Book Club Choices for March 2014

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Because nothing boosts happiness more than a great book, each month, I suggest:

– one outstanding book about happiness or habits
– one outstanding work of children’s or young-adult literature–I have a crazy passion for kidlit
– one eccentric pick–a widely admired and excellent book that I love, yes, but one that may not appeal to everyone

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An outstanding book about happiness or, more specifically, habits:

Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Buy from Amazon.

An outstanding young-adult book:

William Pene du Bois,  The Twenty-One Balloons

Buy from Amazon.

An eccentric pick:

Anne Lamott, Operating  Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year

Buy from 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? Roenneberg’s Internal Time, Hunt’s Up a Road Slowly, and Tartt’s The Secret



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