March Book Club: The Year of Living Danishly

Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russel for Lars Book Club

As you might recall, I lived in Copenhagen, Denmark for 3 years with my Danish husband. It’s where we met and lived when we first got married. As you might guess, I was pretty interested to hear another take on a foreigner’s experience in Denmark. I’ll have A LOT to talk about! Stay tuned for our mid month check in! 

According to the UN World Happiness Report (yes, that is a thing), and many other surveys, Denmark is the happiest country on earth! What makes Danes so happy? Surely not their location, with those long, dark winters… Is it their infrastructure? Their amazing pastries? All that amazing, minimal Danish designer furniture?? Find out this month as we read The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country. Author and journalist Helen Russell sets out to the find the secret to their famed happiness as she and her husband leave their hectic London life and move to Denmark. Russell chronicles their lives month by month for a year in rural Jutland, learning local customs, traditions, and getting help (or being chastised!) along the way. Russell’s down-to-earth writing style and sense of humor will make you laugh, and we’d love to hear your thoughts as you read, especially if you have lived in or visited Denmark yourself! Follow along on the @larsbookclub Instagram account, and tag your own book photos with #larsbookclub ! Enjoy!

Photo by Anna Killian for The House That Lars Built  |  Lars Book Club is led by Julie Richardson

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