Top Titles for Cooking, Gardening, Pets, and More | Life+Style Starred Reviews

Books about cooking meals with ease and excitement, crafting custom sneakers, collecting ties, and enriching the lives of dogs top this fall edition of LJ’s Life+Style section.










Diaz, Von. Islas: A Celebration of Tropical Cooking. Chronicle. Mar. 2024. 304p. ISBN 9781797215242. $35. COOKING

Kimball, Christopher. Milk Street Simple. Voracious. Oct. 2023. 368p. ISBN 9780316538558. $35. COOKING

Pauline, Kathryn. Piecemeal: A Meal-Planning Repertoire with 120 Recipes To Make in 5+, 15+, or 30+ Minutes. Chronicle. Sept. 2023. 288p. ISBN 9781797219868. $32.50. COOKING


Hunter, Lucy. The Flower Hunter: Creating a Floral Love Story Inspired by the Landscape. Ryland Peters & Small. Sept. 2023. 208p. ISBN 9781788795517. $45. CRAFTS

Kickz, Xavier. Art of Custom Sneakers: How To Create One-of-a-Kind Kicks; Paint, Splatter, Dip, Drip, and Color. Rockport: Quarto. Sept. 2023. 160p. ISBN 9780760381809. pap. $22.99. CRAFTS

Sharawna, Dalia. Manga Art Fashion Secrets: The Ultimate Guide to Making Stylish Artwork in the Manga Style. Search Pr. Aug. 2023. 128p. ISBN 9781800921573. pap. $19.95. CRAFTS


Fry, Stephen. Fry’s Ties: The Life and Times of a Tie Collection. Chronicle. Aug. 2023. 264p. ISBN 9781797221076. $24.95. PERSONAL GROOMING


The English Gardener’s Garden. Phaidon. Oct. 2023. 208p. ISBN 9781838666347. $49.95. GARDENING

Isabel, Agatha (text) & Mai Ly Degnan (illus.). Houseplant Hookups: All the Dirt You Need To Find the Perfect Match. Gibbs Smith. Sept. 2023. 112p. ISBN 9781423663461. $17.99. GARDENING

Interior Design

Glass Houses. Phaidon. Oct. 2023. 240p. ISBN 9781838667504. $49.95. INTERIOR DESIGN


Camping with Dogs & L.J. Tracosas. Every Dog Deserves an Adventure: Amazing Stories of Camping with Dogs. Epic Ink: Quarto. Oct. 2023. 208p. ISBN 9780760381373. $24.99. PETS


Solomon, Alexandra H. Love Every Day: 365 Relational Self-Awareness Practices To Help Your Relationship Heal, Grow, and Thrive. PESI. Oct. 2023. 300p. ISBN 9781683736530. $24.99. SELF-HELP

Thom, Kai Cheng. Falling Back in Love with Being Human: Letters to Lost Souls. Dial. Aug. 2023. 176p. ISBN 9780593594988. pap. $17. SELF-HELP

Vengoechea, Ximena. Rest Easy: Discover Calm and Abundance Through the Radical Power of Rest. Chronicle. Sept. 2023. 224p. ISBN 9781797219479. $24.95. SELF-HELP

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