Gretchen Rubin

Revealed: the Happiness Book Club Picks for November. Happy Reading!

Revealed: the Happiness Book Club Picks for November. Happy Reading!

Because nothing boosts happiness more than a great book, I’ve started a book club (of sorts).  So many people have signed up–it’s thrilling! Each month, I  suggest:

  • One outstanding book about happiness.
  • One outstanding work of children’s or young-adult literature. I have a crazy passion for kidlit.
  • One eccentric pick. This is a book that I love, but freely admit may not be for everyone.

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. So I won’t describe these books, but  I love all the books I recommend; I’ve read them at least twice if not many times; and they’re widely loved.

I’ll post these recommendations here, or to make sure you don’t miss them, sign up for the monthly Book Club newsletter.

Each month, I’ll ask for comments on the previous selections. That way we can have a conversation about them.

Shop at the wonderful Brooklyn indie WORD,, Amazon (I’m an affiliate of all three), or your favorite local bookstore. Or visit the library! Drumroll…

An outstanding book about happiness: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer.  Buy from WORD;; Amazon.

An outstanding children’s book: The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright. Buy from WORD;; Amazon.

An eccentric pick: The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again). Buy from WORD; Amazon.

If you’d like to hear me speak briefly about these books, check out this (very short) video.

If you read last month’s recommendations…what did you think? Did you enjoy the choices? Julia Child's My Life in France; Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass; and James Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson.

Happy reading!

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