Thursday Book Talk: An Abundance of Katherines

If you are wanting to read something light-hearted and full of comedic relief, then An Abundance of Katherines by John Green is the book for you. I picked up this book the last time I was at Barnes and Noble, mainly because I had read John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars (loved it) and I really liked the look of the cover of this book. I know that’s weird, but in some cases, I actually do judge a book by its cover.

an abundance of katherines

Now, there is no ugly crying in this book (which is what I did in The Fault in Our Stars), but it is definitely an interesting read. The main character, Colin Singleton, just got dumped by his girlfriend, Katherine, who was the nineteenth Katherine in his life. He has a thing for girls named Katherine and they all have a thing for dumping him. Colin is very smart and is constantly anagramming (rearranging letters in a word to form another word or phrase) every word he hears. He is bummed about being dumped, so he and his best friend, Hassan, decide to go on a road trip and wind up in Gutshot, Tennessee. I love the dry humor between Colin and Hassan. I laughed out loud more than a few times. They meet a girl named Lindsey and begin working for her mother, who owns a factory in the very small town of Gutshot. Colin starts working on a mathematical theory that will predict the outcome of all romantic relationships. Along his journey, he finds that sometimes not all relationships can be predicted and that he has more worth than he gives himself credit for.

Has anyone else read this one? What did you think?!

I am headed to the beach today, so be sure to check out our Instagram to see some beach happenings! Jess is still on the mend from her surgery, so keep her in your prayers!

Happy reading!

~Ashley

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