Let us welcome Chris from Chrisbookarama today. She is here to chat about hygge. What is that, and how does it relate to our Cozy Reading November? Read on to find out!
WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS HYGGE?
So, things look bleak out there. Also, it's November. November is so blah. I feel like I could use some hygge. Do you know what hygge is?
Hygge is a Danish concept, meaning "cosiness." The Danes explain it here. I really like the idea of hygge, especially since I live where the darkness of winter tends to get people down.
There's a lot of reasons to feel upset, scared, and confused. But you got to take care of yourself. Get yourself some good self-care. Maybe hygge can be a part of your own regime. I'm going to dedicate the next few months to hygge*. I'm going to indulge in warm beverages (tonight I'm drinking a hot apple cider), comforting hobbies, and, of course, cozy reads.
I'm not sure what I'm going to read yet, but I have some suggestions for you.
The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery. Valancy breaks free of her overbearing family and finds herself.
The Summer Book by Tove Jansson. A girl and her grandmother spend a summer together on an isolated island.
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. A woman goes to live on a relative's farm. High jinks ensue.
Relish by Lucy Knisley. Fooooooooood!
These are books that make me feel warm inside.
What are your favorite comfort reads? I need some suggestions!
Grab a blanket, light some candles, snuggle a favorite pet, and join me for some hygge reading.
*I feel okay co-opting hygge since my grandmother was Danish.