Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


Revealed! Book Club Choices for January.

January 1st, 2015

Episode 11 of 540 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: An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope Buy from WORD; BN.com; Amazon. An outstanding children’s book: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls Buy from WORD; BN.com; Amazon. An eccentric pick: Dear Genius by Ursula Nordstrom 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 read it less. And often, weirdly, the better a book is, the worse ...

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