Our world is fast paced – we’re always focused on checking the next box off the list, often living in “survival mode” rather than thriving where we are.

The Danish concept of Hygge is all about unwinding, enjoying the simple pleasures in life, and slowing down our pace.

This blog seeks to help people do just that through the art of reading and discussing books in community. I’ll also share ways to find and create hygge in your everyday life.

My name is Lindsay and I am the person behind Hygge Literary Club – welcome! I have a special place in my heart for all things Scandinavian, as my great-grandfather immigrated to the U.S. from Norway in the early years of the 20th century.

Some of my personal favorite expressions of hygge include reading an adventure novel to my husband as we go for a drive in the windy hills of the Pacific Northwest, curling up next to a warm fire with my favorite seasonal drink, rocking my baby girls to sleep, and having friends over for brunch and good conversation.