Standalone Sunday: An Abundance of Katherines

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Throughout our lives we learn from the relationships we have with each other, whether a significant other or a friend. In An Abundance of Katherines by John Green we get to go on a road trip with Colin, a boy who’s learned something new with each relationship he’s had, each of which happens to be with a girl named Katherine. This is such an adorable book. I really enjoyed reading it!

Standalone Sunday is a weekly meme created by Megan@bookslayerReads. This meme is about a Standalone book (that is not part of a series) that you loved and would recommend. Be sure to check out her awesome bookish blog!


An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

katherinesKatherine V thought boys were gross
Katherine X just wanted to be friends
Katherine XVIII dumped him in an e-mail
K-19 broke his heart

When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.

On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun–but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl.

Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.

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Wine Pairing

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The wide variety of flavors found in this Candy Babee California Reisling pair well with John Green’s An Abundance of Katherine’s. The taste of Pear, Apricot, and Peach, combined with the hints of Honeysuckle and Grapefruit, are representative of the different Katherine’s found throughout this lighthearted YA Contemporary.


Will this be added to your TBR pile? What other John Green books have you read? Which one was your favorite?

31 thoughts on “Standalone Sunday: An Abundance of Katherines

    • SarahYAandWine says:

      I really like Looking for Alaska! It’s definitely one of my top JG books! Will Grayson, Will Grayson is probably my favorite one though!

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    • SarahYAandWine says:

      Oh bummer. It isn’t one of his most known or well read books. I think that is why I liked it. Will Grayson, Will Grayson is probably my favorite of his followed by TFIOS & Looking for Alaska.

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  1. Christy Luis says:

    Great review and so glad you enjoyed it! Despite Green’s effervescent nerdy charm, I ended up DNFing this one. I actually haven’t managed to finish even one Green book yet, for shame! The Fault in Our Stars movie totally hit home emotionally for me, though πŸ™‚ Do you have a favorite Green that you would recommend to anyone and everyone?

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  2. Book Princess Review (@_bookprincess_) says:

    Ooooh, I love the wine that you chose, Sarah! It’s so ridiculously pretty (and totally making me crave those candies XD). But I read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and I kind of gave up on him after that. XD I could’t connect even though he seems like a very witty person. This one does seem kind of interesting, though. Wonderful post, Sarah!! πŸ˜€

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  3. Sophie @ Blame Chocolate says:

    This was the second and last John Green book I read but I’m not really sure what I thought of it.
    It was okay, I guess, cute in places, and definitely better than Looking for Alaska, but still not quite there. I thought the concept was adorable, though!
    Glad to know you loved it so much, Krysti! πŸ™‚

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      • SarahYAandWine says:

        Hehe! It’s ok! I haven’t posted in a couple weeks either so I’m sure it totally threw you off. I liked that it was a bit fluffier than his more serious stuff. There aren’t many books that I don’t enjoy.

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    • SarahYAandWine says:

      I’ve read five of his books. This one is a lighter read compared to TFIOS. I love all of his books! There are a few I haven’t read yet but I will at some point!

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