Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


Revealed! Book Club Choices for February.

February 2nd, 2015

Episode 30 of 371 episodes

Because nothing boosts happiness more than a great book, each month, I suggest: · one outstanding book about happiness or habits · one outstanding work of children’s or young-adult literature–I have a crazy passion for kidlit · one eccentric pick–a widely admired and excellent book that I love, yes, but one that may not appeal to everyone Shop at the wonderful Brooklyn indie WORD, BN.com, Amazon (I’m an affiliate of all three), or your favorite local bookstore. Or visit the library! Drumroll… An outstanding book about happiness or habits: Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant Buy from WORD; BN.com; Amazon. An outstanding children’s book: The House Without a Christmas Tree by Gail Rock Buy from WORD; BN.com; Amazon. An eccentric pick: Forty-one False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers by Janet Malcolm Buy from WORD; BN.com; Amazon. Some readers have said that they wished that I’d describe and make the case for my book choices, instead of just providing links. I’ve noticed that many times, when someone describes a book to me, I want to ...