Posted in Challenge Accepted, The 12 Books of Christmas Break

12 Books of Christmas Break: Hector and the Search for Happiness

Hector’s story in this short (seriously, super-short) novel is absolutely adorable. He’s a psychiatrist who’s like, the bomb at his job, but eventually realizes he needs more. Why?

Title: Hector and the Search for Happiness
Author: Francois Lelord
Genre: Fiction
Erin’s teaser synopsis: The whole premise of this book is that Hector wants to learn to be happy so that he doesn’t end up like his patients who have absolutely no real problems but are unhappy anyway. And he also wants to help them to be happy. So he goes on this epic-esque journey to discover how to make that happen.
Why I relate to it: One of the unique things about this book is that it’s written in a very straightforward, no-frills style. Almost childlike, in its simplicity, but for some reason, it makes the whole story all the more relatable. Also, it’s about searching for happiness and learning important lessons along the way, and really, who can’t relate to that?
Judgement call: This adorable little tome is definitely worth your read. It may even restore your faith in humanity in general. Who knows?

Purchase your pocket-sized bite of happy here.





We seek to learn, and when academics do not present the answers, we look inside our own beautiful imaginations for the key.

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