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 Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and author of the bestselling sensation The Little Book of Hygge . But he believes that, whilst we can certainly learn a lot from the Danes about finding fulfilment, the keys to happiness are actually buried all around the globe.In this captivating book, he takes us on a treasure hunt to unlock the doors to inner fulfilment. From how we spend our precious time, to how we relate to our neighbours and cook dinner, he gathers evidence, stories and tips from the very happiest corners of the planet. This is the ultimate guide to how we can all find a little more lykke in our lives.Meik Wiking is the CEO of The Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and is one of the world's leading experts in happiness. Committed to understanding happiness, subjective well-being and quality of life, Meik works with countries across the world to discover and explore global trends of life satisfaction. Only someone absolutely dedicated to happiness sits in coffee shops across the world counting peoples' smiles!His first book, The Little Book of Hygge, became an international bestseller and will soon be published in 31 countries.

The Little Book of Lykke Details

TitleThe Little Book of Lykke
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 7th, 2017
PublisherPenguin Life
ISBN-139780241302019
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Self Help, Inspirational

The Little Book of Lykke Review

  • Christine Spoors
    January 1, 1970
    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 think about happiness, but also society, and ways in 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 think about happiness, but also society, and ways in which the society you live in could improve.I really enjoy Wiking's writing. He uses an interesting mix of facts, case studies, real stories from his life and statistics. The book is also filled with photographs and graphs which break things up and add to how cheerful and cosy it is. I'm always surprised by how easy these books are to read, despite the amount of information we get.What I love the most about these books is that they make me think about my life. They make you take a step back and realise that there are little changes you can make to be happier. His books always leave me feeling motivated and inspired, and I love that. As everything is based on facts and statistics you learn more about the world, especially through the treasure hunt in this book.Goodreads currently doesn't say if Wiking will be writing another book, but I really hope that he does. I'll buy it straight away!Thank you to Penguin Life for sending me a copy to review!
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  • Inge
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely lovely.
  • Jo
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Ashleigh (a frolic through fiction)
    January 1, 1970
    Review to come!
  • Zoe (readabilitea)
    January 1, 1970
    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 us all be happier.
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  • Ali Caitrin
    January 1, 1970
    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 you're looking for a read that'll make you smile a 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 you're looking for a read that'll make you smile and give you some motivation along the way, The Little Book of Lykke is the book you need.Thank you to Penguin Random House for sending me a proof copy in exchange for a review :)
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  • √Črica
    January 1, 1970
    An incredible book. Worth your time and reflection. I really enjoyed this.Just like with The Little Book of Hygge, Lykke presents itself with easy-to-read paragraphs and many lovely pictures related to the chapters, each of them packed with lovely Happiness Tips and then summed up at the end. I don't want my review to be all about comparison but I do want to say that, while with Hygge I learned a lot of things I did not know yet or didn't know much about, with Lykke the approach was different, i An incredible book. Worth your time and reflection. I really enjoyed this.Just like with The Little Book of Hygge, Lykke presents itself with easy-to-read paragraphs and many lovely pictures related to the chapters, each of them packed with lovely Happiness Tips and then summed up at the end. I don't want my review to be all about comparison but I do want to say that, while with Hygge I learned a lot of things I did not know yet or didn't know much about, with Lykke the approach was different, it contained a lot of international data properly explained and broken down. Ultimately, it was mostly about realizing how distant people (I?) have become in certain aspects of their lives, reflecting over information that wasn't completely new to me (bonus points for including my country in most of the studies/stats!). So, yes, at times I found myself putting the book down and taking a few moments to think about something I had just read. This happened mostly during Chapter Seven: Trust.While reading this book, I noticed its positive influence rubbing off on me: I put one squared post-it note on the first page and, Tip after Tip, I wrote down a few things to get done throughout the next weeks. And if you think this was but an euphoria of the moment, I can tell you I've already taken action and managed to successfully scratch off three things from th list already. And my mood has improved overall. Sometimes all you need is a little push...All in all, I've come to realize that we can hope for a better and happier tomorrow, and as the author so nicely puts it, there's nothing false about hope. Meik Wiking has done a wonderful job researching and reflecting about happiness, he managed to raise awareness around something so simple, yet so complicated nowadays. I truly hope to read more from the Happiness Research Institute.
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  • Zarina
    January 1, 1970
    Find full review here: http://www.pagetostagereviews.com/201...Meik Wiking has done it again. With the follow-up to his super cosy and comforting The Little Book of Hygge, in which he details the secrets to the Danish way of living well, The Little Book of Lykke delves into his global search for happiness and things that have made a positive impact on the world. As the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute there isn't a better person to have undertaken this search, and he's compiled an admirab Find full review here: http://www.pagetostagereviews.com/201...Meik Wiking has done it again. With the follow-up to his super cosy and comforting The Little Book of Hygge, in which he details the secrets to the Danish way of living well, The Little Book of Lykke delves into his global search for happiness and things that have made a positive impact on the world. As the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute there isn't a better person to have undertaken this search, and he's compiled an admirable list of inspiring stats and case studies in his book. The Little Book of Lykke is absolutely jam-packed with heartwarming stories of people bringing together communities and being kind, alongside statistics of impactful initiatives that have made a proven difference, and top tips with easy ways in which we can all contribute to a happier world. Meik has researched and written a book that is both inspiring and educational.There are six pillars to Meik's research into happiness; togetherness, money, health, freedom, trust and kindness. For each of these he outlines which places in the world are getting it right and how, also providing personal examples of people making a difference. Their initiatives were often quite simple in nature but making a huge difference, so if you too want to attribute to a kinder and happier world, it really doesn't have to be very hard to start. I was pleased to see my home country, the Netherlands, scoring well on many occasions but was also fascinated to learn that in some cases countries that seem wealthy, such as the US, because of the huge prosperity divide they actually have a much larger discrepancy between the country doing well and the people being happy. In Denmark average salaries may be lower and taxes may be exceptionally high, but because it's contributing to the well-being of all the people and the state, the citizens are much happier overall. Interesting, right? After turning the final page I felt more positive than I had in ages as I have been so hugely stressed out over work and life, and I wanted to spread some of the kindness captured within its delightfully illustrated pages. This is a true beauty inside and out, and while less focused on cosy elements such as lighting candles and fleece blankets, it captures the same feeling of togetherness and positivity as The Little Book of Hygge, making it the perfect pick-me-up for the darker and colder days ahead.
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  • Sarah Goodwin
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book almost as much as The Little Book of Hygge! It made me smile all the way through with such insightful data and stories. I especially loved the reference to Todmorden (as I live in a town very close by) and remember them starting that initiative and seeing how it has grown so popular. That is spreading further afield to other local towns and the community is certainly beginning to feel better for it! Bigger investments in arts & culture has also started to give a new life to I loved this book almost as much as The Little Book of Hygge! It made me smile all the way through with such insightful data and stories. I especially loved the reference to Todmorden (as I live in a town very close by) and remember them starting that initiative and seeing how it has grown so popular. That is spreading further afield to other local towns and the community is certainly beginning to feel better for it! Bigger investments in arts & culture has also started to give a new life to my town. Another great, inspiring book!
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  • Debbie
    January 1, 1970
    This book is full of hope and optimism and resonated so deeply with me it brought tears to my eyes. It is a book about love and kindness and how looking after each other can bring us great joy and happiness. Read it if you feel you have lost your way in life.
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  • Michael Tweed
    January 1, 1970
    I won this really excellent life guide on a goodread's give-away, and I'am so glad I did. Beautifully illustrated and full to brimming with sound advice on living a happier lifestyle.
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