The Little Book of Lykke by Meik Wiking

The Little Book of Lykke

From the author of the international bestseller The Little Book of HyggeLykke (Luu-kah) (n): HappinessIt's easy to see why Denmark is often called the world's happiest country. Not only do they have equal parental leave for men and women, free higher education and trains that run on time, but they burn more candles per household than anywhere else.So nobody knows more about happiness - what the Danes call lykke - than Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happ...

Details The Little Book of Lykke

TitleThe Little Book of Lykke
Release DateSep 7th, 2017
PublisherPenguin Life
GenreNonfiction, Self Help

Reviews The Little Book of Lykke

  • Charlotte May
    “If you want happiness for an hour - take a nap. If you want happiness for a day - go fishing. If you want happiness for a year - inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime- help someone else.” This was a great concept, but I never really do well with non fiction. I find it doesn’t grip me and I lose interest. Therefore this book took me way longer than a fiction book of the same size would have. Despite this, I liked the ideas...
  • ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
    Overall a good book on lykke. If only it did not include weird political references... it might have gotten 5 stars.Q:I thought it might cheer me up to see the victory speech of the first female US president, so I turned on the news....I was tired, and I was sad to hear that a lot of Americans would be facing four difficult years. In short, I was angry, tired, and sad. (с) For Christsake, how does the gender of the president fit into the happine...
  • Christine Spoors
    I am so glad that I loved this second book as much as I enjoyed The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well!Lykke (Luu-kah) (n): HappinessThis book takes us on a treasure hunt, looking for the keys to happiness around the world. The book discusses togetherness, money, health, freedom, trust and kindness. I liked that the book still referred back to Denmark throughout as I love learning more about Denmark. This book not only helps you th...
  • Krystal
    What a charming little book! I read a lot of heavy spiritual books with the aim of learning how to lead a more fulfilling life and these tend to be dense and rich in material on the psyche. This was such a breath of fresh air! It was so refreshing to read about tangible ways of enhancing, not just my own quality of life, but the lives of those in my community. It's so simple!!The writing is easy, and the facts serve to highlight, where too often ...
  • Kristina
    That's literally happiness in a book form! 💞Please, read it! I guarantee you that you'll feel inspired to do more with your life and loved ones!I'd read anything that Meik writes in the future.
  • Isabel
    I loved this book and I plan on reading it again, with a notebook at hand. It made me smile, it made me think and it helped me realize what potential we all have.
  • Ashleigh (a frolic through fiction)
    Originally posted on A Frolic Through Fiction*Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy of this book. This in no way affects my opinion of the book.Oh what a lovely little book.Just like Meik Wiking’s other book – The Little Book of Hygge – this book is just so beautifully made. From the content itself to the design of each page, this is one of those books I can imagine myself coming back to many a time, if only to flick through the ...
  • Cody
    It's very interesting when you look at the world today and see it's many complexities, confrontations, and conundrums. Perhaps the innocence we once held in trying to obtain our dreams has led us to an unfortunate path of avarice of many forms. Maybe our scope of morality and justice has become distorted through the challenges we face as individuals. Whatever the psychological, sociological and political sources of today's woes, the fact that peo...
  • Scott
    I found this one to be pretty disappointing. The author apparently researches happiness through a think tank in Denmark. According to him, there are six elements to happiness: health, money, togetherness, trust, freedom, and kindness. Each chapter of the book goes over these elements: the meaning behind them, some studies showing some relationships within that element, and then some tips to get happier in that element. That all sounds pretty good...
  • Bojana
    This was partly in the area of my professional interest, so it was very useful and interesting read.
  • Beth Bonini
    The world definitely needs more Lykke right now . . . and one of the most profound points that the author makes in this book is that individual happiness and communal happiness are inextricably linked. Focusing on six major indicators of happiness - togetherness, money, health, freedom, trust and kindness - Wiking breaks down why some communities (or countries) are doing a better job than others in creating happy citizens. Inequality, unfairness ...
  • Dannii Elle
    This short self-improvement book was created with the intention of guiding the reader towards a happier existence by adopting some of the facets from the Danish way of living. As much as I appreciated the anecdotes about Danish life and the multitude of data that was compiled and included to back up each of the theories towards their continuing happiness, I found little to take away from this and assimilate into my own life. Listening to a few ch...
  • Kirsty
    Publishers certainly seem to be milking the current interest in Scandinavian lifestyle books; The Little Book of Lyyke: The Danish Search for the World's Happiest People is by the author of The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well, which I found rather lovely. The intention of Wiking's second book is 'to take you treasure hunting; to go in pursuit of happiness; to find the good that does exist in the world - and to bring this into th...
  • Jo
    I won this in the giveaways in exchange for an honest review. Following on from The Little Book of Hygge, Wiking looks at happiness around the world and talks about the studies he's done. This is a beautifully presented little book with illustrations and photographs throughout. I'm not sure if I agree with everything but we all definitely need a little more care and joy in our lives.
  • Tina
    Loved this! So much more inspiration than The Little Book of Hygge.
  • Rebecca
    This was an interesting read. There was quite a lot of information about happiness and what can make people happy. I didn't love this one as much as his first book but I still quite enjoyed this one.
  • ✨ kathryn ✨
    More of a research publication than The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Lykke gives genuine and attainable ways to be a happier person and spread some of that happiness around. I personally loved the sections on money, trust, and kindness. A cracking and worthwhile read.
  • Harlen
    Kinda fun and not serious. I liked the examples of how people have created communities and happiness in their lives.
  • Natalia
    4.5★ - REVIEW IS UP ON MY BLOG - FULL REVIEW:Release Date: 7th September 2017Genre: Non-Fiction & Self-HelpRead: July 2018Rating: ★★★★★Brief description:From the author of the international bestseller The Little Book of HyggeLykke (Luu-kah) (n): HappinessIt’s easy to see why Denmark is often called the world’s happiest country. Not only do they have equal parental leave for men and women,...
  • Charlotte Langstroth
    “Everything runs smoothly in Denmark. Well, almost. Four years ago, one train did arrive five minutes late. The passengers each got a letter of apology from the prime minister and a designer chair of their choice as compensation.”.I read “The Little Book Of Lykke” on and off between being in Denmark and now - so nearly two months. A long time for such a short book but I wanted to be able to relate the content and practices in reflection t...
  • Ali Caitrin
    I have been a big fan of Meik ever since I read The Little Book of Hygge. With that in mind, I had high hopes for his next book and it has still managed to exceed my expectations! Meik understands that each of us are unique and I loved that he shared what can make people happy from all over the world, not just the Danes. He also didn't write this book to tells us all the answers but instead gives us a 'treasure map' to help us on our journey! If ...
  • Zoe (readabilitea)
    I thought this was going to be a disappointing read, nothing but a publisher's ploy to make more money out of a tried and tested author (and let's face it, it still is) BUT I really loved reading this. I loved the photos included, and I loved the style of illustrations. I liked the global view it took but still with an element of focus on Denmark a.k.a. my future home. I also loved how the inclusion of resources/apps/websites etc which can help u...
  • Hannah
    The Little Book of Lykke was my first read of 2018, and it was the perfect choice to start the year off positively. I highly recommend it to everyone. It’s an excellent follow-up book to The Little Book of Hygge, full of inspiration for how you can participate in creating a kinder, happier world. You’ll want to be a better person after reading it.
  • Clare
    4.5 stars
  • Myrthe
    I got this book from the library to skim through, I didn't intend to fully read it. I never do with these type of books, because I feel like they always kind of try to tell you the same thing.This book followed the same principles that I've seen over and over again: you need health, money, togetherness, trust, freedom, and kindness in order to be happy. If you want a book that will tell you that "money doesn't always equal happiness" and other un...
  • Melis
    It was nice to see the results of researchs done on this subjects and the factors affecting happiness. However i didn’t enjoy it as much as i did hygge. I think it’s because it doesn’t really give a take home message. Sure, it’s not the whole point of the book (and i wasn’t expecting exactly that anyway) and it gives some suggestions on how to improve your happiness level. But these suggestions seems useless because while i was reading ...
  • Amena
    The last of the September reads. There is something about togetherness and feeling close to those around you that this book hits right on the spot. This sweet book shows how we can find a little bit more happiness in our lives. It's not rocket science, but I did take away some ideas from this. I enjoyed the authors sense of humour and loved the layout of the book, with cute illustrations and super photography. It's a cosy, beautiful read.3.5 🌟
  • theresa 🌸🥑
    i am trash for everything danish okay
  • Kamila Kunda
    Meik Wikings’s “The Little Book of Lykke. The Danish Search for the World’s Happiest People” completely fulfilled my expectations. I didn’t look for a recipe for how to be happy, but I wanted to get a concise explanation on how various factors (here: togetherness, money, health, freedom, trust and kindness) impact people’s happiness. This is exactly what I got. I thoroughly enjoyed Wiking’s book on hygge, but here he went a few step...
  • Ben Gigone
    After having dealt with some personal mental health issues, i’ve embarked upon a bit of a “happiness hunt”. Wiking highlights some wonderful tips on how to enjoy life, and how to thrive in our performance-based culture. Books like these make you re-examine what you do and why you do it. Can’t wait to read his other studies!