Book Review: Happier Thinking


Happier Thinking by Lana Grace Riva ~ 50 pages ~ published 12/31/17 by Lana Grace Riva

Goodreads Synopsis:

Changing how you think is possible. I wasn’t always so sure that was true until I experienced it myself, but I know now we don’t have to just accept unhappiness. Not always anyway. This book is my collection of tips and suggestions that have helped me achieve happier thinking. It’s sort of a gym for my mind. I’d love to tell you it was easier than the real gym but well… it’s not really. It takes time, effort, and practice but it’s absolutely well worth the rewards.

What I Thought:

*I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.*

I enjoy self-help books when they are relatable and fun to read. Happier Thinking was both of these things, and more! I really enjoyed the writing style of this book. It was humorous while still giving very sound and well-thought-out advice. It felt very much like sitting down to have a conversation with a good friend, which is one of my favorite non-fiction writing styles.

While I don’t struggle with thinking negatively on a constant basis, I certainly found that I fall prey to a few of the thought processes Riva talks about in this book. The general theme of this book is awareness. You need to be aware of your thought process, and take active steps to think happier thoughts. She gives 12 tips to help re-wire your brain to look on the bright side of things. It is a quick read, but puts forth concepts that will stick with you long after.

If you enjoy self-help books that don’t bog you down with a lot of scientific terms and research, then this is a great little read. You can read it in a couple of hours, but it is easily referenced for when you need a little reminder to think happier thoughts. I would recommend this to anyone who struggles with negativity and anxiety.

My Rating:


I gave Happier Thinking 4 STARS! It was short and sweet, but really packed a punch!

Are you interested in learning more about this book? Check out the links below! 

Lana Grace Riva’s Website

Lana Grace Riva’s Twitter

Happier Thinking on Goodreads

Purchase Happier Thinking on Amazon

Do you enjoy self-help books? Have you struggled with thinking happy thoughts? Let’s talk about it down in the comments! 

Love and happy reading,

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