Best Hygge Books to Inspire a Cozy Life will help you pick the next book you want to dive into or help you find that perfect gift for that special someone in your life.
“Books are uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King
Nothing goes hand-in-hand with a cold winter evening like a comfortable chair, a roaring fire, and an inspiring book.
Make relaxation a priority this winter by finding new ways to slow down and savor what life has to offer. Hygge (pronounced HUE-gah) is a Danish term that teaches you to embrace comfort and enjoy the simple things life has to offer.
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Here are the Best Hygge Books to Inspire a Cozy Life:
Best Hygge Books #1- Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking 240 pages
If you want to learn more about Hygge, then you want to learn it from Meik Wiking, who is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen.
This book is perfect for you giving you research data and tips on how to make your world a bit happier.
Meik Wiking also wrote the Little Book of Lykke that can be found here.
Best Hygge Books #2 – The Art of Making Memories – How to Create and Remember Happy Moments by Meik Wiking
Meik Wiking dissects how we make memories and why creating happy memories is so important to our lives.
He weaves heart-warming stories throughout the book for a positive read.
Home is definitely where our hearts are. This sweet adult coloring book has 38 illustrations to color. Even the cover is adorable.
Cozy teapots, snug cottages, and even a cozy chair are all featured and will transport you to a magical world as you decorate the pages.
The same illustrator also has:
Best Hygge Books #4 – The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook: 120+ Everyday Recipes for the Healthy Home Cook
This cookbook is a visual feast. There’s nothing more hygge than making a hearty home-cooked meal, and this book will help you make a masterpiece every time.
Please note: This is a gluten-free cookbook
I love reading cookbooks more than novels. Maybe it’s because I love food. The photographs in this book are have that rustic look that everyone will love.
Laura Lea also has another cookbook called Simply Laura Lea: Balanced Recipes for Everyday Living that you can find here.
Best Hygge Books #5 – Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life: The Plants and Places that Inspired the Iconic Poet
Take an inside look into Emily Dickinson’s life and find out how her passion for gardening inspired her poems.
At Emily Dickinson’s family home, she had both a flower garden and a glass conservatory. Emily studied botany at both Mount Holyoke and Amherst Academy.
Her love for plants inspired her creativity, and she shared her garden passion with family and friends. She sent pressed flowers in her letters and frequently sent bouquets to her friends.
If you’re an Emily Dickinson fan, you will find this book to be a personal glimpse of her love of the natural world. Beautiful photographs and illustrations are also dotted throughout the book.
The same author also wrote another book on Beatrix Potter’s garden inspirations:
If you have a child on your gift list and are looking for a beautiful and inspiring picture book – this book is the one you’ve been looking for.
Empowering words and magical illustrations will make this a children’s book to pass down through the generations.
Best Hygge Book #7 – Scandinavian Baking: Sweet & Savory Cakes and Bakes, for Bright Days and Cozy Nights by Trine Hahnemann 288 pages
You can feel the passion the author has for making homemade treats for family and friends with every recipe.
The photographs are stunning and will have you yearning for more time at home to create your own masterpieces.
This is a good book to show how to get started on your all-things-hygge journey. I loved the interviews in the book.
My only complaint about this book is the typeface is really small.
Best Hygge Books #9 – Floret Farms A Year in Flowers: Designing Gorgeous Arrangements for Every Season
If you love flowers, then this is the book for you. The authors also wrote two books called Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms and Floret Farm’s Discovering Dahlias: A Guide to Growing and Arranging Magnificent Blooms.
Best Hygge Books #10 – The Year of Cozy: 125 Recipes, Crafts, and Other Homemade Adventures by Adrianna Adarme 272 pages
Get your cozy on with a wide selection of recipes and ideas to make your world a bit more snuggly. Recipes like Chipotle BBQ Bourbon butter and Salted Pretzel Ice Cream will have you in the kitchen immediately.
A inspirational book on how to practice intentional kindness to help transform your family, community and faith.
Best Hygge Books #12 – Scandinavian Needlecraft: 35 Step-by-Step Hand-Sewing Projects by Clare Youngs 128 pages
Gorgeous 35 Traditional Scandinavian-style projects including hearts, flowers, and birds. Simplicity is the heart of all the author’s designs.
If you’re looking to transform your home into an oasis you love, you found the right book.
The author also wrote two other books The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful and Welcome Home: A Cozy Minimalist Guide to Decorating and Hosting All Year Round.
Best Hygge Books #14 – The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids by Jessica Joelle Alexander & Iben Sandahl
Give modern, high-stress parenting the boot and learn how to incorporate Danish principles into your life. With 4 1/2 star rating on Amazon, this might be a book you devour.
Best Hygge Books #15 – The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life by Anu Partanen 448 pages
Having lived in the United States and the Nordic region, the author compares lifestyles and offers a way to incorporate more the Nordic ideas into our way of living.
Best Hygge Books #16 – Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced Happy Life by Niki Brantmark
If you’re looking to add balance to your life, look no further than this book. The author offers bite-sized actions on how to make subtle changes so you can make room for more happiness.
You can’t go wrong with a cookbook that is filled with recipes such as Creme of White Beans & Celeriac with Chile Oil or Ridiculously Delicious Mud Cake with Homemade Nut Butter.
Best Hygge Books #18 – Selina Lake Winter Living: An Inspirational Guide to Styling and Decorating Your Home for Winter by Selina Lake 160 pages
Make your home cozy and comfortable all winter long with these inviting ideas. Selina Lake is a stylist that brings her vintage romantic style to life on the pages.
Best Hygge Books #19 – Fireside Feasts & Snow Day Treats: Indulgent Comfort Food Recipes for Winter Eating by Ryland Peters
You had me at Cider Fondue. There’s nothing more hygge than enjoying a delicious meal fireside. This book is an ideal companion for the winter months.
I’m reading this book right now. I had no idea Susan Branch wrote a memoir. If you don’t know who Susan Branch is – she is primarily a cookbook author that creates the most beautiful cookbooks with watercolors.
This memoir is one of a trilogy. I’m getting them all because I love them so much. The other books are The Fairy Tale Girl and A Fine Romance: Falling in Love with English Countryside.
When you’re ready to put down a book and play a game, why not do it in hygge-style?
We’ve reached the end of Best Hygge Books to Inspire a Cozy Life. I hope you found a new book that stirs your soul.
These books will help you embrace your life and look forward to creating new memories to last a lifetime.
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