Something Like Happy
by Eva Woods
Pub Date 05 Sep 2017
“It’s simple, really. You’re just meant to do one thing every day that makes you happy. Could be little things. Could be big. In fact, we’re doing one right now…”
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.
With wry wit and boundless heart, Eva Woods delivers an unforgettable tale of celebrating triumphs great and small, seizing the day, and always remembering to live in the moment
"Inspired by the "100 Happy Days" challenge, Woods presents a hilariously uplifting and heartwarming story of hope in the midst of despair....This is an enjoyable read that needs to spread far and wide." -Booklist
“Delightful page-turning awaits readers, even with Polly’s inevitable finale. Polly is a wonderful character with a positively infectious attitude—memorable and magnetic, with a healthy dose of gallows humor. Joy shines through the tears, as this novel is a life lesson that should not be ignored.” -Publishers Weekly on Something Like Happy
"Simply irresistible!" -Library Journal on Something Like Happy
“Something Like Happy is inspiration in a bottle. Author Woods uses her novel—inspired by a social-media hashtag—to explore the exhilaration of new friendship, the power of loss, and the evergreen tendrils of hope.” -Booklist on Something Like Happy
“Filled with beautiful life lessons of love, loss, friendship, and forgiveness, Something Like Happy is a perfect feel-good read. A warm, funny, thoughtful novel, packed with heart and charged with emotion.”
—Lori Nelson Spielman, #1 international bestselling author of The Life List
“A special book that will make you laugh through your tears with its heartfelt take on happiness and friendship.”
—Amy E. Reichert, author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake
We also recommend you check-out the three other launch titles for Graydon House, a new imprint launching September 2017:Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda: https://www.netgalley.com/publisher/title/107224
Perfectly Undone by Jamie Raintree (debut author): https://www.netgalley.com/publisher/title/107230
House of Shadows by Nicola Cornick: https://www.netgalley.com/publisher/title/107229