Book review: Happy by Fearne Cotton

Book review: Happy by Fearne Cotton


Happy Sunday lovelies, I hope you are having a great day. Today I am feeling a lot better, I made it to work and now I am getting ready for an afternoon nap. I’ve bruised my ribs so they hurt a little, but I have been much better today.

On Friday, I was meant to upload this review, but plans changed and I had to delay it. But, it’s finally here!

Fearne Cotton: Happy

I received this as a gift back in February for my birthday and I finally got round to reading it a few weeks ago.

Fearne is definitely one of my biggest motivators, she has a great positive aura around her and I love that kind of energy.

Happy isn’t just a book for you to read, Fearne has incorporated little tasks for you to take part in a long the way and I love the idea.

Happy is about re-finding yourself, finding things that work for you and what doesn’t. For me, this book was perfect for finding my positivity.

I love the tasks set inside, they really got me thinking. I think some of the activities we should do everyday, some every week, and some every month, just to check in with ourselves to make sure we’re still doing okay, and if we’re not, then we can re-evaluate the situation to get us back on track.

I use this book as my safe haven, a place I can escape to when I need time to myself. What I love about this book is how open Fearne talks about her own struggles. With no gloss over the top, she talks honestly about her struggles. Sometimes, we need to know that we’re not the only ones going through it, so it was nice to know that I wasn’t on my own.

Fearne helps break the taboo of mental health, she shares honestly that everything isn’t always buttercups and daisies. Our struggles are different, we experience different things and expect different outcomes, but the feeling of being the only one in the situation is real for all of us. You are never alone though, and Fearne shows this throughout.

I think my favourite section is the digital detox (something we all need to do, whether we have issues or not). Fearne cleverly left an outline of a phone, you place your phone on top of that outline and leave it for an hour, go and do something, and come back once the hour is up. It gets you thinking about your every day life, do you really need your phone glued to your hand? Are you happier without your phone? Was you able to achieve something?

I do the digital detox every week, it’s so refreshing and for an hour, it really doesn’t kill me. I find that I can do so much more when my phone isn’t there to distract me. I’m a lot more motivated too, I actually want to go and do something, whether that is reading a book or going outside. I still manage to do that without having to check my phone every minute.

I definitely recommend trying this book. I think Happy is the positivity that we all need. Even if you use this for your “me days” it’s definitely worth it. You don’t have to read it everyday, you don’t have to take part in every task, this is your road to happiness, so you take what you want and use it in a way that’ll benefit you.

Thank you so much for reading my review. I hope you enjoyed. If you did, leave a like and comment below if you have ever read book for or what you’re feet positivity book is.

I’m running on my mobile data tonight, so I’ll do my best to reply, but if not, I’ll talk to you all tomorrow.

Have a great evening, get lots of rest for tomorrow and for those of you with exams this week, good luck.

Lots of love,

A x



  1. May 20, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    Really want to get this! It sounds so positive and effective, especially the digital detox part. Lovely review ❤

    • May 22, 2018 / 10:43 am

      I’m glad! You definitely should! Even if you read it every now and then, it’s definitely worth it ❤️

  2. July 15, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    I wouldnt put this book down! I read it in only 2 days. I fell in love with all the other books from this author and was sure I shouldnt skip this one. Love the author who has a great way of making the reader sympathize with the storyline and a need to know how all ends up..I am a true fan! I also advise to check out Amber Rylee . Thank you PS: I like this website.

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