The Happiness Project
1) Exercise more
2) Eat healthily
3) Learn how to live again…
Forty-year-old Alison Lund has always carefully planned everything in her well-ordered life, from colour co-ordinating her beautiful h ...more
Each of these women are vastly different characters. Alison is organized, rigid in h ...more
Kate, Alison and Frankie are three young woman in their 20s who all have families. On New Year's eve they all decide to set New Year's resolutions to be more fit, more zen, and accomplished in the new year. Will they be able to complete their goals while juggling family and more? Read on and find out for yourself.
This was a pretty good and heart-warming tale about friends, fam ...more
As a result I really can't comment on whether this works as a stand alone but I would recommend you read both books as they are equally fabulous, although with a slightly different vibe to them.
The Happiness Project felt more about all three women bettering themselves, an ...more
I have to say that I dithered on a rating for this one. I think it would have been five stars if we actually followed the three women (Alison, Frankie, and Kate) for the whole year. They make resolutions for New Year and we stop in March/April timeframe. Also Alison's storyline felt like something was missing. She never talks to her husband about how she feels and about missing his mother. I thought her ...more
Now, this is the type of book that one is either going to love or going to hate. I sincerely doubt there is going to be a middle ground. For me it was a bit of delight with a cast of characters that I enjoyed spending my time with. None of them were entirely likable and some of them were utterly unpleasant but taken all together I d ...more
If I would pick a favourite character, it would be Frankie. She has issues, but she is so much fun.
It is nice to see that 3 totally different women can become friends a ...more
I liked this, ...more
Frankie, Katie, and Alison. Three women, three mothers, different lives and personalities. What a breeze of fresh and funny air do those ladies bring! Kicking stereotypes in the bottom as well as liberating us from the impression we women can have of each other, The Happiness Project is a beautiful tale of friendships through good and bad days. I just loved getting to know these women – three different point of views to help the reader figure out the truth from the appearances, the reality behin...more
At the beginning of “The Happiness Project” we meet the three main characters, all mothers: hot-tempered, single Frankie, organised Alison and Kate, who is already a mother of two and is feeling less than excited about her new pregnancy. There isn’t a lot of context information about the characters and I found that confusing; after doing some online research I found out that THP is a ...more
Alison wants to exercise more to get back her fitness. Kate wants to find more zen during her third pregnancy, to just enjoy it this time round. Frankie just wants a job and not the multi-drop parcel delivery she has just quit...
Each of these women must make their way with the various parenting problems, s ...more
Now let me introduce you to the three leading ladies......Frankie is a perfect mess and m ...more
The Happiness Project explores the lives of three friends who decide together that at the start of the new year, they will make changes to spark happiness, including securing a new job, improving health and wellness, and facing motherhood with a new outlook.
Generally, I enjoy a lighthearted friendship read and was immediately drawn in by the cover art and premise of this story. ...more
I found Frankie the most interesting of the three wom ...more
I enjoyed reading each section following the characters but I can’t say I warmed to many of them. Frankie was probably the most interesting and had the best story but I found the others to be quite two dimensional and a little uninteresting. It’s classic chick-lit featuring some fairly bl ...more
Step outside your comfort zone. Eat those fruits and veggies. Watch your weight. Stay healthy through exercise.
Yeah yeah yeah but what if I told you that happiness is an inside job not something that can be found by embarking on a happiness project with three gal pals?
Well ok, but listen this is like no other project to find true peace just like mother in law Maggie had before she pass ...more
The Characters in this book are all very different to one another, and have completely different lifestyles. They all have the same fear that they are not good enough at being a parent. This book shows that desp ...more
The story is set a few months after the end of I Will Survive. Alison decides that the three of them, herself, Kate and Frankie ...more
So, the first book was I Will Survive. I think it would be easier to understand the dynamics of the characters’ relationship if you read that first. I didn’t, so I’m just guessing. ...more
Thank you at NetGalley for my advanced copy of The Happiness Project.
Alison, Kate, and Frankie are three young mothers in their 20s with different family dynamics. Alison, the overachiever, PTA, and perfectionist supermom. Kate, the pregnant DIY expert who is hard on herself for not being as informed or as positive as her pregnant friend Natalie. Frankie, the bold and outspoken single mom who is adjusting to the demands of parenting, a new job, and dating.
On New Year’s Eve they ...more
I joined netgalley in 2009, and then proceeded to do nothing for ten years. Last Monday, I finally decided to dig up my login information and see if I can start using it. The Happiness Project was the first book that accepted me so I decided it had to be the first one I read.
And I am glad I did.
Apparently this is not the first book, so the author jumps right into the story without giving too much of a background on each of the characters. This didn't bother me at all, though I will s ...more
We are back with Frankie, Alison and Kate for another relatable tale about motherhood and regaining your confidence after a baby. 'The Happiness Project' is the second book in the series and, if you haven't read the first book, 'I Will Survive', don't worry too much as each one can be read as a stand-alone.
Out of the two books I think this one has to be my favourite because the vibe was more relaxed and less forced. I w ...more
Let me start off by saying that when I chose this book, I looked at the title and thought it was going to be a self help book teaching you how to be happier in life. So imagine my surprise when I started to read, only to find out it is a fiction book about three women coming together to make their New Years Resolutions. That sounds kind of cliché right? But I loved how the individual stories about each woman and her resolution became min ...more
My first read of 2019 and a new-to-me author: Pippa James. The Happiness Project was a charming glimpse into the life of three mothers as they make a list of New Years Resolutions together. Being a mother myself, I found I could relate to all of the women at times. I could sympathize with their worries of failure, the desire to not be judged les ...more