The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well

The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well

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 wi Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge. 'Hygge has bee...

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Title:The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well
Author:Meik Wiking
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:The Little Book of Hygge
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well Reviews

  • David
    Jun 28, 2018
    This is a delightful little book about a concept that is popular in Denmark. "Hygge" (pronounced hooga) is a concept that doesn't directly translate into English. The word might be translated as "coziness" or "happiness" or "taking pleasure from simple things." I picked up this book be...
  • Lily
    Oct 31, 2016
    Lifecycle of an idea: 1) hear about it on NPR 2) identify with it. tell friends about it. 3) buy book about it. 4) begin reading book. 5) realise there are suddenly *a lot* of books on this topic. 6) start to suspect book is just a big advertisement put out by one of those agen...
  • Caitlin
    Sep 07, 2016
    I really enjoyed this book. For me, this is a bit of a follow-up to The Year of Living Danishly: My Twelve Months Unearthing the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country which I also enjoyed and which left me wanting to understand the concept of hygge a bit better because the Danes seem...
  • Barbara
    Aug 06, 2017
    Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) - the Danish art of living well - has become quite trendy these days. To find out what it's all about I read 'The Little Book of Hygge' by Meik Wiking (pronounced Mike Viking). Wiking is the CEO of 'The Happiness Research Institute' - a Danish think tank th...
  • Yodamom
    Apr 20, 2017
    Audiobook Great narration Hygge the way of zen like living for the Danish. This little book is filled with sensible easy t follow techniques to give your moments more meaning. Light a candle, cuddle under a blanket, play board game with friends, and much more. It's about living life...
  • Amanda
    Mar 04, 2017
    "Hygge is about giving yourself and others a treat. It is about savoring the moment and the simple pleasures of good food and good company... it is about keeping in mind that you live right now, allowing yourself to focus on the moment and appreciate the life you lead, to focus on all ...
  • Vanessa
    Jan 08, 2017
    4.5 stars. This book made me so incredibly happy while reading it. The phenomenon and idea of hygge is something that appeals to my very soul, and it is something that I want to try and implement far more in my life than I already am. As my main resolution for this year is to stay ...
  • Sylvain Reynard
    Nov 19, 2017
    The author of this book studies human happiness. In this volume, he argues that Hygge (loosely translated as comfort or homeyness) contributes to the overall happiness and satisfaction of Danes. Then he offers an account of what Hygge includes and how to incorporate it into your daily...
  • Cher
    Jan 22, 2017
    2.5 stars - It was alright, an average book. An easy read about a warm and fuzzy topic, but the book became very repetitive after the first 25%. While I enjoyed the beginning, by the end I was looking forward to moving on to my next book. -----------------------------------------...
  • Bam
    Jan 02, 2018
    Wouldn't you love to be the CEO of a Happiness Research Institute, an independent think tank focusing on well-being, happiness, and quality of life, like Meik Wiking? Can you think of a job that would be more fun to go to in the morning? This is a fun book that tries to explain why ...
  • Inge
    Feb 02, 2017
    The Little Book of Hygge is a small collection of everything that is right in the world. Hygge is a term that doesn't have a literal translation in many languages, but it is a concept that everyone is familiar with: that sense of warmth, comfort, cosiness, belonging, safety. Something ...
  • Jennifer
    Feb 19, 2017
    If 2016 was all about throwing things away a la Marie Kondo (The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing), then 2017 seems to be all about getting cozy. This is a beautifully designed little book which extolls the benefits of coziness/home...
  • Margret
    Jan 30, 2017
    I think I've always practiced Hygge. This book was so very charming and uplifting ...
  • Aya Hamza
    Jan 25, 2017
    "The Little Book of Hygge" was written by the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, exploring the "Hygge", this Danish phenomenon which I never heard of but loved to read about in this book. This book is so cozy and relaxing. And no surprise in describing Denmark as...
  • Ashleigh (a frolic through fiction)
    Sep 13, 2017
    Originally posted on A Frolic Through Fiction *Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy of this book! This in no way affects my opinion. This book is like a hug, basically. The second you open it?s pages, you can?t help but feel warm, safe, and appreciative of every...
  • marta
    Feb 11, 2017
    The whole idea of Hygge is really lovely. Actually, I think that everybody follows it, having no idea that it has a name. Well, who doesn?t enjoy the winter evening with a cup of cocoa or the fragnance of just baked cake? It is quite a nice book in terms of appreciating life?s litt...
  • Sarah
    Jan 27, 2018
    I thoroughly enjoyed this little book on happiness, and was ready to pack my bags in a small amount of time. Who wouldn't want to live in a place that is one of the happiest in the world ? I'm amazed that there were negative comments and reviews about this book. I would trade a life of...
  • Whispering Stories
    Feb 23, 2017
    The Little Book of Hygge, isn?t the type of book that I would normally choose to read, but something drew me to it, perking my interest. I kept on hearing about ?hygge?. Everyone was talking about it, so I decided to investigate myself, though I will admit that I was drawn to thi...
  • Barry
    Jan 03, 2017
    I think someone else may have pinched the title but I think this book could be called 'The Little Book of Bollocks'. We start of with a Danish concept of Hygge (I think it is pronounced hoo-gah or something). Essentially it seems to be the notion of having comfortable spaces at home...
  • Helene Jeppesen
    Nov 20, 2016
    This "Little Book of Hygge", written by the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, sets out to explore the Danish phenomenon 'hygge': What it is and how you can achieve it. It's always fascinating to read about your own people, but to me this petite book was even more f...
  • María Ángeles
    Dec 01, 2017
    Pues el libro no es nada del otro mundo, no te ensea cosas fundamentales ni nada por el estilo, sin embargo... me ha encantado. Ms que un libro es como si leyerais un blog que os encanta y del que tenis que leer todos los posts. Y lo que tiene dentro... a mi me ha fascinado. Po...
  • Rebecca Carter
    Oct 16, 2018
    I realise I'm probably the last person in the world to read this! It's been sat on my kindle for two years just waiting to be picked up and read. But as the book includes pictures, I wanted to read it on my iPad rather than a kindle. I've picked it up now and then to read, but I've gen...
  • Karina Read
    Aug 30, 2016
    Beautifully published. Gorgeous photos, charts and drawings. The writing is funny, interesting and engaging. A really fun read! So...when are we moving to Denmark?? ...
  • Christine Spoors
    Apr 15, 2017
    I've been meaning to pick this book up for months, and finally gave in after seeing it for 5 in the shops. I am so glad I finally bought it as it was such an interesting and cheerful read! I wasn't quite sure what to expect going into this book, and was pleasantly surprised by the...
  • Amanda
    Mar 09, 2017
    The Danish concept of hygge (pronounced HOO-GA) originates from a Norwegian word meaning "well-being." The closest translation for hygge in English is coziness. In a nutshell, the primary elements include candles and fireplaces, intimate gatherings, lots of cake and coffee, warm fabric...
  • Hilary
    Nov 22, 2016
    This book is beautifully presented, nice cover, quality paper, modern typeface, and beautiful photography. Looks like cross between an Ikea catalogue and a Waitrose food magazine. I found the content fluffy, repetitive and patronising. I'm not danish and have not previously heard of Hy...
  • Susan Budd
    Jan 15, 2018
    I should begin my review of The Little Book of Hygge with a confession: I hate winter. I hate everything about winter. I hate the snow. I hate the cold. I hate coats and hats and mittens. The months of January and February could be wiped off the calendar for all I care. I?ll take a d...
  • SoManyBooks SoLittleTime (Aven Shore)
    Nov 12, 2016
    I felt smugly virtuous reading this book, especially since I read it flopped out on the bed in the middle of a sunny afternoon while eating fine chocolates, and nodded off to a little nap mid-read. Super hygge. I do so much of this - hot beverages, voluminous scarves and cozy socks...
  • Sheri
    Feb 10, 2017
    Everything you need to know to about hygge and how to experience more in your life. Inspires you to look for the small, simple things that bring joy to your life. ...
  • Sandra
    Nov 03, 2018
    Eilinis Delfi straipsnis, i?leistas knygos pavidalu - toks jausmas ap?m? u?vertus paskutin? puslap?. Prie? m?nes? perskai?iau straipsnel? apie Hygge rei?kin? viename lietuvi?kame moter? ?urnale, straipsnis pasirod? toks skanus, kad nor?josi daaar. ?sigijau knyg?, su...