Turtles All the Way Down: Countdown + John Green reads Chapter 1

Hello, friends!

I’m interrupting my weekly schedule to bring you a new post today. This was unplanned but I stumbled upon this article and decided I had to talk about it. Which article?

It’s an article (or an announcement, I guess) by Penguin Random House International. They’re preparing for John Green’s new book, Turtles All the Way Down, by reading one of his previous books each week leading up to the release on October 10th and they’re inviting us to read along with them. You can share thoughts, quotes, and pictures through #TurtlesAlltheWayCountDown and there’s a chance for you to win one of his books!

Here’s the schedule they’re following.

Week 1: Looking for Alaska (Sept 4- Sept 10)
Read and discuss the book/share your favorite quotes/share your photos using #TurtlesAlltheWayCountDown
Looking for Alaska Giveaway (open for entries Sept 4-11): Enter here

Week 2: An Abundance of Katherines (Sept 11- Sept 17)
Read and discuss the book/share your favorite quotes/share your photos using #TurtlesAlltheWayCountDown
An Abundance of Katherines Giveaway (open for entries Sept 11-18): Enter here

Week 3: Paper Towns (Sept 18- Sept 24)
Read and discuss the book/share your favorite quotes/share your photos using #TurtlesAlltheWayCountDown
Paper Towns Signed (!) Copy Giveaway (open for entries Sept 18-25): Enter here

Week 4: Will Grayson, Will Grayson (Sept 25- Oct 1)
Read and discuss the book/share your favorite quotes/share your photos using #TurtlesAlltheWayCountDown
Will Grayson, Will Grayson Giveaway (open for entries Sept 25-Oct 2): Enter here

Week 5: The Fault in Our Stars (Oct 2- Oct 8)
Read and discuss the book/share your favorite quotes/share your photos using #TurtlesAlltheWayCountDown
The Fault in Our Stars Giveaway (open for entries Oct 2-Oct 9): Enter here

Week 6: Turtles All the Way Down (Oct 10- Oct 17)
Hooray! A new John Green novel is HERE! Read Turtles All the Way Down and let us know what you think. Tag @PRHGlobal on Twitter and Penguin Random House International USA on Facebook.
Turtles All the Way Down Giveaway (open for entries Oct 10-Oct 17): Enter here

I love the idea of reading all his books before the new one releases and I’d love to do it. I’m not going to commit myself 100%, but I am going to try and read as many of his books as possible before Turtles All the Way Down releases.

Are you curious what Turtles All the Way Down is all about? Here’s John reading Chapter 1

I have to say, this sounds like it’s going to be an intense read. Those of you who’ve watched John’s videos over the years and / or listened to Dear Hank and John know that John struggles with anxiety (and OCD) himself and it shows from the first chapter he’s read. I can’t imagine what it must’ve been like for him to write about such a personal topic but I applaud him for it even if the books turns out to be not-so-great (which I doubt!) All in all, I’m excited to read it when it comes out!

Are you looking forward to Turtles All the Way Down? Are you going to participate in the countdown? What did you think of Chapter 1? Yay or nay? Let me know in the comments!

 

13 thoughts on “Turtles All the Way Down: Countdown + John Green reads Chapter 1

  1. I have heard a little bit about this countdown and I really want to participate, but at the same time I know I won’t be able to keep up / have already too many books to read and I AM JUST CONFUSED and don’t know what to do ahah. So glad you are participating, I hope you’ll have tons of fun!
    I watched the video last night and really liked it – it must have been hard to write about such a topic for him, and the first chapter sounded quite intense already. I can’t wait to read the whole book! 🙂

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  2. I’ve heard a lot about John Green’s new release, it seems like plenty of people are really excited for it and I can see why because he’s an incredible writer. Granted the only one of his releases I’ve read is The Fault in Our Stars but that was amazing and one of my friends is a massive fan of all of John Green’s books.
    I hope you have fun with this countdown Lauren, it seems like a great way to build the excitement and re-read some old favourites as well. 🙂

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    • I like TFIOS, but Looking for Alaska will always be my favourite. You should give it a chance someday when you feel like you’ve got the rest of your TBR under control 😉

      It’s definitely very exciting and I hope I get to read at least a couple of them before it releases.

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