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Revealed! Book Club Choices for October. Happy Reading.

Stitched PanoramaBecause 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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An outstanding book about happiness:  Daniel Nettle, Personality: What Makes You the Way You Are.

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An outstanding children’s book: Joan Aiken, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.

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An eccentric pick:  Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

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I didn’t plan this, but all three books are quite short, so if you’re busy, these three make good choices.

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? Russell’s The Conquest of Happiness; L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time; and Churchill’s My Early Life.

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