Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


Revealed! Book Club Choices for February. Happy Reading!

January 31st, 2016

Episode 208 of 372 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 IndieBound, BN.com, or Amazon (I’m an affiliate), or your favorite local bookstore. Or my favorite, visit the library! Drumroll… A book about happiness, good habits, or human nature: Here Is New York by E. B. White Buy from IndieBound; BN.com; Amazon. An outstanding children’s book: Baby Island by Carol Ryrie Brink Buy from IndieBound; BN.com; Amazon. An eccentric pick: Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf Buy from IndieBound; 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 read it less. And often, weirdly, the better a book is, the worse it sounds. Nevertheless, because so many readers have requested it, I’ve ...