There are many books around at the moment about Danish life but there are others that I have read over the years that are worth loading up your bedside table with (or your Kindle) over the holidays.
The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country by Helen Russell
(Helen also has a new book out which I haven’t read but sounds interesting called Leap Year: How to make big decisions, be more resilient and change your life for good.)
This book by Liz Jensen, My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time, is a wonderfully imaginative fiction book set in part in Østerbro in the past. I love it and re-reading it living in Østerbro is fascinating.
If you enjoy crime then Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow by Peter Hoeg is one for you. And this is another exciting book set in Denmark, The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol. Both these authors are prolific writers so if you enjoy these there are many other books to read.
I know the hygge thing has been appropriated by the world but there are a couple of good books amongst the many out at the moment. I reviewed The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking (and you can hear him being interviewed on this podcast) but I have also enjoyed Hygge: The Danish Art of Happiness by Marie Tourell Søderberg.
And don’t forget if you have a relocation on the cards in 2017 this book may be right up your street (shameless plug!)
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