Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living

Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living

Discover the Swedish ethos of balanced living with this little book of Lagom. The Swedish concept of Lagom (pronounced "lah-gom") roughly translates to "not too little, not too much, just right." This charming book introduces readers to a new way of balanced living that promises happiness and sustainability in work and in life. Lagom provides simple solutions to juggle eve Discover the Swedish ethos of balanced living with this little book of Lagom. The Swedish concept of Lagom (prono...

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Title:Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living
Author:Linnea Dunne
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Lagom
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:160 pages pages

Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living Reviews

  • Jackie
    Dec 31, 2018

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

    A bit overrated? The only thing that added value was the definition of the word lagom itself. All of the other information can be found in the brochures given in Swedish tourist information offices (which I remember doing). Recipe for cinnamon buns? Seriously (and that was in those bro...

    I've been a bit obsessive this year with Swedish/Danish living having read The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Fika and now Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. This one was a bit more robust than the latter two. According to Dunne, lagom roughly translates into "jus...

  • Beth
    Jan 02, 2018

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

  • Ash
    Dec 09, 2017

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

  • Erin
    Feb 05, 2018

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

    A bit overrated? The only thing that added value was the definition of the word lagom itself. All of the other information can be found in the brochures given in Swedish tourist information offices (which I remember doing). Recipe for cinnamon buns? Seriously (and that was in those bro...

    I've been a bit obsessive this year with Swedish/Danish living having read The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Fika and now Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. This one was a bit more robust than the latter two. According to Dunne, lagom roughly translates into "jus...

    This is a quirky illustrated beautiful book that I?m going to give 4.5 stars. It?s main problem was that I read it just after finishing Meik Wiking?s Hygge and Lykke books - and I simply liked them just a little bit more. Maybe the Danish book hangover colored my impression? ...

    I must admit I picked it up solely for its "looks." It's a lovely book with beautiful illustrations. As for the content... I don't know what to think of it. The book could as well be named "The Swedes Are Perfect", which is ridiculous. Plus, the whole philosophy is nothing groundbreaki...

    I'd say 3.5 stars. One of the less twee Nordic lifestyle books I've encountered, but I probably should stop now. I think there are only so many times you can read about natural-fiber textiles, Jante's Law, high-quality universal healthcare, and mandatory paternity leave without wanting...

  • Nikolina
    Apr 26, 2019

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

    A bit overrated? The only thing that added value was the definition of the word lagom itself. All of the other information can be found in the brochures given in Swedish tourist information offices (which I remember doing). Recipe for cinnamon buns? Seriously (and that was in those bro...

    I've been a bit obsessive this year with Swedish/Danish living having read The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Fika and now Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. This one was a bit more robust than the latter two. According to Dunne, lagom roughly translates into "jus...

    This is a quirky illustrated beautiful book that I?m going to give 4.5 stars. It?s main problem was that I read it just after finishing Meik Wiking?s Hygge and Lykke books - and I simply liked them just a little bit more. Maybe the Danish book hangover colored my impression? ...

    I must admit I picked it up solely for its "looks." It's a lovely book with beautiful illustrations. As for the content... I don't know what to think of it. The book could as well be named "The Swedes Are Perfect", which is ridiculous. Plus, the whole philosophy is nothing groundbreaki...

  • Heidi
    Jan 24, 2019

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

    A bit overrated? The only thing that added value was the definition of the word lagom itself. All of the other information can be found in the brochures given in Swedish tourist information offices (which I remember doing). Recipe for cinnamon buns? Seriously (and that was in those bro...

    I've been a bit obsessive this year with Swedish/Danish living having read The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Fika and now Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. This one was a bit more robust than the latter two. According to Dunne, lagom roughly translates into "jus...

    This is a quirky illustrated beautiful book that I?m going to give 4.5 stars. It?s main problem was that I read it just after finishing Meik Wiking?s Hygge and Lykke books - and I simply liked them just a little bit more. Maybe the Danish book hangover colored my impression? ...

    I must admit I picked it up solely for its "looks." It's a lovely book with beautiful illustrations. As for the content... I don't know what to think of it. The book could as well be named "The Swedes Are Perfect", which is ridiculous. Plus, the whole philosophy is nothing groundbreaki...

    I'd say 3.5 stars. One of the less twee Nordic lifestyle books I've encountered, but I probably should stop now. I think there are only so many times you can read about natural-fiber textiles, Jante's Law, high-quality universal healthcare, and mandatory paternity leave without wanting...

    I was interested in reading about Lagom, as Hygge has been something that has really interested me this year and I wanted to learn about this concept as well. Because it was marketed the same way (cutesy small book), I assumed lagom and hygge were very similar. While they share similar...

    Overall, 3.5. Physical aesthetics of the book: 5 stars, absolutely. A great, minimalist feel while the embossing and matte, sturdy cover give it weight in hand. Really love it. At the end, the author admits it?s a lightweight skimming of a deep concept and offers only a wee bit...

    An interesting and enjoyable read I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book; it really made me think about some of the changes I could make to make my like simpler and I love the focus on community (making your neighbour a batch of cinnamon buns - why not). I am ...

    I am always fascinated by these books embracing different ways of living to improve our lives. This is another beautiful book that encourages you embrace Lagom - the Swedish way of living - it is fascinating read as you read the theory behind the practice and it shares ideas about how ...

    I read this book cover-to-cover in just about one day (it?s a quick read). The next day I picked it up again, started with the last chapter, and reread the whole thing backwards. ?Lagom? is a word which cannot be succinctly or holistically translated into English, and it deals wi...

    Lagom is the word so peculiar, yet for Swedes too much familiar, even a lifestyle it will become. Nothing much, nothing less, just enough for the happy nest. When you come to Sweden, soon you will see, how people live in modesty. As the book says to us that Swedes can enjoy their lives...

    It was fun to read about the Swedish culture, but this book didn't really tell me anything I did not already know or do in real life. So, I'd recommend it for a story about life in Sweden (with horrible overgeneralisations - "the Swedish" do this) but not for teaching you something new...

    For anyone who is interested in HYGGE, you will love this! Lagom is like life-long hygge created by the Swedish. It has beautiful photos and thorough expalnations and ideas. It's a pictorial feast for the eyes! ...

    A great read! Love the concept of lagom - without noticing, I've been striving for this in my own life for a long time, and am looking forward to introducing more of it, as per the info/tips in this book. ...

    Closed the book and I just want to pack myself up and go straight to Sweden for this dream life!!! ...

    I loved this little book, the style, the size and the lagom approach to the content. Lots of good tips and inside perspective to the culture attitude of the Swedes presented in a beautiful layout. ...

    It reminded me much of Meik Wiking?s books in topic, and book art. However, this was strictly Swedish-topic and I found some new ideas I enjoyed. ...

    It's a light and interesting read, and visually the cutest book I've seen. ...

    This book is a very quick read but has much to offer in the way to think about living a ?Happy Life? ...

    Great tips for living, maybe I?m part Swedish. ...

    Doesn't deserve even one star. This book is an advertisement for Swedish brands instead of a book about Swedish lifestyle. Unless you want to read about various fashion and furniture companies leave this book on the shelf. I couldn't make it past 60% of the book before I disgustedly ab...

  • AlmantÄ— (Ravenclaw_of_Shire)
    Feb 14, 2019

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

    A bit overrated? The only thing that added value was the definition of the word lagom itself. All of the other information can be found in the brochures given in Swedish tourist information offices (which I remember doing). Recipe for cinnamon buns? Seriously (and that was in those bro...

    I've been a bit obsessive this year with Swedish/Danish living having read The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Fika and now Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. This one was a bit more robust than the latter two. According to Dunne, lagom roughly translates into "jus...

    This is a quirky illustrated beautiful book that I?m going to give 4.5 stars. It?s main problem was that I read it just after finishing Meik Wiking?s Hygge and Lykke books - and I simply liked them just a little bit more. Maybe the Danish book hangover colored my impression? ...

    I must admit I picked it up solely for its "looks." It's a lovely book with beautiful illustrations. As for the content... I don't know what to think of it. The book could as well be named "The Swedes Are Perfect", which is ridiculous. Plus, the whole philosophy is nothing groundbreaki...

    I'd say 3.5 stars. One of the less twee Nordic lifestyle books I've encountered, but I probably should stop now. I think there are only so many times you can read about natural-fiber textiles, Jante's Law, high-quality universal healthcare, and mandatory paternity leave without wanting...

    I was interested in reading about Lagom, as Hygge has been something that has really interested me this year and I wanted to learn about this concept as well. Because it was marketed the same way (cutesy small book), I assumed lagom and hygge were very similar. While they share similar...

    Overall, 3.5. Physical aesthetics of the book: 5 stars, absolutely. A great, minimalist feel while the embossing and matte, sturdy cover give it weight in hand. Really love it. At the end, the author admits it?s a lightweight skimming of a deep concept and offers only a wee bit...

    An interesting and enjoyable read I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book; it really made me think about some of the changes I could make to make my like simpler and I love the focus on community (making your neighbour a batch of cinnamon buns - why not). I am ...

    I am always fascinated by these books embracing different ways of living to improve our lives. This is another beautiful book that encourages you embrace Lagom - the Swedish way of living - it is fascinating read as you read the theory behind the practice and it shares ideas about how ...

    I read this book cover-to-cover in just about one day (it?s a quick read). The next day I picked it up again, started with the last chapter, and reread the whole thing backwards. ?Lagom? is a word which cannot be succinctly or holistically translated into English, and it deals wi...

    Lagom is the word so peculiar, yet for Swedes too much familiar, even a lifestyle it will become. Nothing much, nothing less, just enough for the happy nest. When you come to Sweden, soon you will see, how people live in modesty. As the book says to us that Swedes can enjoy their lives...

    It was fun to read about the Swedish culture, but this book didn't really tell me anything I did not already know or do in real life. So, I'd recommend it for a story about life in Sweden (with horrible overgeneralisations - "the Swedish" do this) but not for teaching you something new...

    For anyone who is interested in HYGGE, you will love this! Lagom is like life-long hygge created by the Swedish. It has beautiful photos and thorough expalnations and ideas. It's a pictorial feast for the eyes! ...

    A great read! Love the concept of lagom - without noticing, I've been striving for this in my own life for a long time, and am looking forward to introducing more of it, as per the info/tips in this book. ...

    Closed the book and I just want to pack myself up and go straight to Sweden for this dream life!!! ...

    I loved this little book, the style, the size and the lagom approach to the content. Lots of good tips and inside perspective to the culture attitude of the Swedes presented in a beautiful layout. ...

    It reminded me much of Meik Wiking?s books in topic, and book art. However, this was strictly Swedish-topic and I found some new ideas I enjoyed. ...

  • Pelin
    Feb 09, 2018

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

    A bit overrated? The only thing that added value was the definition of the word lagom itself. All of the other information can be found in the brochures given in Swedish tourist information offices (which I remember doing). Recipe for cinnamon buns? Seriously (and that was in those bro...

  • Elise Thanasouras
    May 03, 2018

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

    A bit overrated? The only thing that added value was the definition of the word lagom itself. All of the other information can be found in the brochures given in Swedish tourist information offices (which I remember doing). Recipe for cinnamon buns? Seriously (and that was in those bro...

    I've been a bit obsessive this year with Swedish/Danish living having read The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Fika and now Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. This one was a bit more robust than the latter two. According to Dunne, lagom roughly translates into "jus...

    This is a quirky illustrated beautiful book that I?m going to give 4.5 stars. It?s main problem was that I read it just after finishing Meik Wiking?s Hygge and Lykke books - and I simply liked them just a little bit more. Maybe the Danish book hangover colored my impression? ...

    I must admit I picked it up solely for its "looks." It's a lovely book with beautiful illustrations. As for the content... I don't know what to think of it. The book could as well be named "The Swedes Are Perfect", which is ridiculous. Plus, the whole philosophy is nothing groundbreaki...

    I'd say 3.5 stars. One of the less twee Nordic lifestyle books I've encountered, but I probably should stop now. I think there are only so many times you can read about natural-fiber textiles, Jante's Law, high-quality universal healthcare, and mandatory paternity leave without wanting...

    I was interested in reading about Lagom, as Hygge has been something that has really interested me this year and I wanted to learn about this concept as well. Because it was marketed the same way (cutesy small book), I assumed lagom and hygge were very similar. While they share similar...

    Overall, 3.5. Physical aesthetics of the book: 5 stars, absolutely. A great, minimalist feel while the embossing and matte, sturdy cover give it weight in hand. Really love it. At the end, the author admits it?s a lightweight skimming of a deep concept and offers only a wee bit...

    An interesting and enjoyable read I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book; it really made me think about some of the changes I could make to make my like simpler and I love the focus on community (making your neighbour a batch of cinnamon buns - why not). I am ...

    I am always fascinated by these books embracing different ways of living to improve our lives. This is another beautiful book that encourages you embrace Lagom - the Swedish way of living - it is fascinating read as you read the theory behind the practice and it shares ideas about how ...

    I read this book cover-to-cover in just about one day (it?s a quick read). The next day I picked it up again, started with the last chapter, and reread the whole thing backwards. ?Lagom? is a word which cannot be succinctly or holistically translated into English, and it deals wi...

    Lagom is the word so peculiar, yet for Swedes too much familiar, even a lifestyle it will become. Nothing much, nothing less, just enough for the happy nest. When you come to Sweden, soon you will see, how people live in modesty. As the book says to us that Swedes can enjoy their lives...

    It was fun to read about the Swedish culture, but this book didn't really tell me anything I did not already know or do in real life. So, I'd recommend it for a story about life in Sweden (with horrible overgeneralisations - "the Swedish" do this) but not for teaching you something new...

    For anyone who is interested in HYGGE, you will love this! Lagom is like life-long hygge created by the Swedish. It has beautiful photos and thorough expalnations and ideas. It's a pictorial feast for the eyes! ...

    A great read! Love the concept of lagom - without noticing, I've been striving for this in my own life for a long time, and am looking forward to introducing more of it, as per the info/tips in this book. ...

    Closed the book and I just want to pack myself up and go straight to Sweden for this dream life!!! ...

    I loved this little book, the style, the size and the lagom approach to the content. Lots of good tips and inside perspective to the culture attitude of the Swedes presented in a beautiful layout. ...

    It reminded me much of Meik Wiking?s books in topic, and book art. However, this was strictly Swedish-topic and I found some new ideas I enjoyed. ...

    It's a light and interesting read, and visually the cutest book I've seen. ...

    This book is a very quick read but has much to offer in the way to think about living a ?Happy Life? ...

    Great tips for living, maybe I?m part Swedish. ...

  • Megan
    Feb 05, 2018

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

  • Debbie Young
    Jan 02, 2018

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

  • Victoria
    Sep 23, 2018

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

    A bit overrated? The only thing that added value was the definition of the word lagom itself. All of the other information can be found in the brochures given in Swedish tourist information offices (which I remember doing). Recipe for cinnamon buns? Seriously (and that was in those bro...

    I've been a bit obsessive this year with Swedish/Danish living having read The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Fika and now Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. This one was a bit more robust than the latter two. According to Dunne, lagom roughly translates into "jus...

    This is a quirky illustrated beautiful book that I?m going to give 4.5 stars. It?s main problem was that I read it just after finishing Meik Wiking?s Hygge and Lykke books - and I simply liked them just a little bit more. Maybe the Danish book hangover colored my impression? ...

    I must admit I picked it up solely for its "looks." It's a lovely book with beautiful illustrations. As for the content... I don't know what to think of it. The book could as well be named "The Swedes Are Perfect", which is ridiculous. Plus, the whole philosophy is nothing groundbreaki...

    I'd say 3.5 stars. One of the less twee Nordic lifestyle books I've encountered, but I probably should stop now. I think there are only so many times you can read about natural-fiber textiles, Jante's Law, high-quality universal healthcare, and mandatory paternity leave without wanting...

    I was interested in reading about Lagom, as Hygge has been something that has really interested me this year and I wanted to learn about this concept as well. Because it was marketed the same way (cutesy small book), I assumed lagom and hygge were very similar. While they share similar...

    Overall, 3.5. Physical aesthetics of the book: 5 stars, absolutely. A great, minimalist feel while the embossing and matte, sturdy cover give it weight in hand. Really love it. At the end, the author admits it?s a lightweight skimming of a deep concept and offers only a wee bit...

    An interesting and enjoyable read I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book; it really made me think about some of the changes I could make to make my like simpler and I love the focus on community (making your neighbour a batch of cinnamon buns - why not). I am ...

    I am always fascinated by these books embracing different ways of living to improve our lives. This is another beautiful book that encourages you embrace Lagom - the Swedish way of living - it is fascinating read as you read the theory behind the practice and it shares ideas about how ...

    I read this book cover-to-cover in just about one day (it?s a quick read). The next day I picked it up again, started with the last chapter, and reread the whole thing backwards. ?Lagom? is a word which cannot be succinctly or holistically translated into English, and it deals wi...

    Lagom is the word so peculiar, yet for Swedes too much familiar, even a lifestyle it will become. Nothing much, nothing less, just enough for the happy nest. When you come to Sweden, soon you will see, how people live in modesty. As the book says to us that Swedes can enjoy their lives...

    It was fun to read about the Swedish culture, but this book didn't really tell me anything I did not already know or do in real life. So, I'd recommend it for a story about life in Sweden (with horrible overgeneralisations - "the Swedish" do this) but not for teaching you something new...

    For anyone who is interested in HYGGE, you will love this! Lagom is like life-long hygge created by the Swedish. It has beautiful photos and thorough expalnations and ideas. It's a pictorial feast for the eyes! ...

    A great read! Love the concept of lagom - without noticing, I've been striving for this in my own life for a long time, and am looking forward to introducing more of it, as per the info/tips in this book. ...

  • Kym
    Oct 31, 2017

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

    A bit overrated? The only thing that added value was the definition of the word lagom itself. All of the other information can be found in the brochures given in Swedish tourist information offices (which I remember doing). Recipe for cinnamon buns? Seriously (and that was in those bro...

    I've been a bit obsessive this year with Swedish/Danish living having read The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Fika and now Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. This one was a bit more robust than the latter two. According to Dunne, lagom roughly translates into "jus...

    This is a quirky illustrated beautiful book that I?m going to give 4.5 stars. It?s main problem was that I read it just after finishing Meik Wiking?s Hygge and Lykke books - and I simply liked them just a little bit more. Maybe the Danish book hangover colored my impression? ...

    I must admit I picked it up solely for its "looks." It's a lovely book with beautiful illustrations. As for the content... I don't know what to think of it. The book could as well be named "The Swedes Are Perfect", which is ridiculous. Plus, the whole philosophy is nothing groundbreaki...

    I'd say 3.5 stars. One of the less twee Nordic lifestyle books I've encountered, but I probably should stop now. I think there are only so many times you can read about natural-fiber textiles, Jante's Law, high-quality universal healthcare, and mandatory paternity leave without wanting...

    I was interested in reading about Lagom, as Hygge has been something that has really interested me this year and I wanted to learn about this concept as well. Because it was marketed the same way (cutesy small book), I assumed lagom and hygge were very similar. While they share similar...

    Overall, 3.5. Physical aesthetics of the book: 5 stars, absolutely. A great, minimalist feel while the embossing and matte, sturdy cover give it weight in hand. Really love it. At the end, the author admits it?s a lightweight skimming of a deep concept and offers only a wee bit...

    An interesting and enjoyable read I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book; it really made me think about some of the changes I could make to make my like simpler and I love the focus on community (making your neighbour a batch of cinnamon buns - why not). I am ...

    I am always fascinated by these books embracing different ways of living to improve our lives. This is another beautiful book that encourages you embrace Lagom - the Swedish way of living - it is fascinating read as you read the theory behind the practice and it shares ideas about how ...

    I read this book cover-to-cover in just about one day (it?s a quick read). The next day I picked it up again, started with the last chapter, and reread the whole thing backwards. ?Lagom? is a word which cannot be succinctly or holistically translated into English, and it deals wi...

    Lagom is the word so peculiar, yet for Swedes too much familiar, even a lifestyle it will become. Nothing much, nothing less, just enough for the happy nest. When you come to Sweden, soon you will see, how people live in modesty. As the book says to us that Swedes can enjoy their lives...

    It was fun to read about the Swedish culture, but this book didn't really tell me anything I did not already know or do in real life. So, I'd recommend it for a story about life in Sweden (with horrible overgeneralisations - "the Swedish" do this) but not for teaching you something new...

    For anyone who is interested in HYGGE, you will love this! Lagom is like life-long hygge created by the Swedish. It has beautiful photos and thorough expalnations and ideas. It's a pictorial feast for the eyes! ...

    A great read! Love the concept of lagom - without noticing, I've been striving for this in my own life for a long time, and am looking forward to introducing more of it, as per the info/tips in this book. ...

    Closed the book and I just want to pack myself up and go straight to Sweden for this dream life!!! ...

    I loved this little book, the style, the size and the lagom approach to the content. Lots of good tips and inside perspective to the culture attitude of the Swedes presented in a beautiful layout. ...

    It reminded me much of Meik Wiking?s books in topic, and book art. However, this was strictly Swedish-topic and I found some new ideas I enjoyed. ...

    It's a light and interesting read, and visually the cutest book I've seen. ...

    This book is a very quick read but has much to offer in the way to think about living a ?Happy Life? ...

    Great tips for living, maybe I?m part Swedish. ...

    Doesn't deserve even one star. This book is an advertisement for Swedish brands instead of a book about Swedish lifestyle. Unless you want to read about various fashion and furniture companies leave this book on the shelf. I couldn't make it past 60% of the book before I disgustedly ab...

    A sweet and charming little book filled with Swedish culture and common sense. Nothing earth-shattering here, but just . . . comforting. Lovely photos. Includes some Swedish recipes. ...

  • Oliver Grin
    Apr 29, 2018

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

    A bit overrated? The only thing that added value was the definition of the word lagom itself. All of the other information can be found in the brochures given in Swedish tourist information offices (which I remember doing). Recipe for cinnamon buns? Seriously (and that was in those bro...

    I've been a bit obsessive this year with Swedish/Danish living having read The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Fika and now Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. This one was a bit more robust than the latter two. According to Dunne, lagom roughly translates into "jus...

    This is a quirky illustrated beautiful book that I?m going to give 4.5 stars. It?s main problem was that I read it just after finishing Meik Wiking?s Hygge and Lykke books - and I simply liked them just a little bit more. Maybe the Danish book hangover colored my impression? ...

    I must admit I picked it up solely for its "looks." It's a lovely book with beautiful illustrations. As for the content... I don't know what to think of it. The book could as well be named "The Swedes Are Perfect", which is ridiculous. Plus, the whole philosophy is nothing groundbreaki...

    I'd say 3.5 stars. One of the less twee Nordic lifestyle books I've encountered, but I probably should stop now. I think there are only so many times you can read about natural-fiber textiles, Jante's Law, high-quality universal healthcare, and mandatory paternity leave without wanting...

    I was interested in reading about Lagom, as Hygge has been something that has really interested me this year and I wanted to learn about this concept as well. Because it was marketed the same way (cutesy small book), I assumed lagom and hygge were very similar. While they share similar...

    Overall, 3.5. Physical aesthetics of the book: 5 stars, absolutely. A great, minimalist feel while the embossing and matte, sturdy cover give it weight in hand. Really love it. At the end, the author admits it?s a lightweight skimming of a deep concept and offers only a wee bit...

    An interesting and enjoyable read I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book; it really made me think about some of the changes I could make to make my like simpler and I love the focus on community (making your neighbour a batch of cinnamon buns - why not). I am ...

    I am always fascinated by these books embracing different ways of living to improve our lives. This is another beautiful book that encourages you embrace Lagom - the Swedish way of living - it is fascinating read as you read the theory behind the practice and it shares ideas about how ...

    I read this book cover-to-cover in just about one day (it?s a quick read). The next day I picked it up again, started with the last chapter, and reread the whole thing backwards. ?Lagom? is a word which cannot be succinctly or holistically translated into English, and it deals wi...

  • Kathy
    Dec 27, 2017

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

    A bit overrated? The only thing that added value was the definition of the word lagom itself. All of the other information can be found in the brochures given in Swedish tourist information offices (which I remember doing). Recipe for cinnamon buns? Seriously (and that was in those bro...

    I've been a bit obsessive this year with Swedish/Danish living having read The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Fika and now Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. This one was a bit more robust than the latter two. According to Dunne, lagom roughly translates into "jus...

    This is a quirky illustrated beautiful book that I?m going to give 4.5 stars. It?s main problem was that I read it just after finishing Meik Wiking?s Hygge and Lykke books - and I simply liked them just a little bit more. Maybe the Danish book hangover colored my impression? ...

    I must admit I picked it up solely for its "looks." It's a lovely book with beautiful illustrations. As for the content... I don't know what to think of it. The book could as well be named "The Swedes Are Perfect", which is ridiculous. Plus, the whole philosophy is nothing groundbreaki...

    I'd say 3.5 stars. One of the less twee Nordic lifestyle books I've encountered, but I probably should stop now. I think there are only so many times you can read about natural-fiber textiles, Jante's Law, high-quality universal healthcare, and mandatory paternity leave without wanting...

    I was interested in reading about Lagom, as Hygge has been something that has really interested me this year and I wanted to learn about this concept as well. Because it was marketed the same way (cutesy small book), I assumed lagom and hygge were very similar. While they share similar...

  • Julie K
    Apr 05, 2018

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

    A bit overrated? The only thing that added value was the definition of the word lagom itself. All of the other information can be found in the brochures given in Swedish tourist information offices (which I remember doing). Recipe for cinnamon buns? Seriously (and that was in those bro...

    I've been a bit obsessive this year with Swedish/Danish living having read The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Fika and now Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. This one was a bit more robust than the latter two. According to Dunne, lagom roughly translates into "jus...

    This is a quirky illustrated beautiful book that I?m going to give 4.5 stars. It?s main problem was that I read it just after finishing Meik Wiking?s Hygge and Lykke books - and I simply liked them just a little bit more. Maybe the Danish book hangover colored my impression? ...

    I must admit I picked it up solely for its "looks." It's a lovely book with beautiful illustrations. As for the content... I don't know what to think of it. The book could as well be named "The Swedes Are Perfect", which is ridiculous. Plus, the whole philosophy is nothing groundbreaki...

    I'd say 3.5 stars. One of the less twee Nordic lifestyle books I've encountered, but I probably should stop now. I think there are only so many times you can read about natural-fiber textiles, Jante's Law, high-quality universal healthcare, and mandatory paternity leave without wanting...

    I was interested in reading about Lagom, as Hygge has been something that has really interested me this year and I wanted to learn about this concept as well. Because it was marketed the same way (cutesy small book), I assumed lagom and hygge were very similar. While they share similar...

    Overall, 3.5. Physical aesthetics of the book: 5 stars, absolutely. A great, minimalist feel while the embossing and matte, sturdy cover give it weight in hand. Really love it. At the end, the author admits it?s a lightweight skimming of a deep concept and offers only a wee bit...

    An interesting and enjoyable read I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book; it really made me think about some of the changes I could make to make my like simpler and I love the focus on community (making your neighbour a batch of cinnamon buns - why not). I am ...

    I am always fascinated by these books embracing different ways of living to improve our lives. This is another beautiful book that encourages you embrace Lagom - the Swedish way of living - it is fascinating read as you read the theory behind the practice and it shares ideas about how ...

    I read this book cover-to-cover in just about one day (it?s a quick read). The next day I picked it up again, started with the last chapter, and reread the whole thing backwards. ?Lagom? is a word which cannot be succinctly or holistically translated into English, and it deals wi...

    Lagom is the word so peculiar, yet for Swedes too much familiar, even a lifestyle it will become. Nothing much, nothing less, just enough for the happy nest. When you come to Sweden, soon you will see, how people live in modesty. As the book says to us that Swedes can enjoy their lives...

  • Karen
    Dec 17, 2017

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

  • Mary Mccallister
    Jan 20, 2018

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

    A bit overrated? The only thing that added value was the definition of the word lagom itself. All of the other information can be found in the brochures given in Swedish tourist information offices (which I remember doing). Recipe for cinnamon buns? Seriously (and that was in those bro...

    I've been a bit obsessive this year with Swedish/Danish living having read The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Fika and now Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. This one was a bit more robust than the latter two. According to Dunne, lagom roughly translates into "jus...

    This is a quirky illustrated beautiful book that I?m going to give 4.5 stars. It?s main problem was that I read it just after finishing Meik Wiking?s Hygge and Lykke books - and I simply liked them just a little bit more. Maybe the Danish book hangover colored my impression? ...

    I must admit I picked it up solely for its "looks." It's a lovely book with beautiful illustrations. As for the content... I don't know what to think of it. The book could as well be named "The Swedes Are Perfect", which is ridiculous. Plus, the whole philosophy is nothing groundbreaki...

    I'd say 3.5 stars. One of the less twee Nordic lifestyle books I've encountered, but I probably should stop now. I think there are only so many times you can read about natural-fiber textiles, Jante's Law, high-quality universal healthcare, and mandatory paternity leave without wanting...

    I was interested in reading about Lagom, as Hygge has been something that has really interested me this year and I wanted to learn about this concept as well. Because it was marketed the same way (cutesy small book), I assumed lagom and hygge were very similar. While they share similar...

    Overall, 3.5. Physical aesthetics of the book: 5 stars, absolutely. A great, minimalist feel while the embossing and matte, sturdy cover give it weight in hand. Really love it. At the end, the author admits it?s a lightweight skimming of a deep concept and offers only a wee bit...

    An interesting and enjoyable read I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book; it really made me think about some of the changes I could make to make my like simpler and I love the focus on community (making your neighbour a batch of cinnamon buns - why not). I am ...

    I am always fascinated by these books embracing different ways of living to improve our lives. This is another beautiful book that encourages you embrace Lagom - the Swedish way of living - it is fascinating read as you read the theory behind the practice and it shares ideas about how ...

    I read this book cover-to-cover in just about one day (it?s a quick read). The next day I picked it up again, started with the last chapter, and reread the whole thing backwards. ?Lagom? is a word which cannot be succinctly or holistically translated into English, and it deals wi...

    Lagom is the word so peculiar, yet for Swedes too much familiar, even a lifestyle it will become. Nothing much, nothing less, just enough for the happy nest. When you come to Sweden, soon you will see, how people live in modesty. As the book says to us that Swedes can enjoy their lives...

    It was fun to read about the Swedish culture, but this book didn't really tell me anything I did not already know or do in real life. So, I'd recommend it for a story about life in Sweden (with horrible overgeneralisations - "the Swedish" do this) but not for teaching you something new...

    For anyone who is interested in HYGGE, you will love this! Lagom is like life-long hygge created by the Swedish. It has beautiful photos and thorough expalnations and ideas. It's a pictorial feast for the eyes! ...

  • Cheeke
    Apr 25, 2019

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

    A bit overrated? The only thing that added value was the definition of the word lagom itself. All of the other information can be found in the brochures given in Swedish tourist information offices (which I remember doing). Recipe for cinnamon buns? Seriously (and that was in those bro...

    I've been a bit obsessive this year with Swedish/Danish living having read The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Fika and now Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. This one was a bit more robust than the latter two. According to Dunne, lagom roughly translates into "jus...

    This is a quirky illustrated beautiful book that I?m going to give 4.5 stars. It?s main problem was that I read it just after finishing Meik Wiking?s Hygge and Lykke books - and I simply liked them just a little bit more. Maybe the Danish book hangover colored my impression? ...

    I must admit I picked it up solely for its "looks." It's a lovely book with beautiful illustrations. As for the content... I don't know what to think of it. The book could as well be named "The Swedes Are Perfect", which is ridiculous. Plus, the whole philosophy is nothing groundbreaki...

    I'd say 3.5 stars. One of the less twee Nordic lifestyle books I've encountered, but I probably should stop now. I think there are only so many times you can read about natural-fiber textiles, Jante's Law, high-quality universal healthcare, and mandatory paternity leave without wanting...

    I was interested in reading about Lagom, as Hygge has been something that has really interested me this year and I wanted to learn about this concept as well. Because it was marketed the same way (cutesy small book), I assumed lagom and hygge were very similar. While they share similar...

    Overall, 3.5. Physical aesthetics of the book: 5 stars, absolutely. A great, minimalist feel while the embossing and matte, sturdy cover give it weight in hand. Really love it. At the end, the author admits it?s a lightweight skimming of a deep concept and offers only a wee bit...

    An interesting and enjoyable read I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book; it really made me think about some of the changes I could make to make my like simpler and I love the focus on community (making your neighbour a batch of cinnamon buns - why not). I am ...

    I am always fascinated by these books embracing different ways of living to improve our lives. This is another beautiful book that encourages you embrace Lagom - the Swedish way of living - it is fascinating read as you read the theory behind the practice and it shares ideas about how ...

    I read this book cover-to-cover in just about one day (it?s a quick read). The next day I picked it up again, started with the last chapter, and reread the whole thing backwards. ?Lagom? is a word which cannot be succinctly or holistically translated into English, and it deals wi...

    Lagom is the word so peculiar, yet for Swedes too much familiar, even a lifestyle it will become. Nothing much, nothing less, just enough for the happy nest. When you come to Sweden, soon you will see, how people live in modesty. As the book says to us that Swedes can enjoy their lives...

    It was fun to read about the Swedish culture, but this book didn't really tell me anything I did not already know or do in real life. So, I'd recommend it for a story about life in Sweden (with horrible overgeneralisations - "the Swedish" do this) but not for teaching you something new...

    For anyone who is interested in HYGGE, you will love this! Lagom is like life-long hygge created by the Swedish. It has beautiful photos and thorough expalnations and ideas. It's a pictorial feast for the eyes! ...

    A great read! Love the concept of lagom - without noticing, I've been striving for this in my own life for a long time, and am looking forward to introducing more of it, as per the info/tips in this book. ...

    Closed the book and I just want to pack myself up and go straight to Sweden for this dream life!!! ...

    I loved this little book, the style, the size and the lagom approach to the content. Lots of good tips and inside perspective to the culture attitude of the Swedes presented in a beautiful layout. ...

  • Myrthe
    Jun 03, 2019

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

    A bit overrated? The only thing that added value was the definition of the word lagom itself. All of the other information can be found in the brochures given in Swedish tourist information offices (which I remember doing). Recipe for cinnamon buns? Seriously (and that was in those bro...

    I've been a bit obsessive this year with Swedish/Danish living having read The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Fika and now Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. This one was a bit more robust than the latter two. According to Dunne, lagom roughly translates into "jus...

    This is a quirky illustrated beautiful book that I?m going to give 4.5 stars. It?s main problem was that I read it just after finishing Meik Wiking?s Hygge and Lykke books - and I simply liked them just a little bit more. Maybe the Danish book hangover colored my impression? ...

    I must admit I picked it up solely for its "looks." It's a lovely book with beautiful illustrations. As for the content... I don't know what to think of it. The book could as well be named "The Swedes Are Perfect", which is ridiculous. Plus, the whole philosophy is nothing groundbreaki...

    I'd say 3.5 stars. One of the less twee Nordic lifestyle books I've encountered, but I probably should stop now. I think there are only so many times you can read about natural-fiber textiles, Jante's Law, high-quality universal healthcare, and mandatory paternity leave without wanting...

    I was interested in reading about Lagom, as Hygge has been something that has really interested me this year and I wanted to learn about this concept as well. Because it was marketed the same way (cutesy small book), I assumed lagom and hygge were very similar. While they share similar...

    Overall, 3.5. Physical aesthetics of the book: 5 stars, absolutely. A great, minimalist feel while the embossing and matte, sturdy cover give it weight in hand. Really love it. At the end, the author admits it?s a lightweight skimming of a deep concept and offers only a wee bit...

    An interesting and enjoyable read I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book; it really made me think about some of the changes I could make to make my like simpler and I love the focus on community (making your neighbour a batch of cinnamon buns - why not). I am ...

    I am always fascinated by these books embracing different ways of living to improve our lives. This is another beautiful book that encourages you embrace Lagom - the Swedish way of living - it is fascinating read as you read the theory behind the practice and it shares ideas about how ...

    I read this book cover-to-cover in just about one day (it?s a quick read). The next day I picked it up again, started with the last chapter, and reread the whole thing backwards. ?Lagom? is a word which cannot be succinctly or holistically translated into English, and it deals wi...

    Lagom is the word so peculiar, yet for Swedes too much familiar, even a lifestyle it will become. Nothing much, nothing less, just enough for the happy nest. When you come to Sweden, soon you will see, how people live in modesty. As the book says to us that Swedes can enjoy their lives...

    It was fun to read about the Swedish culture, but this book didn't really tell me anything I did not already know or do in real life. So, I'd recommend it for a story about life in Sweden (with horrible overgeneralisations - "the Swedish" do this) but not for teaching you something new...

  • Adrianna Arleta
    Aug 12, 2018

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

    A bit overrated? The only thing that added value was the definition of the word lagom itself. All of the other information can be found in the brochures given in Swedish tourist information offices (which I remember doing). Recipe for cinnamon buns? Seriously (and that was in those bro...

    I've been a bit obsessive this year with Swedish/Danish living having read The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Fika and now Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. This one was a bit more robust than the latter two. According to Dunne, lagom roughly translates into "jus...

    This is a quirky illustrated beautiful book that I?m going to give 4.5 stars. It?s main problem was that I read it just after finishing Meik Wiking?s Hygge and Lykke books - and I simply liked them just a little bit more. Maybe the Danish book hangover colored my impression? ...

    I must admit I picked it up solely for its "looks." It's a lovely book with beautiful illustrations. As for the content... I don't know what to think of it. The book could as well be named "The Swedes Are Perfect", which is ridiculous. Plus, the whole philosophy is nothing groundbreaki...

    I'd say 3.5 stars. One of the less twee Nordic lifestyle books I've encountered, but I probably should stop now. I think there are only so many times you can read about natural-fiber textiles, Jante's Law, high-quality universal healthcare, and mandatory paternity leave without wanting...

    I was interested in reading about Lagom, as Hygge has been something that has really interested me this year and I wanted to learn about this concept as well. Because it was marketed the same way (cutesy small book), I assumed lagom and hygge were very similar. While they share similar...

    Overall, 3.5. Physical aesthetics of the book: 5 stars, absolutely. A great, minimalist feel while the embossing and matte, sturdy cover give it weight in hand. Really love it. At the end, the author admits it?s a lightweight skimming of a deep concept and offers only a wee bit...

    An interesting and enjoyable read I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book; it really made me think about some of the changes I could make to make my like simpler and I love the focus on community (making your neighbour a batch of cinnamon buns - why not). I am ...

    I am always fascinated by these books embracing different ways of living to improve our lives. This is another beautiful book that encourages you embrace Lagom - the Swedish way of living - it is fascinating read as you read the theory behind the practice and it shares ideas about how ...

    I read this book cover-to-cover in just about one day (it?s a quick read). The next day I picked it up again, started with the last chapter, and reread the whole thing backwards. ?Lagom? is a word which cannot be succinctly or holistically translated into English, and it deals wi...

    Lagom is the word so peculiar, yet for Swedes too much familiar, even a lifestyle it will become. Nothing much, nothing less, just enough for the happy nest. When you come to Sweden, soon you will see, how people live in modesty. As the book says to us that Swedes can enjoy their lives...

    It was fun to read about the Swedish culture, but this book didn't really tell me anything I did not already know or do in real life. So, I'd recommend it for a story about life in Sweden (with horrible overgeneralisations - "the Swedish" do this) but not for teaching you something new...

    For anyone who is interested in HYGGE, you will love this! Lagom is like life-long hygge created by the Swedish. It has beautiful photos and thorough expalnations and ideas. It's a pictorial feast for the eyes! ...

    A great read! Love the concept of lagom - without noticing, I've been striving for this in my own life for a long time, and am looking forward to introducing more of it, as per the info/tips in this book. ...

    Closed the book and I just want to pack myself up and go straight to Sweden for this dream life!!! ...

    I loved this little book, the style, the size and the lagom approach to the content. Lots of good tips and inside perspective to the culture attitude of the Swedes presented in a beautiful layout. ...

    It reminded me much of Meik Wiking?s books in topic, and book art. However, this was strictly Swedish-topic and I found some new ideas I enjoyed. ...

    It's a light and interesting read, and visually the cutest book I've seen. ...

  • Timandra Whitecastle
    Jul 20, 2018

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

    A bit overrated? The only thing that added value was the definition of the word lagom itself. All of the other information can be found in the brochures given in Swedish tourist information offices (which I remember doing). Recipe for cinnamon buns? Seriously (and that was in those bro...

    I've been a bit obsessive this year with Swedish/Danish living having read The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Fika and now Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. This one was a bit more robust than the latter two. According to Dunne, lagom roughly translates into "jus...

    This is a quirky illustrated beautiful book that I?m going to give 4.5 stars. It?s main problem was that I read it just after finishing Meik Wiking?s Hygge and Lykke books - and I simply liked them just a little bit more. Maybe the Danish book hangover colored my impression? ...

  • Tori
    Mar 06, 2018

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

    A bit overrated? The only thing that added value was the definition of the word lagom itself. All of the other information can be found in the brochures given in Swedish tourist information offices (which I remember doing). Recipe for cinnamon buns? Seriously (and that was in those bro...

    I've been a bit obsessive this year with Swedish/Danish living having read The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Fika and now Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. This one was a bit more robust than the latter two. According to Dunne, lagom roughly translates into "jus...

    This is a quirky illustrated beautiful book that I?m going to give 4.5 stars. It?s main problem was that I read it just after finishing Meik Wiking?s Hygge and Lykke books - and I simply liked them just a little bit more. Maybe the Danish book hangover colored my impression? ...

    I must admit I picked it up solely for its "looks." It's a lovely book with beautiful illustrations. As for the content... I don't know what to think of it. The book could as well be named "The Swedes Are Perfect", which is ridiculous. Plus, the whole philosophy is nothing groundbreaki...

    I'd say 3.5 stars. One of the less twee Nordic lifestyle books I've encountered, but I probably should stop now. I think there are only so many times you can read about natural-fiber textiles, Jante's Law, high-quality universal healthcare, and mandatory paternity leave without wanting...

    I was interested in reading about Lagom, as Hygge has been something that has really interested me this year and I wanted to learn about this concept as well. Because it was marketed the same way (cutesy small book), I assumed lagom and hygge were very similar. While they share similar...

    Overall, 3.5. Physical aesthetics of the book: 5 stars, absolutely. A great, minimalist feel while the embossing and matte, sturdy cover give it weight in hand. Really love it. At the end, the author admits it?s a lightweight skimming of a deep concept and offers only a wee bit...

  • Kimber
    Aug 14, 2018

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

  • Kathy Peterman
    Apr 21, 2018

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

    A bit overrated? The only thing that added value was the definition of the word lagom itself. All of the other information can be found in the brochures given in Swedish tourist information offices (which I remember doing). Recipe for cinnamon buns? Seriously (and that was in those bro...

    I've been a bit obsessive this year with Swedish/Danish living having read The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Fika and now Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. This one was a bit more robust than the latter two. According to Dunne, lagom roughly translates into "jus...

    This is a quirky illustrated beautiful book that I?m going to give 4.5 stars. It?s main problem was that I read it just after finishing Meik Wiking?s Hygge and Lykke books - and I simply liked them just a little bit more. Maybe the Danish book hangover colored my impression? ...

    I must admit I picked it up solely for its "looks." It's a lovely book with beautiful illustrations. As for the content... I don't know what to think of it. The book could as well be named "The Swedes Are Perfect", which is ridiculous. Plus, the whole philosophy is nothing groundbreaki...

    I'd say 3.5 stars. One of the less twee Nordic lifestyle books I've encountered, but I probably should stop now. I think there are only so many times you can read about natural-fiber textiles, Jante's Law, high-quality universal healthcare, and mandatory paternity leave without wanting...

    I was interested in reading about Lagom, as Hygge has been something that has really interested me this year and I wanted to learn about this concept as well. Because it was marketed the same way (cutesy small book), I assumed lagom and hygge were very similar. While they share similar...

    Overall, 3.5. Physical aesthetics of the book: 5 stars, absolutely. A great, minimalist feel while the embossing and matte, sturdy cover give it weight in hand. Really love it. At the end, the author admits it?s a lightweight skimming of a deep concept and offers only a wee bit...

    An interesting and enjoyable read I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book; it really made me think about some of the changes I could make to make my like simpler and I love the focus on community (making your neighbour a batch of cinnamon buns - why not). I am ...

    I am always fascinated by these books embracing different ways of living to improve our lives. This is another beautiful book that encourages you embrace Lagom - the Swedish way of living - it is fascinating read as you read the theory behind the practice and it shares ideas about how ...

    I read this book cover-to-cover in just about one day (it?s a quick read). The next day I picked it up again, started with the last chapter, and reread the whole thing backwards. ?Lagom? is a word which cannot be succinctly or holistically translated into English, and it deals wi...

    Lagom is the word so peculiar, yet for Swedes too much familiar, even a lifestyle it will become. Nothing much, nothing less, just enough for the happy nest. When you come to Sweden, soon you will see, how people live in modesty. As the book says to us that Swedes can enjoy their lives...

    It was fun to read about the Swedish culture, but this book didn't really tell me anything I did not already know or do in real life. So, I'd recommend it for a story about life in Sweden (with horrible overgeneralisations - "the Swedish" do this) but not for teaching you something new...

    For anyone who is interested in HYGGE, you will love this! Lagom is like life-long hygge created by the Swedish. It has beautiful photos and thorough expalnations and ideas. It's a pictorial feast for the eyes! ...

    A great read! Love the concept of lagom - without noticing, I've been striving for this in my own life for a long time, and am looking forward to introducing more of it, as per the info/tips in this book. ...

    Closed the book and I just want to pack myself up and go straight to Sweden for this dream life!!! ...

    I loved this little book, the style, the size and the lagom approach to the content. Lots of good tips and inside perspective to the culture attitude of the Swedes presented in a beautiful layout. ...

    It reminded me much of Meik Wiking?s books in topic, and book art. However, this was strictly Swedish-topic and I found some new ideas I enjoyed. ...

    It's a light and interesting read, and visually the cutest book I've seen. ...

    This book is a very quick read but has much to offer in the way to think about living a ?Happy Life? ...

    Great tips for living, maybe I?m part Swedish. ...

    Doesn't deserve even one star. This book is an advertisement for Swedish brands instead of a book about Swedish lifestyle. Unless you want to read about various fashion and furniture companies leave this book on the shelf. I couldn't make it past 60% of the book before I disgustedly ab...

    A sweet and charming little book filled with Swedish culture and common sense. Nothing earth-shattering here, but just . . . comforting. Lovely photos. Includes some Swedish recipes. ...

    A charming look at what the Swedes do to create balanced, happy life. Lagom translates to "everything in moderation" and the book is divided into three sections - personal life, family & relationships and the wider world. I believe we learn the most by going outside our own culture...

  • Sheri
    Nov 18, 2017

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

  • Melissa Taylor
    Jan 27, 2018

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

    A bit overrated? The only thing that added value was the definition of the word lagom itself. All of the other information can be found in the brochures given in Swedish tourist information offices (which I remember doing). Recipe for cinnamon buns? Seriously (and that was in those bro...

    I've been a bit obsessive this year with Swedish/Danish living having read The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Fika and now Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. This one was a bit more robust than the latter two. According to Dunne, lagom roughly translates into "jus...

    This is a quirky illustrated beautiful book that I?m going to give 4.5 stars. It?s main problem was that I read it just after finishing Meik Wiking?s Hygge and Lykke books - and I simply liked them just a little bit more. Maybe the Danish book hangover colored my impression? ...

    I must admit I picked it up solely for its "looks." It's a lovely book with beautiful illustrations. As for the content... I don't know what to think of it. The book could as well be named "The Swedes Are Perfect", which is ridiculous. Plus, the whole philosophy is nothing groundbreaki...

    I'd say 3.5 stars. One of the less twee Nordic lifestyle books I've encountered, but I probably should stop now. I think there are only so many times you can read about natural-fiber textiles, Jante's Law, high-quality universal healthcare, and mandatory paternity leave without wanting...

    I was interested in reading about Lagom, as Hygge has been something that has really interested me this year and I wanted to learn about this concept as well. Because it was marketed the same way (cutesy small book), I assumed lagom and hygge were very similar. While they share similar...

    Overall, 3.5. Physical aesthetics of the book: 5 stars, absolutely. A great, minimalist feel while the embossing and matte, sturdy cover give it weight in hand. Really love it. At the end, the author admits it?s a lightweight skimming of a deep concept and offers only a wee bit...

    An interesting and enjoyable read I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book; it really made me think about some of the changes I could make to make my like simpler and I love the focus on community (making your neighbour a batch of cinnamon buns - why not). I am ...

  • Linh P. Truong
    Jun 07, 2019

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

    A bit overrated? The only thing that added value was the definition of the word lagom itself. All of the other information can be found in the brochures given in Swedish tourist information offices (which I remember doing). Recipe for cinnamon buns? Seriously (and that was in those bro...

    I've been a bit obsessive this year with Swedish/Danish living having read The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Fika and now Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. This one was a bit more robust than the latter two. According to Dunne, lagom roughly translates into "jus...

    This is a quirky illustrated beautiful book that I?m going to give 4.5 stars. It?s main problem was that I read it just after finishing Meik Wiking?s Hygge and Lykke books - and I simply liked them just a little bit more. Maybe the Danish book hangover colored my impression? ...

    I must admit I picked it up solely for its "looks." It's a lovely book with beautiful illustrations. As for the content... I don't know what to think of it. The book could as well be named "The Swedes Are Perfect", which is ridiculous. Plus, the whole philosophy is nothing groundbreaki...

    I'd say 3.5 stars. One of the less twee Nordic lifestyle books I've encountered, but I probably should stop now. I think there are only so many times you can read about natural-fiber textiles, Jante's Law, high-quality universal healthcare, and mandatory paternity leave without wanting...

    I was interested in reading about Lagom, as Hygge has been something that has really interested me this year and I wanted to learn about this concept as well. Because it was marketed the same way (cutesy small book), I assumed lagom and hygge were very similar. While they share similar...

    Overall, 3.5. Physical aesthetics of the book: 5 stars, absolutely. A great, minimalist feel while the embossing and matte, sturdy cover give it weight in hand. Really love it. At the end, the author admits it?s a lightweight skimming of a deep concept and offers only a wee bit...

    An interesting and enjoyable read I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book; it really made me think about some of the changes I could make to make my like simpler and I love the focus on community (making your neighbour a batch of cinnamon buns - why not). I am ...

    I am always fascinated by these books embracing different ways of living to improve our lives. This is another beautiful book that encourages you embrace Lagom - the Swedish way of living - it is fascinating read as you read the theory behind the practice and it shares ideas about how ...

    I read this book cover-to-cover in just about one day (it?s a quick read). The next day I picked it up again, started with the last chapter, and reread the whole thing backwards. ?Lagom? is a word which cannot be succinctly or holistically translated into English, and it deals wi...

    Lagom is the word so peculiar, yet for Swedes too much familiar, even a lifestyle it will become. Nothing much, nothing less, just enough for the happy nest. When you come to Sweden, soon you will see, how people live in modesty. As the book says to us that Swedes can enjoy their lives...

    It was fun to read about the Swedish culture, but this book didn't really tell me anything I did not already know or do in real life. So, I'd recommend it for a story about life in Sweden (with horrible overgeneralisations - "the Swedish" do this) but not for teaching you something new...

    For anyone who is interested in HYGGE, you will love this! Lagom is like life-long hygge created by the Swedish. It has beautiful photos and thorough expalnations and ideas. It's a pictorial feast for the eyes! ...

    A great read! Love the concept of lagom - without noticing, I've been striving for this in my own life for a long time, and am looking forward to introducing more of it, as per the info/tips in this book. ...

    Closed the book and I just want to pack myself up and go straight to Sweden for this dream life!!! ...

  • Bookwormandtheatremouse
    Dec 29, 2017

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

    A bit overrated? The only thing that added value was the definition of the word lagom itself. All of the other information can be found in the brochures given in Swedish tourist information offices (which I remember doing). Recipe for cinnamon buns? Seriously (and that was in those bro...

    I've been a bit obsessive this year with Swedish/Danish living having read The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Fika and now Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. This one was a bit more robust than the latter two. According to Dunne, lagom roughly translates into "jus...

    This is a quirky illustrated beautiful book that I?m going to give 4.5 stars. It?s main problem was that I read it just after finishing Meik Wiking?s Hygge and Lykke books - and I simply liked them just a little bit more. Maybe the Danish book hangover colored my impression? ...

    I must admit I picked it up solely for its "looks." It's a lovely book with beautiful illustrations. As for the content... I don't know what to think of it. The book could as well be named "The Swedes Are Perfect", which is ridiculous. Plus, the whole philosophy is nothing groundbreaki...

    I'd say 3.5 stars. One of the less twee Nordic lifestyle books I've encountered, but I probably should stop now. I think there are only so many times you can read about natural-fiber textiles, Jante's Law, high-quality universal healthcare, and mandatory paternity leave without wanting...

    I was interested in reading about Lagom, as Hygge has been something that has really interested me this year and I wanted to learn about this concept as well. Because it was marketed the same way (cutesy small book), I assumed lagom and hygge were very similar. While they share similar...

    Overall, 3.5. Physical aesthetics of the book: 5 stars, absolutely. A great, minimalist feel while the embossing and matte, sturdy cover give it weight in hand. Really love it. At the end, the author admits it?s a lightweight skimming of a deep concept and offers only a wee bit...

    An interesting and enjoyable read I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book; it really made me think about some of the changes I could make to make my like simpler and I love the focus on community (making your neighbour a batch of cinnamon buns - why not). I am ...

    I am always fascinated by these books embracing different ways of living to improve our lives. This is another beautiful book that encourages you embrace Lagom - the Swedish way of living - it is fascinating read as you read the theory behind the practice and it shares ideas about how ...

  • Karolee Ryan
    Apr 20, 2018

    *** There are two recently published books on lagom with not only similar titles, but they are also similar in size and cover design. My review of Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/s...

    3.5 stars This book isn?t as good as the Hygge book but still parts of it were interesting. I wanted to read this only to learn about Swedes and how they lead a happy life. Also because of the amazing IKEA from Sweden. I really want to move to Europe after reading books like these -...

    Interesting insights into Swedish society and values, expounding at length the philosophy of moderation in all things and citing many ways to embrace it in our own lives. Like last winter's books on the Danish concept of Hygge, the basic concept is a valid antidote to our over-indul...

    I never knew how well I would fit in with the Swedish (having no Scandavian heritage that I know of) but I found myself saying "I do this! I do this! I do this!" I even drive a Volvo, a car of practicality and quality over stylishness or trendyness. Much like Swedish philosophy. Work/l...

    Not a ?profound? book by any means, but a clean-cut, tidy little book about happiness and healthy, mindful living that was a great pick-me-up in the middle of winter. I love a lot of the Swedish ideology this book promotes: taking time to be in nature, avoidance of consumerism and ...

    This book talks about the Swedish concept of lagom, or just enough, seeking balance, etc. It has a few pages of text on various aspects of lagom with photos and graphics, covering food, home, community, work, clothing, and discussion of sustainability. It was interesting to learn more ...

    Lagom, the name for Swedish balanced living can be described as aiming for "not too Little, not too much, just right" The emphasis in all parts of life, from consuming goods, preparing food, enjoying the outdoors, communing with nature and friends is on the good of the collective rathe...

    A bit overrated? The only thing that added value was the definition of the word lagom itself. All of the other information can be found in the brochures given in Swedish tourist information offices (which I remember doing). Recipe for cinnamon buns? Seriously (and that was in those bro...

    I've been a bit obsessive this year with Swedish/Danish living having read The Little Book of Hygge, The Little Book of Fika and now Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living. This one was a bit more robust than the latter two. According to Dunne, lagom roughly translates into "jus...

    This is a quirky illustrated beautiful book that I?m going to give 4.5 stars. It?s main problem was that I read it just after finishing Meik Wiking?s Hygge and Lykke books - and I simply liked them just a little bit more. Maybe the Danish book hangover colored my impression? ...

    I must admit I picked it up solely for its "looks." It's a lovely book with beautiful illustrations. As for the content... I don't know what to think of it. The book could as well be named "The Swedes Are Perfect", which is ridiculous. Plus, the whole philosophy is nothing groundbreaki...

    I'd say 3.5 stars. One of the less twee Nordic lifestyle books I've encountered, but I probably should stop now. I think there are only so many times you can read about natural-fiber textiles, Jante's Law, high-quality universal healthcare, and mandatory paternity leave without wanting...

    I was interested in reading about Lagom, as Hygge has been something that has really interested me this year and I wanted to learn about this concept as well. Because it was marketed the same way (cutesy small book), I assumed lagom and hygge were very similar. While they share similar...

    Overall, 3.5. Physical aesthetics of the book: 5 stars, absolutely. A great, minimalist feel while the embossing and matte, sturdy cover give it weight in hand. Really love it. At the end, the author admits it?s a lightweight skimming of a deep concept and offers only a wee bit...

    An interesting and enjoyable read I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book; it really made me think about some of the changes I could make to make my like simpler and I love the focus on community (making your neighbour a batch of cinnamon buns - why not). I am ...

    I am always fascinated by these books embracing different ways of living to improve our lives. This is another beautiful book that encourages you embrace Lagom - the Swedish way of living - it is fascinating read as you read the theory behind the practice and it shares ideas about how ...

    I read this book cover-to-cover in just about one day (it?s a quick read). The next day I picked it up again, started with the last chapter, and reread the whole thing backwards. ?Lagom? is a word which cannot be succinctly or holistically translated into English, and it deals wi...

    Lagom is the word so peculiar, yet for Swedes too much familiar, even a lifestyle it will become. Nothing much, nothing less, just enough for the happy nest. When you come to Sweden, soon you will see, how people live in modesty. As the book says to us that Swedes can enjoy their lives...

    It was fun to read about the Swedish culture, but this book didn't really tell me anything I did not already know or do in real life. So, I'd recommend it for a story about life in Sweden (with horrible overgeneralisations - "the Swedish" do this) but not for teaching you something new...

    For anyone who is interested in HYGGE, you will love this! Lagom is like life-long hygge created by the Swedish. It has beautiful photos and thorough expalnations and ideas. It's a pictorial feast for the eyes! ...

    A great read! Love the concept of lagom - without noticing, I've been striving for this in my own life for a long time, and am looking forward to introducing more of it, as per the info/tips in this book. ...

    Closed the book and I just want to pack myself up and go straight to Sweden for this dream life!!! ...

    I loved this little book, the style, the size and the lagom approach to the content. Lots of good tips and inside perspective to the culture attitude of the Swedes presented in a beautiful layout. ...

    It reminded me much of Meik Wiking?s books in topic, and book art. However, this was strictly Swedish-topic and I found some new ideas I enjoyed. ...

    It's a light and interesting read, and visually the cutest book I've seen. ...

    This book is a very quick read but has much to offer in the way to think about living a ?Happy Life? ...