Gretchen Rubin

Revealed! Book Club Picks for March. Happy Reading.

Revealed! Book Club Picks for March. Happy Reading.

Because nothing boosts happiness more than a great book, 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’ll post these recommendations here, or to make sure you don’t miss them, sign up for the monthly Book Club newsletter.

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: Edmund Gosse, Father and Son. Buy from WORD; BN.com; Amazon.

An outstanding children’s book: Betsy MacDonald, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. Buy from WORD; BN.com; Amazon.

An eccentric pick: Edward Tufte, The Visual Display of Quantitative InformationBuy from WORD; BN.comAmazon.

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.

If you read last month’s recommendations…what did you think? Faber and Maslish's How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk; Zilpha Keatley Snyder's Black and Blue Magic, and the Journal of Eugène Delacroix. Such good books!

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