Here's our sixth read!

It’s been a whirlwind of a year. There is still a lot of uncertainty. We've struggled to adapt to our new normal - from suddenly having to work from home, navigate the bumps in virtual learning and worrying about vulnerable ones. It might have also been hard to do the things you normally would enjoy like cooking, getting a workout in or picking up a good book. That’s why we want to end the year off on a note of positivity by reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin – a blockbuster bestseller that's been on the New York Times bestseller list for more than

two years and has been published in more than 30 languages.


WHERE TO GET IT You can pick up the book online, in stores or as an audio book. If you plan on hitting a store, call them to check on stock first. WHAT IS IT ABOUT “An enlightening, laugh-aloud read filled with open, honest glimpses into Rubin’s real life, woven together with constant doses of humor. Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. The days are long, but the years are short, she realized. Time is passing, and not focusing enough on the things that really matter. In a flash, she decided to dedicate a year to a happiness project. The result? One of the most thoughtful and engaging works on happiness to have emerged from the recent explosion of interest in the subject. In this lively and compelling account, Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference. In fact, Rubin’s “happiness project” no longer describes just a book or a blog; it’s a movement. Happiness Project groups, where people meet to discuss their happiness projects, have sprung up across the country—and across the world.”

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