Waiting on Wednesday #4: He’s back!

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re all excited about! This week I’m waiting for…..


Title: Turtles All the Way Down
Author: John Green
Release Date: October, 10th 2017
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers (Penguin)
Pages: ?

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward.
Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

Why am I waiting?

This is the best bookish news I’ve heard this year and also my most anticipated read for 2017. I can’t believe I’ll get to read a new John Green in less than three months after FIVE years of waiting. I knew he was writing again because he’s mentioned it several times on “the pod”* and in his YouTube video’s** but I had absolutely no idea it would be published so soon. So it was actually a BIG surprise when he announced it.

Having said that, I’m scared because there’s a lot of hype surrounding this book. There are a lot of expectations and there’s a lot of pressure for this to be good. John actually admitted being really scared of the reactions because it’s his most personal book (for those of you who don’t know, John Green also has OCD, like the MC, and social anxiety). So, yes, I’m scared and nervous that it won’t be as good as I’m imagining it to be. I’m worried it won’t live up to the expectations, but I’ll try not to think about it too much and treat Turtles All the Way Down like any other book.

I hope you’ll read it too so we can share our thoughts.  I know John isn’t the most popular in the blogging community, but even if you didn’t love his previous books, I think you should give this one a chance. It’s been five years after all.

On an unrelated note: did you know he’s signing 200.000+ copies? If you live in the US and Canada (as an international book blogger I’m so jealous!) , here’s information on how to get your hands on a signed copy!

*Dear Hank and John (or as John prefers to think of it, Dear John and Hank). It’s a comedy podcast about death where Hank and his brother John answer all your questions, give dubious advice, and give you all the week’s news on both Mars and AFC Wimbledon.

**Vlogbrothers, Hank and John Green’s YouTube channel

Are you excited about Turtles All the Way Down? What are you waiting for this Wednesday?

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11 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday #4: He’s back!

  1. YES perfect choice, Lauren! I can’t wait for this book even if, just like you, I am a bit scared of the expectations. Also, for the signed copies, did you watch John Green’s latest videos on his books and signing and all? He’s talking about the ISBN of the signed edition and… well, I found it on Amazon France so I pre-ordered it and I’m hoping it is true ??! Ahah, maybe you could check for your country? 🙂

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    • That’s weird because he said it would only be available in the US. But maybe Amazon is shipping the books from the US to France? Not sure. I’m going to investigate 😄

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      • I don’t know – it made me feel so confused as well, but…I tried ahah. Let me know if you find something out in your own Amazon’s country website! 🙂

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  2. Who in the world isn’t waiting for this book! I am counting down the days and already have my copy on pre-order (and I may have cried when he announced it, how embarrassing!) although I can’t get a signed copy 😢 great book choice!

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    • You shouldn’t be embarrassed. I think a LOT of people are really really excited to finally read some new stuff from him.
      I’m sad I can’t get a signed copy either 😦


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