Looking for a Hygge Book to learn How to Hygge?

If you are still unsure about the concept of Hygge and how to create a bit of Hygge for yourself and in your home, read on. We’ve searched high and low both in our local book stores as well as online, to present to you a selection of books who tell you ‘How to Hygge’.

There are numerous books with a distinctly Nordic flavour this autumn, as publishers jump on the Scandi-wagon and try to emulate the success of the ‘Norwegian Wood’ a book about chopping and stacking wood (in a Scandinavian way) which has sold more than half a million copies sold worldwide. What the book really is about is slow living and time to reflect. Not to dissimilar to what Hygge is all about too.

Hygge (pronounced HUE-ga) is the Danish word for enjoying life’s simple pleasures. This could be spending time with friends and family, getting all cosy at home with candles and a good book or enjoying good food. With it’s broad meaning Hygge is the perfect concept for any lifestyle or food book; Gorgeous illustrations, hearty recipes and lifestyle inspiration on how to enjoy and get all cosy with on these dark and chilly evenings. No wonder we found no less than 14 books about Hygge, all published this Autumn!


So here goes… sorted by publishing date

The book of Hygge: The Danish art of living well
by Louisa Thomsen Brits
192 pages
Published 18 Aug 2016 (Ebury Press), 192 pages, price £12.99 (hardcover)

Goodbye Clutter, Hello Freedom: How to create space for Danish Hygge and Lifestyle by cleaning up, organizing and decorating with care.
by Lena Bentsen
Published 27 Aug 2016, (Lena Bentsen), 83 pages, price $4.58 (Kindle Edition)

The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well
by Meik Wiking
Published 1st September 2016 (Penguin Life), 288 pages, price £ 9.99 (hardcover)

The Art of Hygge: How to Bring Danish Cosiness Into Your Life
by Jonny Jackson and Elias Larsen
Published 1 Sep 2016 (Summersdale), 144 pages, price £9.99

Hygge: The Complete Guide to Embracing the Danish Concept of Cosy and Simple Living
by Oliver Hansen
Published 7 Sep 2016 (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform), 56 pages, price £5.99 (paperback)

ScandiKitchen: Fika and Hygge: Comforting cakes and bakes from Scandinavia with love
by Bronte Aurell
Published 8 Sep 2016 (Ryland Peters & Small), 176 pages, price £16.99 (hardcover)

The Cosy HYGGE Winter Colouring Book
by Elizabeth James
Published 16 Sep 2016 (Kyle Craig Publishing Ltd), 64 pages, price £3.95 (paperback)

How To Hygge: 33 Ways To Lead A Happy, Healthy and Contented Life through the Danish Art of Hygge
by Helena Olsen
Published 18 Sep 2016 (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform), 44 pages, price £5.99

Hygge: The Danish Art of Happiness
by Marie Tourell Søderberg
Published 27 Sep 2016 (Michael Joseph), 224 pages, price £12.99 (hardcover)

Keep Calm & Hygge: A Guide to The Danish Art of Simple & Cosy Living
by Sofie Pedersen
Published 27 Sep 2016 (Eire Publishing Ltd), 52 pages, price £6.99 (kindle edition)

Hygge: A Celebration of Simple Pleasures. Living the Danish Way
by Charlotte Abrahams
Published 13 Oct 2016 (Trapeze), 240 pages, price £20 (hardcover)

How to Hygge: The Secrets of Nordic Living
by Signe Johansen
Published 20 Oct 2016 (Bluebird), 208 pages, price £14.99 (hardcover)

Scandinavian Comfort Food: Embracing the Art of Hygge
by Trine Hahnemann
Published 20 Oct 2016 (Quadrille Publishing Ltd), 288 pages, price £25 (hardback)

Say Ja to Hygge!: How to find your special cosy place
by Dr Magnus Olsensen
Published 17 Nov 2016 (Hodder & Stoughton), 160 pages, price £9.99 (hardcover)
If you’ve read your way through the above selection you should clearly be able to officially call yourself an expert on ‘Hygge’. But having such in depth knowledge on why the Danish are said to be the happiest people in the world will probably trigger the question; When can I move to Denmark?!

Lead photo from Danish candle company Skandinavisk

2 thoughts on “Looking for a Hygge Book to learn How to Hygge?

  1. Thank you for the amazing selection. I will order few online…. And yes, when moving to Denmark? Hopefully soon, but first I will need from you a similar list of where you would live in Denmark, so it will be easier to choose!

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