The Little Book of Hygge - Meik Wiking

The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

Hygge has swept the lifestyle section of the blogosphere and your local magazine rack in a whirlwind of cozy and missing-the-point. The sum of all articles is, you can make your own hygge with what you probably already have. Accompanying the articles is a list of products you can buy.

The closest we come to the truest meaning of this word, rather than ‘cozy’, is this: sitting back, alone, or with friends, an easy smile on your face, feeling that warm fullness of satisfaction and being able to say “this is nice.” But that’s a hard sell. And it’s too many words.

So here’s even more words! It’s a cute book, and really had some shining moments, but it also had some annoying moments that made me feel like I was reading about the country from which all hipsters originally sprung.

Ultimately, I’m glad I didn't buy this, but it was a quick read concerning a lifestyle of working with what you have and promoting togetherness. Though, as I said, it was a little grating at times.

But let me be clear: you don’t have to dress a certain way, live in a certain country, or buy certain things. Find that, as Marie Kondo puts it, spark of joy and relish the contentment wherever it comes. And don’t be shy in pursuit of it.

Pages: 240
Year: September 1, 2016
Publisher: William Morrow

Read: 24 March 31 March 2017
Stars: 2 (ambivalent)