[Review] The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking

Publisher and Publication Date: William Morrow. 2017.
Genre: Nonfiction. Lifestyle.
Pages: 289.
Format: Hardcover.
Source: Public library.
Audience: Readers with an interest in hygge and simple living.
Rating: Good.

Link for the book @ Amazon.


Is it pronounced hooga, hhyooguh, or heurgh? Meik Wiking says all three are okay to use.

The Little Book of Hygge is a small, condensed book about the lifestyle known as hygge.

The lifestyle is well-known in Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Canada, and Germany. But each country uses a different word from their language with a unified theme defining a cozy atmosphere.

The book explores other countries but primarily Denmark is the focus.

The book explores the foods, lighting, clothing, Christmas, all with what is considered hygge.

The last chapter is “Hygge and Happiness.”

My Thoughts:

I picked up this book a few days ago at the public library.

I’ve enjoyed reading it. It gave me a little more information about how to correctly pronounce the word, what it means, how it originated, and how many things are included in hygge (for example, foods.)

In American social media, I see the words “simple living” often used. Simple living means purging all that you either don’t love or will not use again. Keep the home simple and uncluttered. But I don’t see what they want to fill the home with. Hygge is about filling the home and filling our life with a cozy and calm and treasured atmosphere. I especially love this. In some ways, I have already been focused on hygge. Now, I will incorporate more hygge ideas.

This is a perfect book for someone with in interest in hygge. It is clear and concise.


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