The Little Book of Hygge

A sweet little book, that made thousands of people obsessed with Denmark culture.


Book Synopsis

Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That’s down to one thing: hygge.

‘Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. My personal favourite is cocoa by candlelight…’

You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right.

Who better than Meik Wiking to be your guide to all things hygge? Meik is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of Danish life. In this beautiful, inspiring book he will help you be more hygge: from picking the right lighting and planning a dinner party through to creating an emergency hygge kit and even how to dress.

Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. He is committed to finding out what makes people happy and has concluded that hygge is the magic ingredient that makes Danes the happiest nation in the world.


Book Review

I surprised myself really with this book. I picked it up at a local charity shop on my book crawl the other weekend (yes, there is such things as a book crawl). I had seen this book being publicized vigorously, it look super cute and load of people would say that it was enlightening and encouraged them.

What I found was this book was basically a coffee table book. There were some interesting things to learn about Hygge, but they weren’t revelations. I would have like possible recommendations on where to buy items. Maybe, even a few steps in how to incorporate more Hygee into your life? Not just what Hygge.

Overall a sweet book on a cultural practice.

Rating: 3/5

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