The Little Book Of Hygge: The Danish Way To Live Well by Meik WikingThe Little Book Of Hygge: The Danish Way To Live Well by Meik Wiking

The Little Book Of Hygge: The Danish Way To Live Well

byMeik Wiking

Hardcover | November 16, 2016

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The Sunday Times bestseller The New York Times bestseller The Danish word hygge is one of those beautiful words that doesn't directly translate into English, but it more or less means comfort, warmth or togetherness. Hygge is the feeling you get when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, in warm knitted socks, in front of the fire, when it is dark, cold and stormy outside. It that feeling when you are sharing good, comfort food with your closest friends, by candle light and exchanging easy conversation. It is those cold, crisp blue sky mornings when the light through your window is just right. Denmark is the happiest nation in the world and Meik puts this largely down to them living the hygge way. They focus on the small things that really matter, spend more quality time with friends and family and enjoy the good things in life. The Little Book of Hygge will give you practical steps and tips to become more hygge: how to pick the right lighting, organise a dinner party and even how to dress hygge, all backed up by Meik's years' of research at the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. This year live more like a Dane, embrace hygge and become happier.
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.
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Title:The Little Book Of Hygge: The Danish Way To Live WellFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 7.1 × 5.3 × 1.05 inPublished:November 16, 2016Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241283914

ISBN - 13:9780241283912

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for me. This was an eclectic book that managed to be boring and not really all that enlightening.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cozy! I got this book at the beginning of the winter season, which was the perfect time to get down and get cozy. I learned so much about how to make your space comfortable, and how to explain that happy cozy feeling I get doing the little things. Definitely would recomend!
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable This book is super cute, it's not something you sit down and read cover to cover, instead you pull it out season to season. I loved the Christmas section, and honestly just reading this book made me feel a little bit happier.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely! This was a very cute and happy book! Filled with fun facts about Danish culture and cultivating a happy and vibrant space around you.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! This is such a cute book. Along with everyone's comments about it being common sense and such, it is still a good read. The recipes are especially an added delight. I'm already practicing what is written, but it reinforces my love and passion to visit and potentially live in Northern Europe. Wholesome content, 6/5
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great fluff read Wonderful coffee table piece, great conversation starter, and great for a waiting room as well!
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! I found out there is a word for the way I live lol. But really, an enjoyable book that made me feel cozy just reading it.
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it This book changed how I live my life! Lots of information about what hygge really is, similar words in other languages/cultures, Pronounciation, and my favourite: the hygge manifesto, which I actually did print off, and put on my fridge as a daily reminder about the environment/life I want to create with and for my family.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh.. Not to diminish the concept of comfort and community, but this book in my opinion is a lot of hype. Overly repetitive, lacking in real substance and creative content.
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much Hygge! Simply reading this book evokes Hyyge! What a terrific read! I'm only 50 pages in and I can't stop turning the page. Slowly, in my pjs, under a blanket with a latte at my lips of course!
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Such a good coffee table book and interesting to introduce this practice into your daily life!
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This is a great little book, full of vivid photographs. It will inspire you to lead a more comfortable and pleasant life! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bought This For A Gift I bought this for a friend as a Christmas present as it was one of the better reviewed Hygge books out there. She seems to love it and I'm also tempted to purchase it for myself as I'm intrigued by the Hygge concept. The book is smaller than I expected. Perhaps it's meant to be pocket/travel size. That being said, the book is pretty thick and would make a good coffee table book too.
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book Happy, sweet book that provides insight into the Scandinavian culture & into why they are the happiest people
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hugge is cozy. As a Dane it reminded me of the simpler life. Good little book.
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adored this book I loved everything about this book. The ideas, the photos, the illustrations, and Meik's tone.
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hygge all the way! I love this little book. It's filled with lots of interesting facts/stats and even some recipes!
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Cute Little Book on Hygge First of all, the layout of this book is so beautiful. I loved reading it and learning more about hygge. It's filled with interesting stats on Denmark and happiness, eye-catching visuals and great tips on how to incorporate more hygge into your life.
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from KonMari's book and this book are best friends. I read this book post KonMari craze and I feel it was a great sequel to it. After purging and getting rid of clutter reading about hygge forces you to apply 'self-care' to your surroundings. A quick read that helps promote the feeling of coziness we are looking for. I'd recommend reading it post holiday season when winter can seem long, bleak, and without a vacation in sight.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read i visited many nordic countries these past two years and this book is a delightful read that give great ideas and insight into living better and healthier.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this! I bought this a while ago and I'm so glad that I did! This book teaches you that it's the little things in life that can make you happy for examples lighting candles! There is something about having candles in your house that makes the ambience relaxed and calm. Overall it is a fantastic book!
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My New Life Motto is Hygge Hygge. Such a simple word, yet it has such profound effects on my daily life. I absolutely adore this book. Hygge, or the art of comfort and coziness is something that I try to implement into my home all the time. A home is not a home without Hygge.
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute and Inspiring This book was a quick and light read. It's full of tips and recipes to add a little bit more hygge to your life. Not an earth shattering read but I found it delightfully inspiring!
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Get out the wooly socks and dive in... Fun read and even better to try it out!
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A relaxing, easy read I enjoyed this book, and finished it in an afternoon. There isn’t necessarily any earth-shattering information in here, but it is a quaint reminder of slowing down to enjoy the simple things in life. Very relaxing to read.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Book!! Candles, Fireplace, good books, great company, I love them all!! Just need to put more of them in my life!!
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent compass This book has been top of mind recently. It was a very interesting and heart warming read. The Nordic countries got living right and it's an example for us to adopt in North America as best we can.
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book! Explain really well the danish tradition around Hygge and make you reflect on how to bring more cosiness in our lifes.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing book Honestly this book made me very inspired to live in a more simplified manor in which I appreciate things more for what they are. I gave it 4 stars though as I much enjoyed his newer book (the little book of lye) better. They are still both amazing and I would definitely recommend reading this one before the other.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely little book A nice mix of leisure reading and research (plus hygge is a vibe I am 100% on board for). Lovely little book.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cool to learn about A fun and helpful topic to learn about!
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute little book I got this book as a gift for my birthday. It is so adorable and informative. It really helps teach you about hygge. I found it informative and helpful. Must read for sure.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great introduction to Hygge! Picked up this pretty looking book on a whim and so glad I did! It's a great introduction to all things Hygge. I recommend this for anyone curious to learn more about Hygge.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Soothing Cute book that helps to get you acquainted and explain what the concept of hygge is. It helps to understand simple ways to bring more of it into your life.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Say yes to Hygge! I was very happy to be familiarized with the concept of Hygge. This is an easy read about enriching your life in a way that may not come naturally to many. I would definitely recommend giving this book a read.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Beautiful Book This book resonated with my soul. It's beautiful on a shelf, and, well, very "hyggelig".
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from How is this book 4.5 stars? I picked this up because it was on sale and it had glowing reviews (plus it had a cute cover). As I was reading it though I couldn't decide - is it serious? is it a satire? is it supposed to be funny? Or maybe my brain is just hardwired not to hygge.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprise hit! This book was on my book clubs summer reading book list, borrowed it from the library & loved it, so went & purchased a copy for my book shelf! Have had fun the past few weeks, making my life/home more hyggelig! It's also going to be making its way into some Christmas socks later this year too!
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Spot on! I thoroughly enjoyed reading about hygge. This light and breezy read had some important take home messages for achieving happiness in, and enriching one's life. It was refreshing to read about hygge and how to explore it in our everyday lives.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a charming book! I loved reading this book. The writing enabled me to be completely immersed in the Danish culture, the illustrations were darling, and after I was done reading, I wanted to go full on hygge. I think we all do, deep down.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cute and interesting The book presents how you can live comfortable and classic without extra nonsense stuffs. It is a style, and will lead to a simplified, efficient lifestyle.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very cute, very interesting The book itself seems to really embody the sense of 'hygge' that it focuses on. About the only way it could be even more so would be with scratch and sniff pages offiring smells like bonfire smoke, hot chocolate, or wet leaves. The pictures and details were very aesthetically pleasing, and I really enjoyed not only the explanations and expounding on the concept itself, but also the history and background of its place in cultures. A very interesting and enjoyable read, but beware of the Pinterest binge it will surely inspire.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting Ideas, Beautiful Pictures Interesting relaxation ideas, from home decor to recipes. The pictures are beautiful, but some of the text was repetative. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a cute book Love the pictures in this book, such a fun and light read perfect for summer
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In love I found this book on indigo and now that I have it I'm in love with. It's very informing on the whole topic from definitions of terms to recipes .
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from over rated You shouldn't need to learn how relax with a cup of tea from a book from a book
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Interesting New Concept Love the concept of this book, gives you a few things to think about the way you live your life, makes you take a step back.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great introduction too hygge This book gives a lot of great background information about hygge and the Danish way of life. A very interesting read!
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book A fascinating book to read!
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A little hoaky! Nothing new about how and what makes a person relaxed.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful! a beautiful book for your coffee table!
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love this book! My best friend gave me the little book of Hygee and it made me feel so cosy and snuggly and make me want to be like the Danish, the happiestperson in the world. Both thumbs all the way up!!
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good book this book is quite interesting. always have been curious about "hygee"
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Coffee Table Book Loved reading through this book. A great reminder of how to bring a little 'hygge' into your own life and add a little cosiness. Great photos and design in the book.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute! I had heard of hygge, but it was definitely the cover art that attracted me to pick up the book. Flipped through it in the store and decided to buy it. It was a very easy and enjoyable read! A good book to give as a gift as well!
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This book will bring you back to your Happy Place This book reminds me of a cafe i love to go to. It's in a mall, a mall where there is plenty of choices to get a coffee. Places like Starbuck who even sell sparkling shit. But somehow, the sparkles did not make them my favourite. This Cafe is in a clothing store. it small, there is only room for 1 person or 2 behind the bar, but usually only 1. People working there do not wear apron or name tags, but if you chit chat with them, you might as well find it out! You can either sit a 1 little wooden table, on a leather coach with a wooden table in front, or at a little bar facing a window where you can play people watching! There is no stress there, no huge lineups or impatient people. Everything is slow paced and it's the way we like it. But i could not tell you why it's my favourite place, until i red it in an interview with the owner. He said: ''At Neve, we feel like being in someone's apartment. And that's just it. That's what makes it so special and perfect. This is what this book is about. This kind on feeling, this leather coach, the warm feeling of the coffee and knowing the name of your barista. It's for these types of feelings and creating moments in your life that will bring these feelings to you, moment with friends, intimacy, togetherness, the warm feeling of fire and hot drink. And the pleasure of creating memories!
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book is so comforting and I loved it! Honestly, Danish people and Canadians both have one common struggle: winter. We both know that winter is cold, terrible and depressing. On the 'bright' side of things, this book, "The Little Book of Hygge" provides readers with background information on how Denmark citizens live in the Hygge way of life with candles, tea, warmth, etc. The book is an easy read and a great escape from school work for students like myself. I would recommend it to friends, family and anyone who wants to attempt the hygge lifestyle.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little book Great book to help warm up the home and make a comfortable place to escape in.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Little Read I keep this out on my coffee table and love picking it up to flip through. Reminds me to do something Hygge for the weekend!
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting book! This book will increase your interest in Danish and Nordic culture. It is easy to read, quick and informative. Sometimes I found it a bit repetitive, so if you're unsure whether to get it or not, I would recommend having a look at the content of the book in-store
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute! This book is full of cute little things to make you feel better. It's not going to change your life, but it encourages you to think about and appreciate the small things, which we could all stand to do a lot more of!
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a beautiful book! I love this little book! I purchased just because I kept seeing the word "hygge" everywhere, and the cover is just so pretty I thought it would be a good coffee table book, but I have really really enjoyed the content! Some great recipes, and lots of nice little ideas to bring a little hygge into your life.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A cozy little book I bought this on a whim and have been slowly making my way through it over nightly cups of tea under a cozy blanket. It's made me look at how I live my life and keep my home and what I want both of those to ultimately look and feel like.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light Living If you're looking for an introduction to Hygge or seeking a way to simplify your life, this is a must read/
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable Read! I was so excited to receive the book and I find its a great read. It reminds us of the simple things we can do to enjoy life.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice little book A lot of the stuff was very simple to integrate into my everyday life and it's just a really nice book to flip through. Great coffee table book!
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Little Book Fun to flip through and a great coffee table book!
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from veryhyggelig Found this gem in the sale section for $15. Great recipes and covers every aspect of hygge. Very happy I bought this book.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great little book i'm collecting hygge books and and this title is a nice addition. hygge is a simple concept, and really doesn't require a book to grasp. but it's a nice little read and looks pretty. excellent gift (team with a blanket, socks & mug)
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from easy breezy read! Such a fun and light read! I love the concept of hygge and what it stands for: coziness, mindfulness, etc. Perfect to read snuggled up in a blanket with a hot drink!
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book has a good feeling about it, it talks about all the little changes you can make to your life to make it more Hygge, light a candle, read a book, dim the lights, spend time with family and friends, bake some cookies... I have this book both in hard copy and audio version and I have given it as gifts to a few friends
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I live by this book Best lifestyle book in a while
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from cool idea Light yet interesting read
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book! The kind of book you cuddle up with and drink nice cup of tea.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute! Such a cute little book. Love the cover, it makes me happy.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute book It's a simple and interesting book. It's a quick read and offers some ideas on how to live a happier life.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartwarming little book This book is very, very heartwarming. Not only it is comforting, it also shows an important Danish way of life and philosophy. I learned quite a lot, and it's really inspiring. Also, the photos are beautiful!
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good book for your coffee table Admittedly, I picked up this book because I have seen it (along with the concept of 'hygge') everywhere lately. It was a good, quick read but it didn't necessarily contain any new ideas or concepts inside. I think a lot of the tips that were addressed to make life more enjoyable are well-known/common sense. But with that being said, it's a lot harder to put those tips into action. Overall, I wouldn't necessarily recommend this for someone to read but I think it would make an excellent coffee table/waiting area book. It contains some useful information and is well illustrated with vivid colours.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very interesting I found this book very interesting and found helpful notes for living a happier life. Very simple and very nice.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect introduction to hygge I listened to the audiobook and enjoyed learning the details of what hygge means. I especially enjoyed hearing about other cultures' similar version, including the Canadian version! Read to find out what it is :)
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very interesting I found this book very interesting and found helpful notes for living a happier life. Very simple and very nice.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! This is my favourite Hygge book. I looked for a while and finally bought this one and I'm so glad that I did! It is beautiful, inspiring and very easy to read! Its also quite a pretty cover design so I leave it out to keep inspiring hygge in my life :)
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great short read purchased this book on sale and it was so worth it. Little details we can improve can make life so much better! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Really enjoyed this book. A nice and easy read
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Read this book with my son....we know take make time to REALLY enjoy the simple pleasures like watching movies and playing family games! May a little hygge live in you always.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love I recently purchased this book and love the whole concept of the danish culture!
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from worth the money Really happy I bought this book, it's filled with informative facts about Danish culture and amazing pictures.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very 'hyggelig' I've been hearing about 'hygge' for a while now and I saw this cute little book the last time I was in the store, so I decided to pick it up. I am so glad I did! It's a simple overview of the Danish concept of 'coziness,' and it's full of great pictures that perfectly illustrate what hygge means.
Date published: 2017-01-05