3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter is hosted live and in-person at the guest's preferred location by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation. Each chapter of 3 Books uncovers and discusses the three most formative books from one of the world's most inspiring people. Sample guests include: Judy Blume, David Sedaris, Chris Anderson of TED, and the world's greatest Uber driver. Each of the 333 chapters is dropped on the exact minute of every new moon and full moon until September 1, 2031. 3 Books is an Apple "Best Of" award-winning show as well as the world's only podcast by and for book lovers, writers, makers, sellers... and librarians. For more info check out: www.3books.co
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Koliebug
Dec 27 '19
Rating:   10
Book lovers will love!

Truly great podcast for bookworms. Davis Sedaris and Judy Blume episodes were amazing! Not only inspiring for readers to keep reading, but writers to start writing.

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Sphinx is
Nov 27 '19
Rating:   10
Great interviews, fascinating insights

I won't say how many years ago I started asking people I met about their favorite book (let's say it was pre-Internet and Amazon), but I loved the conversation that would result from that question, as well as the book recommendations. A lot different than the usual "So, what's your job?" chit-chat. Neil does this with all sorts of interesting people and more in his podcast. You never know who will show up on the next episode which is also a terrific feature. Ad free too!

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CrochetByK
Nov 23 '19
Rating:   10
I'm not alone!

So nice to find a tribe who loves books as much as I do. Neil asks guests honest questions -- he's not afraid to admit what he doesn't know, pull on the little threads of interesting tidbits and follow tangents. And yet he connects it all in the end. I'm adding more new books to my "to read" list than I have time to read.

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kama l
Nov 22 '19
Rating:   10
Wow!

I’m a little late to the game, but I absolutely love this podcast!

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mtokudome
Nov 19 '19
Rating:   10
Great Conversations!

Wow, so happy that I stumbled onto this podcast! As Seth Godin often says, “Books are a screaming bargain. You might have something that might change your life.” I have similar thoughts about listening to quality podcasts like this. It might just be a specific interview or the mention of a specific book that could change your life dramatically. Neil has a great interview style and makes the episodes fun to listen to. Recently started listening, looking forward to catching up on the backlog.

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scienceclubforgirls
Sep 25 '19
Rating:   8
For readers who love writers talking about reading

Love the concept, really interesting interviewees, surprisingly and delightful book recs. The episodes are about 20% too long for my taste/listening time availability. From time to time the host talks over his guests, which is frustrating as I am there to hear them rather than him, but it seems to come from genuine enthusiasm rather than a desire to hear himself talk.

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Sammysam14
Jun 25 '19
Rating:   10
I’m obsessed!!

Neil is amazing, his guests are fascinating and the recommended books are wonderful. Neil has this ability to naturally connect with a wide array of guests and speak thoughtfully and respectfully while exploring some uncomfortable or unpopular opinions. All the while asking questions that provoke my own expansion on many topics. Neil, your amazing. Don’t ever stop. This is work the world needs. I love your work, I love you, thank you for what your doing!

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MrMike298
Apr 10 '19
Rating:   4
Difficult Listening

Good guests, but Mr. Pasricha has the annoying habit of repeatedly interrupting them just as they are beginning to answer. It's as if he wants to show off how well he can anticipate where they're going by jumping in to get there first. It's extremely frustrating.

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labrutafigura
Apr 10 '19
Rating:   10
More than books!

This podcast is more than a podcast for book lovers and librarians. Books are obviously at the centre of the discussions but the podcast is really about life!

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Grizzly87_
Apr 8 '19
Rating:   10
3 books = 🔥🔥🔥

There aren’t enough emojis to describe the sizzle of this show.

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jbiano
Apr 8 '19
Rating:   10
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Love the show! Keep it up mate

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listener over here
Apr 7 '19
Rating:   6
Painful interviewer with many great guests

Pasricha tries rather hard to be a charming intellectual and a sensitive guy. Would that he’d settle into listening more quietly, minus the last few words of several questions. The guests, with a few exceptions, are very good. The Sedaris interview exemplifies my frustrations in the first several minutes. Overall, a good podcast.

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iamsetdoe
Mar 30 '19
Rating:   10
Great show!

Original! Beautiful.

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a.carp10
Mar 20 '19
Rating:   10
Binge worthy 🙌🏽

I’ve binge-listened the first 18 Chapters of this podcast over the last couple weeks and I think it’s safe to say that I’ll be hooked till 2031 (when the podcast is scheduled to end)! Its refreshing to listen to Neil interview a vast array of people, ask interesting and informative questions, and to do it in his own unique way. Oh, and of course the fact that this is all centered around books! Thanks Neil for creating such an informative, thought provoking, and self reflective podcast. I’ve implemented a lot of ideas which you have talked about with your guests, like putting my phone in black and white and carrying a book with me wherever I go to read more this year, and the years to come. And now .. for those of you who have made it to the end of my book review, welcome to the end of the review club, ha! What are you doing? Stop reading the reviews and just go listen already!

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cupcakemel
Mar 7 '19
Rating:   10
New Fave!

If you’ve ever seen the episode of friends with the trivia game bet for the apartment, you’ll understand this. What I tell people is my favourite podcast: My Favourite Murder. My actual favourite: 3 Books. I subscribed over a month ago but for some reason hadn’t listened until yesterday. I love this podcast so much and even more when I heard that Neil organizes his books using the DDS. THAT is awesome. As a child I did the same, complete with inner pockets for the checkout cards, in the library named after myself. What a great concept for a podcast. Keep up the great work! I’d love to hear future episodes with Jann Arden, Marissa Stapley, and Malcolm Gladwell.

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@jjpeller
Mar 5 '19
Rating:   10
GREAT interview skills!!

I just listened to the interview with Seth Godin and was AMAZED!!! That was one of the best interviews I’ve listened to in a long time!! The conversation was fun, interesting and VERY informative!! Keep up the great work!!! - J.J.

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thebiggestcontinent
Mar 3 '19
Rating:   10
1000 stars!!

Hey Neil,I can’t tell you enough how much I’ve been loving your podcast!! I found it a few months ago while scrolling through Apple’s recommended podcasts and haven’t missed an episode since. I’ve found myself even saying the final farewell out loud, along with you - “from Neil Pasricha (and myself), you are what you eat, & you are what you read.” 🙈 During the introduction of several episodes, you mention that this podcast will uncover the 1000 most formative books over 15 years. I stopped to think about that for the first time, yesterday. I’ll be 40 years old when this podcast concludes. As I’m sure this podcast will grow and change over time, it will be fun to see how I change and grow as your podcast does the same. I’m excited to continue to grow alongside 3 books :)To conclude - I’ve got a quick question! You mentioned in one episode that you know Rich Roll! I’ve been listening to his podcast for YEARS and think he is absolutely crazy inspiring. I’d love to see an episode of 3 books uncovering Rich Roll’s 3 most formative books. Again, thanks so much for all your put into this podcast, it truly is a gift. And CONGRATS on the Apple podcast award!!!

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ONeNoBLe
Feb 20 '19
Rating:   10
Book Lover Conversations?!

It isn't always easy finding people who are passionate about the same things as you. Great book podcasts aren't always easy to find, but 3 Books is solid! It's an informative podcast ranging in topics from BookTubing to children's literature. Neil's humility and willingness to ask "stupid" questions keeps the show simple and understandable, rather than snooty and elitist. One would think guests would simply be authors, but so far his guests have come from all walks of life. Learning the 3 most formative books of a person may give us a glance into their soul, this podcast attempts to distill that into audio format!

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oregonbenefit
Feb 19 '19
Rating:   10
I’m Hooked!!

I found the 3 Books podcast yesterday after listening to Neil’s interview on What You Will Learn and knew I wanted more. On the spot I downloaded & listened to chapter 3 with Neil talking with Seth Godin, then subscribed & downloaded every single episode (which was a first for me, even as an avid listener of podcasts). I’m eager to listen to the rest starting right now as I head out the door for today’s workout walk (which stretched to 6 miles yesterday, thanks to riveting content)! Thank you Neil, for this gift to book and life lovers!

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ki6ayg
Jan 31 '19
Rating:   10
Absolutely Amazing and insightful!!

A absolutely amazing and insightful podcast full of truly amazing people and books!! I literally binge listen all of the episodes since I discovered this podcast 3 woks ago!!Djani Drocić

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