Bon Bons to Yoga Pants (The Health and Happiness Society, #1) by Katie Cross

Bon Bons to Yoga Pants (The Health and Happiness Society, #1)

Lexie Greene has always had such a pretty face. Unfortunately, that's where it seemed to stop. She's grown up hearing her Mother constantly remind her that she needs to lose weight. And twenty-three-year-old Lexie knows she’s overweight.With her younger sister's wedding on the horizon and a crush to stalk on Facebook, Lexie's had enough. She gives up her constant daydreams about food and joins a dieting group. As the pounds melt away at the gym...

Details Bon Bons to Yoga Pants (The Health and Happiness Society, #1)

TitleBon Bons to Yoga Pants (The Health and Happiness Society, #1)
Release DateAug 1st, 2015
PublisherAntebellum Publishing
GenreWomens Fiction, Chick Lit, Romance, Contemporary, Fiction

Reviews Bon Bons to Yoga Pants (The Health and Happiness Society, #1)

  • Aradhna Kaur
    I read this on wattpad just a couple of days ago and I loved it so much. So inspirational, so realistic, so moving. Lexie is so relatable, and everybody is fleshed out - I love how everybody has insecurities and fears, and Lexie's growth is just phenomenal.
  • Anna
    I don't know why this was the book to get me out of my reading plateau, but it did and I read the whole thing even though I kind of hated it. The characters were all insufferable, the narrator was horrifyingly judgemental and ultimately I just didn't care about what happened to her at all. The descriptions of her fat long-time best friend felt really callous (seriously, she "waddled" away?), especially compared to her glowing, romantic descriptio...
  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    Bon Bons to Yoga Pants is one of those books that just makes the reader nod their head and say "yeah. Totally. I get that." I have lived many of the experiences that Lexie had in this story, and if was quite refreshing to see how she dealt with them. She went through quite a physical metamorphosis throughout the book, yet on the inside, was still the insecure young woman from before her journey. She had to keep journeying to complete her transiti...
  • Joanna Bennett
    This book (novella?) was such a fun piece to read. I thoroughly enjoyed the plot and often found myself chuckling. I really enjoyed the writing style as well. I recommend it!
  • Jessica
    "Searching for an outside ideal is never going to make you happy on the inside."I loved this book soooo much! BlurbLexie Greene has always had such a pretty face.Unfortunately, that's where it seemed to stop. She's grown up hearing her Mother constantly remind her that she needs to lose weight. And twenty-two-year-old Lexie knows she’s overweight.With her younger sister's wedding on the horizon and a crush to stalk on Facebook, Lexie's had enou...
  • Kelsey Keating
    Bon Bons to Yoga Pants is one of those books that just makes the reader nod their head and say "yeah. Totally. I get that."Lexie Green is relatable, she's funny, she's insecure...she's every woman.She's also obsessed with being "hot" for a guy she's never met in person.So, yeah...she's totally normal.Following Lexie's journey is inspiring, tear jerking, and hilarious. Everyone (man or woman) can relate to the feeling of not measuring up, not alwa...
  • NaDell
    This book is a LOT more fun than it sounds like from the title. It IS about a journey of weight loss, but it's about so much more and it's not a how to book, but rather an uplifting and encouraging book that really just tells a beautiful story about a girl learning who she really is and managing her emotions and things she has put off by overeating and now dealing with them.
  • Lee
    It was a great tale that proves that what you think about yourself makes you happier than trying to conform to what people think of you. (Or what you think, people think of you.)
  • Ivy - Hearts Books.
    Big thank you to NetGalley and Antebellum Publishing for this read.It took me a while to read it and honestly don't think I would have ever thought of buying it were it not for the arc. I thought it was a self-help or biographical sort of read.Once I started, I could not put my Kindle down! I wanted to know what would happen. Not sure am too hot about the ending but it was AN IMPERFECT PERFECT READ.Am sure am not the only reader to have thought "...
  • Mélissa Tremblay
    Thank you to Net Galley for this book in exchange for an honest review. Bon Bons to yoga pants was funny, engaging and most of all relatable. Meet Lexie, an overweight girl in her 20's who has always turned to food instead of dealing with her emotions. Her dad died recently, her younger sister is getting married, and there's Bradley, her online crush who hasn't seen anything but her face...yet. Until he invites himself as her date for her sister'...
  • Kella Campbell
    I got to read this while I was doing e-book production for it (one of the perks of the job is that I get to read the good ones) and it is great. Slips by like a fast, easy read and then you finish it and think, wow, there were a lot of deep feels in that. If you've ever felt intimidated at going to the gym, or wondered where those extra pounds came from and why they won't go away, or heard that inner voice whispering you're-not-good-enough, you s...
  • Lisa Keegan
    total mindless reading. it was free. made me hungry
  • Tristen
    I'm giving this 3-3.5 stars because of the subject matter and real-feeling of the main character's voice. I think I would have enjoyed this better as a read book instead of as an audiobook (I didn't not enjoy the author's voice much). However, this was a sweet story and it seemed fitting as I'm on a big fitness kick for the last year because of my upcoming nuptials. The book as a whole was a bit raw, a bit g-rated, however, it was sweet and heart...
  • Quirkybookworm
    You go, girl!Lexie Green is practically every woman.I so totally get Lexie Green!Lexie Greene is now my heroine!If she's grumpy, then I'm grumpy, if she's sad, then I'm sad. If she's hungry then I'm hungry. If she's happy then I'm happy.This is a wonderful, adorable book which almost every woman can relate to!Guess what gals? If Lexie Greene says that we're worthy of ourselves , then, by golly, we are SO totally worthy!!I would LOVE to read her n...
  • Gina
    Thought provoking touching read!
  • Maria Casey
    Really cute. I'll definitely read the sequel.
  • Els
    I loved it. I laughed, and cried with Lexie. I felt for her and I admired her. It was a book full of emotions and with a lot of things that made you think and wonder.
  • Holly Kaitlyn Solley
    Definitely the book I needed to get me out of my reading slump and get me in the right mindset with my health for the new year!
  • Cat
    While I enjoyed the overall message that Lexie embraces--loving herself, learning that she's good enough regardless of her appearance, and embracing a healthy lifestyle for herself only--the journey there was...not great. Knowing that this started as a Wattpad serial both makes it better and worse, because on the one hand it explains some of the disconnect between where Lexie starts and where she ends (which isn't totally covered by the various e...
  • Renee
    What better way to celebrate my birthday than to sit down and finish reading this delightful book. Okay, so maybe not sit down, I listened to the audiobook so I may have roamed around the house and done the dishes.The narrator was a great match to the main character and brought the story to life. I enjoyed spending time in this world and I'd like to get to know some of the other characters more. Luckily, this is the first book in the series, so I...
  • Lizzy Baldwin
    As the blurb suggests the book follows the utterly darling Lexie and her struggle with mother and sister over her weight. She knows they’re right she just doesn’t want to combat it, just yet. With a wedding coming up and the potential dating game about to step up a mark Lexie wants to shift those pounds. Joining a diet group and trying to stop herself dreaming of doughnuts we read along as Lexie struggles to come to terms with her eating, her...
  • Brittany Curtright
    I have read this book twice now and it is so good and really hits home with some of the topics without shaming. It connects to you and you root for Lexie to succeed.
  • Angie
    You can't be happy and FAT!
  • Alex Reborn
    I really wanted this to be somehow related to yoga, but only the yoga pants are mentioned. Anyhow, the story was wonderful and I was impressed by the outcome. It was a story of transformation and determination, even if the starting point is wrong. The flaws of the characters makes them believable. This book made me understand things better, because I had the chance to read the thoughts that lead people to certain actions. In some ways it's diffic...
  • Michelle
    Seriously, every person that has ever struggled with their weight and hated themselves for needs to read this book NOW!Lexie has a love/hate relationship with food. It's a relationship that taints every other part of her life. Her mother is on her case about it. She can't get along with her sister. Her father's weight killed him. It's one thing after another. The only thing in her life that makes her happy is Bradley, her internet boyfriend. But,...
  • Mary Cooper
    I went through a lot of different emotions reading this book: pity, sorrow, joy, embarrassment, anger, back to joy, triumph. I went through every emotion that Lexie had with her, thanks to Katie Cross' writing. By the end of the book, I felt like Lexie was a friend and I had an emotional bond with her. I want to know more about her life went after the book. The struggles that us "big-boned girls" have shone through. It gives readers the...
  • Genni Eccles
    Such a cute book! I was a bit uncomfortable and annoyed for the first half, but the book got so much better as it progressed. I do recommend his if you're looking for an easy contemporary read!3.65 stars!You can find a more detailed review here on my blog!
  • T
    This book was excellent. Every woman has had thoughts voiced by Lexie. It also does a fantastic job of showing how food addiction is a real thing, and some people really struggle with it. Everyone should read this book to get inside the mind of someone working on facing emotional issues, because all of us have been there.
  • Leslie
    Because you can't be happy or have any self esteem if you're fat... and of course you must be lazy, emotionally broken and a binge eater... but if you can just manage to starve your self and exercise enough then every thing will work out! You'll get the job and the man and be happy... if only you'll manage to loose the weight!