· 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–an excellent book that I love, yes, but one that may not appeal to everyone
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An outstanding book about happiness:
–La Rochefoucauld, Collected Maxims and Other Reflections
An outstanding young-adult book:
– Julie Andrews (yes, the Julie Andrews), Mandy
An eccentric pick:
– Graham Greene, The End of the Affair
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? Baumeister and Tierney's Willpower; Cameron's Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You; and Strachey's Queen Victoria.
So, so, so good.