Gretchen Rubin

Revealed! Book Club Choices for September. Happy Reading.

Revealed! Book Club Choices for September. 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.

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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: Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness.

Buy The Conquest of Happiness from WORD; BN.comAmazon.

An outstanding children’s book: Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time.

Buy A Wrinkle in Time from WORD;; Amazon.

An eccentric pick: Winston Churchill, My Early Life. 

Buy My Early Life from WORD;; Amazon.

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? Lyubomirsky's The How of Happiness, Cashore's Graceling, and Novik's His Majesty's Dragon.

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