The Little Book Of Hygge

Sunday, October 16, 2016
The Little Book Of Hygge
Everyone has been going hygge crazy over the past couple of months and it's easy to see why! Hygge kind of translates to coziness but it means so much more than that - it means safety, comfort, happiness and it's a Scandinavian speciality that the rest of the world should adopt.

I was very kindly sent *The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking (£5, hardcover) by Penguin which is not only a really useful and interesting book but it is also one of the most beautiful books on my bookshelves! I love the cover design, illustrations and the gold detailing! The book explains hygge (pronounced hoo-ga? or who-knows!), what it means, how to incorporate it into your lifestyle and the significance in Danish culture.

The chapters range from explanations, beautifully designed diagrams and graphs to recipes, hygge activities, danish culture and so much more. I didn't know it had recipes in it and I'd definitely be interested in a hygge cookbook! I loved learning about the Danish culture especially as I've been to Copenhagen and I'd love to go again - the book gives me serious Scandi withdrawals.

The love the writing style, it's almost as if you were talking to a friend, with candles everywhere, comfort food and board games because that is the hygge way. I am an introvert and I love spending time at home with friends and family, especially during the colder months, so this book and the hygge ideas of home is where the heart is, coziness and good food and company definitely appeals to me.

Overall, I think it is a fantastic all round book full of interesting information about the Danish culture, hygge and recipes; it's perfect for this time of the year when hygge feeling is at it's highest. One fact that I found interesting is that in Denmark they burn SO many candles (although right now I might be able to single handedly compete with Denmark when it comes to candles!) but they usually only burn unscented candles which seems to the opposite in the UK. This beautiful book would be a perfect christmas gift, I cannot recommend it enough! Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5.

Now...can I move to Denmark? 

Have you read this book? Do you love some of the hygge essentials of candles, coziness and comfort food? 

19 comments

  1. I've heard so much about Hygge recently, I really love the whole idea of it, super cute!

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  2. This book looks so cute and the content sounds like a pleasure to read! Definitely putting this on my Christmas wishlist! :)

    Olivia x | Liviatiana

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  3. How can you not love the Hygge essentials? I had never heard about this book before, but now is in my wishlist!
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  4. I honestly thought it was pronounced higg! Glad to know I was waaaay off. haha. However it sounds very interesting!
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I don't think anyone knows how to pronounce it! x

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  5. I'm in the middle of reading a book on hygge and absolutely loving it!Hannah | Oh January

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  6. Everyone is talking about this book but before now I had no idea what it was about! I love the cover and it sounds like the perfect book for winter. I bet it'd make a lovely gift! x

    Sick Chick Chic

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  7. I've heard about this book and read a few reviews of it lately. Everyone seems to love it!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  8. Ooh I'm glad to hear it's only £5 as I was thinking of picking it up but wasn't sure if it might have an expensive RRP. My boyfriend is Danish and according to his elderly dad Hygge is being over-hyped, but he hasn't lived in Denmark for many years so he might be a little out of touch with things over there now! x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  9. Looks like I need to read this! I'm an introvert as well!

    Cailee | https://barcelonistab.blogspot.com/

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