Nov 272017

The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking

Narrated by the author

Audible Audio Edition
Listening Length: 3 hours and 13 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Unabridged
Publisher: HarperAudio Release Date: January 17, 2017
Language: English
ASIN: B01N63906B

Embrace Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) and become happier with this definitive guide to the Danish philosophy of comfort, togetherness, and well-being.

Why are Danes the happiest people in the world? The answer, says Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, is Hygge. Loosely translated, Hygge—pronounced Hoo-ga—is a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. “Hygge is about an atmosphere and an experience,” Wiking explains. “It is about being with the people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe.”

Hygge is the sensation you get when you’re cuddled up on a sofa, in cozy socks under a soft throw, during a storm. It’s that feeling when you’re sharing comfort food and easy conversation with loved ones at a candlelit table. It is the warmth of morning light shining just right on a crisp blue-sky day.

The Little Book of Hygge introduces you to this cornerstone of Danish life, and offers advice and ideas on incorporating it into your own life, such as:
Get comfy. Take a break.
Be here now. Turn off the phones.
Turn down the lights. Bring out the candles.
Build relationships. Spend time with your tribe.
Give yourself a break from the demands of healthy living. Cake is most definitely Hygge.
Live life today, like there is no coffee tomorrow.
From picking the right lighting to organizing a Hygge get-together to dressing hygge, Wiking shows you how to experience more joy and contentment the Danish way.

I first saw this book when JoAnn reviewed it, and I thought I’d like learning more about Hygge. I put a hold on it at my library but was #6 in line and didn’t want to wait so I bought the audio version.

I really enjoyed this short book. I learned that I’ve been living a Hygge life for most of my life. How do I Hygge? Every day I curl up on the sofa and cover up with a soft throw, I light candles, the rooms of my house are barely lit when there’s no company. I  spend as much time as I can with family, just talking or playing games, mainly just enjoying each other’s company. I love walks on the beach, along the river, or at the park. Riding the nearby trials on my bike. Burning incense, adult coloring books, romantic movies or listening to soft music. I bet there are ways you Hygge too, you just didn’t know it.

I really enjoyed listening to this book, the author did a really good job of narrating it.

I recommend this book to everyone. We all need Hygge in our lives.

 Posted by at 1:43 PM

  14 Responses to “Audiobook Review:
The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well
by Meik Wiking”

  1. I think I need more Hygge in my life. I need to check this out.

  2. You’re right – we DO need hygge in our lives. I’m partial to candles and throws! Glad you liked this book, though I didn’t know there was an audio version. The print edition had some cute illustrations.

    • I saw that when I read your review but I’m hooked on audio this year. I might get a copy from the library to see the illustrations, I hope the wait list isn’t still long.

  3. Lovely review, Vicki! I plan to get this wonderful book, too! Now is the perfect time for adding more hygge to my home. 🙂

  4. Sounds like it offers some great ways to add hygge to a reader’s life!

  5. I guess I´m to old for this. I´m on the late side of life. 🙁

  6. I was thinking about getting the audio of this one but after reading your review I think the print version would work better for me. I could definitely use a little more Hygge in my life!

  7. Thank you, I think I need more Hygge in my life too. Just need to find time for this 🙂 I think I’ll search internet to find out more about Hygge or even order the book. Thank you again.

    • You’re welcome, and I hope if you do get the book or do an internet search for more info that you find a lot of ways to add Hygee to your life!

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