Something Like Happy by Eva Woods

SomethingLikeHappy4 / 5 Stars

Publication Date 9-5-17

Annie Hebden is stuck. Stuck in her boring job, with her irritating roommate, in a life no thirty-five-year-old would want. But deep down, Annie is still mourning the terrible loss that tore a hole through the perfect existence she’d once taken for granted—and hiding away is safer than remembering what used to be. Until she meets the eccentric Polly Leonard.  

Bright, bubbly, intrusive Polly is everything Annie doesn’t want in a friend. But Polly is determined to finally wake Annie up to life. Because if recent events have taught Polly anything, it’s that your time is too short to waste a single day—which is why she wants Annie to join her on a mission…  

One hundred days. One hundred new ways to be happy. Annie’s convinced it’s impossible, but so is saying no to Polly. And on an unforgettable journey that will force her to open herself to new experiences—and perhaps even new love with the unlikeliest of men—Annie will slowly begin to realize that maybe, just maybe, there’s still joy to be found in the world. But then it becomes clear that Polly’s about to need her new friend more than ever…and Annie will have to decide once and for all whether letting others in is a risk worth taking.


In different ways Annie reminds me of myself. Numb to life, anti social, a real Mr./Mrs. Scrooge. You go through life thinking that this is it, this is as good as it’s ever going to get until one day when you meet that one person who changes everything. Hopefully we all have that one friend who sees the positive and good in everything, if you don’t find one fast! This book definitely had me in my feelings thinking about my own life and what I would do with my time if I only had a hundred days left to live. Something Like Happy will open your eyes to what it truly means to be happy and how simple but yet so hard it is to be just that.

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