Let’s Talk Books: We Should Hangout Sometime by Josh Sundquist


The whole book in a nutshell: if Sheldon Cooper and Augustus Waters had a lovechild it would be Josh Sundquist and his scientific approach to searching for love and what could go wrong. I could not, for the life of me, understand why it took so long for me to pick this up. The prose is good and the cover is so adorable, A+ on the font choice, Lee Crutchley, Greg Stadnyk and Marcie Lawrence (kudos to the jacket artists of Hachette Book Group, Inc!).

This wonderful book is about a guy named Josh Sundquist (gee, we needed you to spell that out, Enya) and his scientific approach to unravel the mystery of his single-ness. He goes through each and every almost-girlfriend in three parts: Background – to which he explains the reason for attraction and how it went downhill, Hypothesis – where he theorizes what caused the fallout, and Investigation – in which we all find the answers to why things didn’t work.

Why I love this book: Prose. The writing is at a pace you usually find in middle school science books where every detail of the process explained in a manner where you come to a conculsion gradually rather than having to deal with time-consuming technicalities where in the end, you’re clueless to a result that may or may not be the solution (also the narrative of Natural Science vs. Algebra textbooks). The events are all relatable because as the cover insinuates, are based on true events. Although I am still skeptical of the Miss America event – sorry, I have yet to do some research to shed light if this Miss America thing really happened.

A must-read this one.

Overall Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars


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