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Review: The Book of Awesome

Hi friends, I hope your Thursday is awesome! In today’s throwback Thursday, I’m looking at Neil Pasricha’s books, The Book of Awesome, The Book of Even More Awesome, The Book of Holiday Awesome.

You can’t tell me these books don’t make you smile! 🙂

It seems that this week has turned into non-fiction week!

Read: November 2011
Rating: 4 Stars

The Book of Awesome
The Book of Awesome

The Book of Awesome by: Neil Pasricha: This book is filled with all those little moments in life that give us joy. From popping bubble wrap to getting the eyelash out of your eye, there are moments after moments to live and feel good about. Of course not all the entries are going to be awesome to every reader, but there is definitely something for everyone. Some are more relatable than others, it all depends on the reader and what they find an awesome feeling. This is what makes the book something enjoyable and an overall rewarding read. The entries range from a sentence to a couple pages, but it all read very fast-paced. The content made it really easy to read too. The writing was a little cheesy and at times coy, like the author wants to be your best friend. The fact that there really is no order to the entries and that they are random is just another great factor to read The Book of Awesome.

Read: January 2012
Rating: 4 Stars

The Book of Even More Awesome
The Book of Even More Awesome

The Book of Even More Awesome by: Neil Pasricha: Pasricha is back at it again with even more awesome. Like before, the book is filled with different sized entries of the small things in our lives that make it awesome. Again not all entries will resonate with the reader, but a lot more will, than won’t. This book takes things a little differently, whereas the first book was quite random in its entries, this one felt like there was more of an order. This book felt like Pasricha was specifically trying to tell the reader to appreciate life more; it felt very personal, especially when he shared his own story at the end. Now saying that, it didn’t feel pushy or in your face, it felt natural the way it was written, almost like he did it subconsciously. Speaking of personal stories, his stories of his friends or with his sister really gave the book that cozy feel; you could feel Pasricha open up a lot more in this book. Lastly, this time around he used a lot of pop culture references in his writing, namely Star Wars, which gave it a light fun, humorous read. This book is definitely a must-read.

Read: January 2012
Rating: 4 Stars

The Book of Holiday Awesome
The Book of Holiday Awesome

The Book of Holiday Awesome by: Neil Pasricha: For this book, Pasricha has taken every holiday and compiled a list, if you will, of all the possible awesome things that happen at that given time. From Christmas, to Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day to Halloween and everything in between there is sure to be something for everyone. This book gives its reader the warm and fuzzy feelings as they read about some of the best times of the year. This book also includes holidays such as Hanukkah and Kwanzaa and even Diwali; not only do we get to read about the awesome that surrounds the holiday, but Pasricha gives a history lesson in them so the reader knows what, and how each holiday came to be. It’s quite clever and you actually learn something. The downside to this book is that there are repeats; some of the entries we have read before in the past two books. It was nice to see them again, but at the same time it felt repetitive. Some of them Pasricha added more content to them, which was nice, but for the most part it was something we’ve seen already. This book was still as good as the past two, and is definitely recommended for a pick-me-up.

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3 thoughts on “Review: The Book of Awesome

  1. This sounds like a wonderful series of books. I feel like I need some more awesome in my life so I will definitely be checking these out when I get the chance. I may just start with the first one and see how relevant it is for me before going out and getting all three! 😀
    Great reviews Meghan, also how amazing is it that books like this, this positive, actually exist out there for people to find? 🙂 ❤

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