s hidden attempt at “testing” my intelligence.
I had listened before to John reading from the book, so I knew the premise. I was worried it would be a rather painful story since you figured someone was eventually going to die. However, it wasn’t like that. I loved the love story. It brings back those memories of first falling for the love of your life. It was fun and funny, and the plot twists were unexpected.
Now onto next month’s book choices!
Each month, we open voting on the 23rd on our blogs, voting will close on the 28th of each month when we will announce our winner. Voting will also enter you in a giveaway to win a copy of the winning book! In addition, the previous month’s winner will have the option to nominate a book for the next months voting cycle.
Vote for your choice down below. Here are the descriptions for next month’s choices: