I was sent a copy of 365 Days of Wonder from the publisher, Random House, last week! I wasn’t expecting it, but I’ve been really interested in it since I heard it announced. However, it’s not the kind of book I can review in terms of the plot, or the characters, etc… This is a (beautiful!) collective book of precepts, quotes and inspirational things – a page for each day of the year.
Wonder by R J Palacio (read my review here) is about a boy called Auggie, who has a cranial facial disorder, starting middle school – and it documents his first friendships and hardships there. His English teacher, Mr Browne, is in love with Precepts – motivational quotes etc – and asks his students, including Auggie, to mail him their own precept on a postcard over a school holiday. The precepts mentioned in the book were all really powerful and inspirational!
RJ Palacio, the author, received lots of postcards from readers and fans with their own precepts written on them – and over a hundred of them were selected along with some famous icon’s quotes, and were all combined to create 365 Days of Wonder.
365 Days of Wonder is such a beautiful book! Every single page is different, but all of them are vibrant and gorgeous. There are typed precepts, handwritten ones, and occasional pictures. It’s such a beautiful book, whether you’re just flicking through it, reading it all in one go, or doing what the title suggests and reading a precept a day (for a year!).
A lot of the precepts reflect the world of Wonder so beautifully, like the one above. Though it is quite expensive as it’s a hardback, I do recommend checking out a copy upon release – if you loved Wonder, its spin-off novella The Julian Chapter, or if you’re just looking for a really pretty gift book. I’m now keeping my copy on my desk – to read a precept a day (:
[You can also check out and reblog these photos on my Tumblr book blog :)]
I received a copy of 365 Days of Wonder from the publisher, in exchange for a review. In no way at all did this affect my thoughts.
This book is such a beautiful book to hold – I’m so going to be dipping in and out of it.
I haven’t read Wonder yet so I should probably do that! This sounds so, so good! Thank you for drawing my attention to it, Georgia!
Ooooh you must – it’s amazing!:D
This is such a great idea for a spin-off book! I absolutely loved Wonder. Its positive message is one of the best things about it and it’s brilliant to see people haven’t forgotten that. Fantastic review and thanks for reminding me to put this on my TBR!
Yay, I hope you enjoy it! It’s such a beautiful book, and definitely reflects all of the positive messages from Wonder 🙂
This is absolutely beautiful! I need to read Wonder soon.
Wonder is so great. Enjoy!:)