Earlier this year, I read The Happiness Project, and I absolutely loved it. I am such a big fan that I subscribed to Gretchen Rubin's Facebook page and her newsletter. So when she announced that she was releasing a follow up called Happier at Home, I was all over it. I might have even marked the release date on my calendar (in a completely non-obsessive way, of course).
If you enjoyed the first book, you will find that this one is written in the same vein. One day, author Gretchen Rubin realized that she was feeling homesick in her own home. She did some soul searching and came up with 9 months worth of resolutions that were geared towards making her home a safe place full of comfort and warmth. She spent the school year tackling topics such as family, interior design, and possessions. One chapter she tackled that hit especially close to home for me involved wanting to appreciate the now. To be present and savor every minute, because one day today will be the good old days. I often find myself thinking about this very thing, so I really appreciated her resolutions around this.
Although I did really enjoy this book, it didn't quite capture the magic of the first for me. I would give it a solid 4 our of 5 stars, and definitely recommend it to anyone who was a fan of the first book. However, if you only read one of them, the first is definitely the way to go.
Next up, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I wanted a nice quick read before I tackle Gone Girl.