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The Joy of Hygge: How to Bring Everyday Pleasure and Danish Coziness into Your Life - Book Review

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by Leiann Lynn Rose Spontaneo (subscribe)
Studied Political Science at Duquesne University. Highest Honors Graduate in Fitness and Nutrition from Stratford Career Institute. Her passion is fitness and nutrition. She is obsessed with educating herself about the subject of hygge.
Published October 16th 2020
Almost impossible to describe
In The Joy of Hygge: How to Bring Everyday Pleasure and Danish Coziness into Your Life, authors Jonny Jackson and Elias Larsen explain that hygge is a Danish word that describes the feeling of being cozy, comfortable and at peace with the world. It is almost impossible to translate into English.


There are six chapters to give the reader a few tips in creating hygge.

In Summary

Mood at home

The authors state to curl up snuggling under a cozy blanket. Put on your comfiest pajamas. Have some house plants. Use essential oils.

Items to craft

Make something from scratch with your own hands. In chapter two, there are instructions for creating slippers, hat pom poms, mug cozies and fairy light lanterns.

Decorating the home

In chapter three, there are instructions on how to decorate the home, these include things that bring you joy. Guests are going to smile as they sense a warm and inviting house.

Comforting recipes

Food calms, comforts, hugs and heals. In chapter four, there are recipes, from berry jam to mulled wine.

Outdoor activities

Chapter five is about reconnecting with nature. Going out for a picnic, take a walk, have a bonfire and toast marshmallows, watch the sunset and look at the stars.

Simple pleasures

Chapter six has tips such as take a warm bath, watch a feel-good movie such as Pretty Woman, play games and listen to music.

In Opinion

The book is easy to follow. Jackson and Larsen explain hygge in some ways other books haven't, for example, such as watching a feel-good movie such as Pretty Woman. I would suggest buying this book as a present for a person's birthday or as a Christmas gift. There are chapters in this book that fit just about everyone.

I give The Joy of Hygge a 5-star rating.
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