The Little Book of #Hygge…by Meik Wiking

Posted February 9, 2020 by Karen in Books, Mini Review, Reviews /

The Little Book of #Hygge…by Meik WikingThe Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well

by: Meik Wiking
Published by:Penguin Life on September 1, 2016
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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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.

I’ve had this book on my shelf for a while. While I had the general idea of what hygge was, I was excited to learn the details of the Danish art of coziness.


I love the idea of hygge and plan on using some of the advice in the book. The author made Denmark seem wonderful. I  also plan on trying some of the danish recipes. Some of the illustrations were also cute and fun but I think this book was way overhyped.


There was a lot of repetition. There was also a lot of statistics about happiness that no one wants to read about. This whole book could have easily been a 20-pages (and that’s only if they added some actual photos). It seemed they were trying to stretch the book out to justify the $19.99 price tag.


My final verdict is hygge is lovely, this book not so much. I found the book to be rather dull and ironically not very hygge. Save your money and maybe barrow this one from the library or just read an article about hygge.






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Karen is a native Orlandoian and still lives there with her family. She loves reading Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction ,’Chick Lit', YA, and Southern Fiction. Some of her favorite things are fuzzy animals, Bigalow tea, and air-conditioning.
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