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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits

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Want to Read about Happiness or Habits? Check Out These 15 Outstanding Books.

May 17th, 2016

Episode 270 of 401 episodes

My favorite thing to do, by a long shot, is to read books — and then to try to persuade other people to read the books I love. So I get great joy from my monthly book club, where I recommend three books: one book about happiness, habits, or human nature; one outstanding work of children’s literature; and one eccentric pick. People often ask me for various lists, so here’s a list of some of my favorite books about happiness, habits, and human nature. As you’ll see, there’s a big range here. Non-fiction, fiction, essays, journals, serious, light…but in one way or another, these books shed light on some big questions: How do we build a happy life? What do we owe other people? How can we change? What habits will tend to make us happier? How do we learn about ourselves? Oh, how I love all these books. 15 Books About Happiness, Habits, and Human Nature 1. The Conquest of Happiness by Bertrand Russell Buy from IndieBound; BN.com; Amazon 2. Internal Time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You’re So Tired by Till Roenneberg Buy from IndieBound; BN.com; Amazon 3. Here Is New York by E. B. White Buy from ... The post Want to Read about Happiness or Habits? Check Out These 15 Outstanding Books. appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.

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