Bake, Make, Grow, and Read | Life+Style Starred Reviews

Books about growing a garden, cooking with fruit, crafting and making, and wayfinding through an anxious age feature in this spring edition of LJ’s Life+Style section.








Berens, Abra. Pulp: A Practical Guide to Cooking with Fruit. Chronicle. Apr. 2023. 432p. ISBN 9781797207148. $35. COOKING

Bernstein, Joseph M. The Complete Beer Course: From Novice to Expert in Twelve Tasting Classes (Revised). Union Square. May 2023. 352p. ISBN 9781454943228. $35. COOKING

Miller, Max & Ann Volkwein. Tasting History: Explore the Past Through 4,000 Years of Recipes. S. & S./ Simon Element. Apr. 2023. 256p. ISBN 9781982186180. $30. COOKING

Rogers, Lexy. Break Bread on a Budget: Ordinary Ingredients, Extraordinary Meals. Row House. Apr. 2023. 208p. ISBN 9781955905237. pap. $18.99. COOKING


Flendt, Jemima. Quilt It, Crochet It!: Sew and Stitch 14 Colorful Designs. Landauer. Mar. 2023. 96p. ISBN 9781639810093. pap. $19.99. CRAFTS

Gelder, Claire. Pocket Book of Knitting. Search Pr. Apr. 2023. 128p. ISBN 9781800920729. $16.95. CRAFTS 

Ho, Nghi. Macramé: The Power of Knots. Yellow Pear Pr. May 2023. 212p. ISBN 9781684811083. pap. $34.99. CRAFTS 

Kim, Heegyum. Drawing Class: Animals: Learn To Draw with Simple Shapes and Online Tutorials. Quarry: Quarto. Mar. 2023. 128p. ISBN 9780760379332. pap. $16.99. CRAFTS

McLeary, Susan. Flowers for All: Modern Floral Arrangements for Beauty, Joy, and Mindfulness Every Day. Chronicle. Feb. 2023. 172p. ISBN 9781797215662. $22.95. CRAFTS


Ferraro-Fanning, Angela. The Sustainable Homestead: Create a Thriving Permaculture Ecosystem with Your Garden, Animals, and Land. Cool Springs: Quarto. Mar. 2023. 192p. ISBN 9780760380482. pap. $25. GARDENING

Mistry, Rekha. Rekha’s Kitchen Garden: Seasonal Produce and Homegrown Wisdom from a Year in One Gardener’s Plot. DK. Feb. 2023. 192p. ISBN 9780744069617. $21.99. GARDENING

Raven, Sarah. A Year in the Edible Garden: A Month-by-Month Guide to Growing and Harvesting Vegetables, Herbs, and Edible Flowers. Rizzoli. Mar. 2023. 384p. ISBN 9780847899432. $45. GARDENING

Home Economics

Schaub, Eve O. Year of No Garbage: Recycling Lies, Plastic Problems, and One Woman’s Trashy Journey to Zero Waste. Skyhorse. Apr. 2023. 292p. ISBN 9781510774636. pap. $16.99. HOME ECON

Interior Design

Summers, Carley. Sacred Spaces: Everyday People and the Beautiful Homes Created Out of Their Trials, Healing, and Victories. Convergent. Apr. 2023. 304p. ISBN 9780593241004. $28. INTERIOR DESIGN


Boyle, Sherianna. Energy in Action: The Power of Emotions and Intuition To Cultivate Peace and Freedom. Sounds True. May 2023. 224p. ISBN 9781649630261. pap. $18.99. SELF-HELP

Greer, Jane. Am I Lying to Myself?: How To Overcome Denial and See the Truth. Rowman & Littlefield. Mar. 2023. 272p. ISBN 9781538164235. $24.95. SELF-HELP

Kneeland, Jessi. Body Neutral: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Body Image Issues. Penguin Life. Jun. 2023. 432p. ISBN 9780593491768. pap. $20. SELF-HELP

Lyons, Scott. Addicted to Drama: Healing Dependency on Crisis and Chaos in Yourself and Others. Hachette. May 2023. 256p. ISBN 9780306925832. $29. SELF-HELP

May, Katherine. Enchantment: Awakening Wonder in an Anxious Age. Riverhead. Feb. 2023. 224p. ISBN 9780593329993. $26. SELF-HELP

Moreno, Robyn. Get Rooted: Reclaim Your Soul, Serenity, and Sisterhood Through the Healing Medicine of the Grandmothers. Hachette Go. Jun. 2023. 288p. ISBN 9780306926273. $29. SELF-HELP


Asprey, Dave. Smarter Not Harder: The Biohacker’s Guide to Getting the Body and Mind You Want. Harper Wave. Feb. 2023. 320p. ISBN 9780063204720. $32. HEALTH

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