A reader suggested that once a month, I include a suggested reading list. Great idea: I’ll include this list on the last day of every month.
Because it’s summer, when people tend to have more time to read novels, I’ll start with a list of novels that I found most interesting on the subject of happiness.
All of these books are TERRIFIC. You may be cowed by the thought of reading War and Peace, but I was staying up late to read it every night until I finished it–there’s a reason it’s a classic of world literature. Or if you’re in the mood for something more light and fun, start with Happy All the Time. But I promise, you can’t go wrong with any book on this list.
Elizabeth von Arnim, Elizabeth and Her German Garden
Wallace Stegner, Crossing to Safety
J. P. Marquand, Point of No Return
Marilynne Robinson, Gilead
Laurie Colwin, Happy All the Time
Michael Frayn, A Landing on the Sun
Lisa Grunwald, Whatever Makes You Happy
Nick Hornby, How to Be Good
Ian McEwan, Saturday
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
Winifred Watson, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day