Book Review: The Little Book Of Lykke, Meik Wiking

Book Review: The Little Book Of Lykke, Meik Wiking
October 13, 2017 Caroline Allen
Caroline Allen Lykke

I read Meik Wiking’s first book, The Little Book Of Hygge, last year. I read it around Christmas and it really made me think about how I can improve the ‘cosiness’ of my home. Everybody seemed to feel like this, because Hygge became quite the 2016 phenomena.

So, when I saw Meik Wiking, who is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, had released his second book, The Little Book Of Lykke, I had to get it.

The Little Book Of Lykke

Where should I read it?

This is one for the cosy nights. It talks about the search for the world’s happiest people; why are they happy? In true Danish style, I’ve been reading this under a blanket with candles burning and I’ve felt so relaxed whilst reading it.

The book takes you around the world and seeks out the secret to inner fulfilment. It covers everything from gatherings with your neighbours to the importance of buying experiences, not things.

This is a beautiful and well-illustrated book, so I’d recommend buying the book over getting the Audiobook on buying it on a tablet. It’s something you can pick up whenever you need a little lift.

Is it for me?

It’s not what I would call a ‘self-help’ book. It gives you tips – based on the happiest people all around the world – on how to be happier and live a more fulfilled life.

It’s not an analytical look at the brain, it’s more of a look at people and how they behave together. If you’re looking to find tips on how to be more fulfilled, this book is absolutely brimming with tips.

And, this is all backed by research. This isn’t just Meik Wiking’s opinion, this is his research. There’s a real good chance, as a result, that if you do take on some of these ideas, you’ll be a happier person.

The Little Book Of Lykke

What will I get out of it?

It’s just a nice book. Everything about it is nice. It’s also a pretty book, which will give you #bookselfgoals!

The tips aren’t just for adults, either. It talks about children and how to encourage empathy in your children. It talks about how to bring people together and how to bring out the best in other people.

Reading it at this time of year, too, is perfect. Sit down with a cup of tea, light a candle and enjoy a little time out with this book. You won’t regret it.

Little Book Of Lykke


As ever, please send over your book recommendations. I will try to put a new post up once per week, so I’ll need plenty to keep me going!

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