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Revealed! Book Club Picks for July. Happy Reading.

booksopeninvitingBecause 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, 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: Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men. Buy from WORD; BN.com; Amazon.

An outstanding children’s book: Edith Nesbit’s The Railway Children. Buy from WORD; BN.com; Amazon.

An eccentric pick: Virginia Woolf’s A Writer’s DiaryBuy 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? Smith’s Just Kids; Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, Orwell’s A Collection of Essays.

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