Friday, February 2, 2018

Happy Cozy

The covers for this set called to me with its cute whimsical look and unusual eye-catching word - hygge (pronounced hooga).

Hygge is the Scandinavian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment. Over recent years, hygge became a defining characteristic of Danish culture. -per Wikipedia

With that definition I decided to pick up a stack of books from the library to read up on what is hygge during this winter season. I will post impressions on this post along the way.

The Little Book of Hygge:
The Danish Way to Live Well
by Meik Wiking Amazon | Goodreads
My two bits:
Research related information with warm colorful illustrations give a good sense of hygge in this book. There are also interesting tips on how to incorporate hygge in your life. Candles is quick way to create a hygge aura.

The Little Book of Lykke:
The Danish Search for the World's Happiest People
by Meik Wiking Amazon | Goodreads
My two bits: coming...

Making Winter:
A Hygge-Inspired Guide to Surviving the Winter Months
by Emma Mitchell Amazon | Goodreads
My two bits:
This photo filled books includes winter related arts, crafts and recipes to get in that cozy mood. It includes step-by-step guides for a Crochet Lace Necklace and Fennel Cowl as well as recipes for Five-Minute Molten Chocolate Cake in a Mug and Blackberry and Almond Streusel Cake.

How to Hygge:
The Nordic Secrets to a Happy Life
by Signe Johansen Amazon | Goodreads
My two bits: DNF

The Book of Hygge:
The Danish Art of Contentment, Comfort, and Connection
by Louisa Thomsen Brits Amazon | Goodreads
My two bits: This one gets into more examples of Danish living and lifestyle with some home related photos interspersed.


  1. These books sound perfect for this time of year!

  2. Now this is great. I like the concept of Hygge. Glad you discovered these. They are perfect for beating the winter blues. :)


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