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Gretchen Rubin


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Gretchen Craft Rubin is an American author, blogger and speaker.
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The Book of Dust
La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1)
Philip Pullman - Jun 04, 2019 (first published in 2017)
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"Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen-year wait: The Book of Dust is one of them." --The Washington PostPhilip Pullman returns to the parallel world of his groundbreaking novel The Golden Compass to expand on the story of Lyra, "one of fantasy's most indelible characters" (The New York Times Magazine).Malcolm Polstead is the kind of bo...
Manhattan Beach
A Novel
Jennifer Egan - Jun 05, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. ‎Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Br...
Gretchen Rubin
It’s so satisfying.     source
The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas - Feb 28, 2017
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A three-time winner of Goodreads Choice AwardsSixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer....
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Tales of Magic Boxed Set
Edward Eager - Oct 18, 2016
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For over sixty years, Edward Eager's Tales of Magic have been favorites with readers of all ages. Now his four most popular stories—Half Magic, Knight's Castle, Magic by the Lake, and The Time Garden—are available in one handsome package. Perfect for gift-giving or for introducing eager new readers to a whole world of wit and magic, this collection...
Harry Potter
The Complete Collection
J. K. Rowling - Nov 15, 2014 (first published in 2007)
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A beautiful boxed set containing all seven Harry Potter novels in hardback. These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It’s time to PASS THE MAGIC ON …...
Gretchen Rubin
Do not let myself reread it, reread it, reread it. I have to hold it for a moment of need.     source
Give and Take
Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
Adam Grant - Mar 25, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today’s dramatically reconfigured world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. In Give and Take, Adam Grant, an award-winning researcher and Wharton’s highest-rated professor, examines the surprising forces...
Gretchen Rubin
Packed with cutting-edge research, concrete examples, and deep insight, Give and Take offers extraordinarily thought-provoking—and often surprising—conclusions about how our interactions with others drive our success and happiness.     source
Delivering Happiness
A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
Tony Hsieh - Mar 19, 2013 (first published in 2010)
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Pay brand-new employees $2,000 to quit Make customer service the responsibility of the entire company-not just a department Focus on company culture as the #1 priority Apply research from the science of happiness to running a business Help employees grow-both personally and professionally Seek to change the world Oh, and make money too . . . ...
Gretchen Rubin
In this fascinating and often hilarious account, the author explains how he turns his beliefs into actions that really do deliver happiness.     source
R. J. Palacio - Feb 14, 2012
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Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement.I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse. A...
Gretchen Rubin
An amazing book.     source
Why We Get Fat
And What to Do About It
Gary Taubes - Dec 27, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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Building upon his critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Gary Taubes revisits the urgent question of what’s making us fat—and how we can change. He reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century—none more damaging or misguided than the “calories-in, calories-out” model of why we get fat—an...
Gretchen Rubin
I was persuaded to adopt a low-carb approach to eating when I read Why We Get Fat.     source
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You
A Novel
Peter Cameron - Apr 28, 2009 (first published in 2007)
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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is the story of James Sveck, a sophisticated, vulnerable young man with a deep appreciation for the world and no idea how to live in it. James is eighteen, the child of divorced parents living in Manhattan. Articulate, sensitive, and cynical, he rejects all of the assumptions that govern the adult world aroun...
Gretchen Rubin
An amazing character and a beautifully written book.     source
Samuel Johnson
The Major Works (Oxford World's Classics)
Samuel Johnson - Apr 15, 2009 (first published in 1925)
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Samuel Johnson's literary reputation rests on such a varied output that he defies easy description: poet, critic, lexicographer, travel writer, essayist, editor, and, thanks to his good friend Boswell, the subject of one of the most famous English biographies.This volume celebrates Johnson's astonishing talent by selecting widely across the full ra...
Gretchen Rubin
I read and reread, a lot.     source
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Holes by Louis Sachar
The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C. G. Jung
The Midnight Fox by Betsy Byars
A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander
A Collection of Essays by George Orwell