Title: Hygge: The Complete Book of Hygge – Danish Art of Happiness

Author: Ole Hanson

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This week, I took a detour into non-fiction. On my search through Amazon, I stumbled across the bright green cover of this book, and – it was free – so I thought: Why not?

Honestly, any book about happiness and life improvement risks being preachy. I generally avoid being told how to live my life, but I thought that it might be a nice change of pace. I couldn’t help but laugh at the “100% hygge.” Candles are “100% hygge.” Cinnamon buns are “hygge symbols.”

I enjoyed the photographs of hygge-approved decor, but I’m a fan of Spartan gray scale rooms regardless.  A lot of white, gray, and cream with unadorned walls. Light wood floors and fireplaces abound. Yet for all the lack of knickknacks, there were more candles than a badly scripted romance scene.

I did have a moment of strange surprise. At the end of each chapter, the author closed it the same way: Good Luck! Sounds pretty familiar, right?

At least, I’m not the only one!