Gretchen Rubin

Revealed! Book Club Picks for June. Happy Reading.

Revealed! Book Club Picks for June. 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: Pattie Smith's Just Kids. Buy from WORD; BN.com; Amazon.

An outstanding children’s book: Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden. Buy from WORD; BN.com; Amazon.

An eccentric pick: George Orwell's A Collection of EssaysBuy 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? Schwartz's The Paradox of Choice, Barrie's Peter Pan, and Frazer's The Golden Bough.

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