The Book of Hygge - Louisa Thomsen Brits
I've been aware of the flurry of interest in this concept but was put off by the accompanying flood of 'buy this' marketing that went along with it. Out of curiosity I added this book to my library queue and found it an enjoyable read. The concept is interesting and I liked how it took the whole book to show just how difficult the concept it is to untangle. It's not prescriptive and it doesn't come with a shopping list but it does encourage the valuing of those little moments of peace, of community or of comfort as little shields hidden in everyday life. Brits also talks about the nature of the country and it's people from whom this concept grew and endures. It's not tips about how to hyggling more but sharing the value that can be found in it.
The Little Book of Hygge - Meik Wiking
In contrast to the above book on the same topic, this is more of a tips and shopping-list kind of book. That is not necessarily a bad thing, just a different perspective of the hygge idea. The graphics of the book was lovely and the tone was light and warm. It gave a shallow look at the scope of things but it was a more practical approach and had an interesting perceptive as the author is the CEO of the The Happiness Institute.