Tiny Joys: A Guide to Embracing Your Inner Coastal Grandmother

Andrews McMeel. Aug. 2023. 128p. ISBN 9781524883461. pap. $16.99. SELF-HELP
With its adorable illustrations and upbeat sentiments, this book serves as an instructional guide to those looking to enjoy the lighter side of life. Focusing on a top trend from 2022, called “Coastal Grandmother,” illustrator/author Vaz (Cottagecore/Galore) teaches readers how to find small ways to savor life and find comfort. This could include wearing coastal-inspired clothing, spending time outside, savoring good food, making a cozy home, and finding value in leisure and rest. Readers will enjoy the book’s aesthetically pleasing images with calming colors, like the depictions of delectable baked goodies and herbs to plant in your garden. The book also serves as a workbook, with several spots for readers to jot down their thoughts or doodles, so it may not be suited for a library purchase as patrons may be tempted to write in the book. But if your self-care section is popular and workbooks do well in your library, this could be the right book for you.
VERDICT This beautifully illustrated book is a fun read, but it may not be suitable for library purchase.
Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing