Life+Style Starred Reviews | Top Reads for Cooking, Crafts, and More

Starred titles reviewed in the January Life+Style issue highlight the best books to learn to make a garden, cherish pets, find a quiet center, and so much more.









Bradbury, Dominic. Mid-Century Modern Furniture. Thames & Hudson.

Gilbreath, Ashley. The Joy of Home. Gibbs Smith.

Leatham, Jeff. The Art of the Flower. Weldon Owen.


Feig, Paul. Cocktail Time! Morrow Cookbooks.

Hamshaw, Gena. The Vegan Week: Meal Prep Recipes To Feed Your Future Self. Ten Speed: Crown. 

Hatmaker, Jen. Feed These People: Slam-Dunk Recipes for Your Crew. Harvest.  

Rigden, Mia. Foodwise. Simon Element: S. & S.

Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian American Table: The Foods, People, and Innovations That Feed Us. Harvest. 


Dace, Roz & Judy Balchin. Needle Felting Dolls. Search Pr.

Opatrny, Tova. Professor Pincushion’s Beginner Guide to Sewing. C&T/Stash.

Strambio, Isabella. Macramé Jewellery: 20 Stylish Modern Projects Using Simple Knots. Search. 

Win, Ohn Mar. Go with the Flow Painting. Quarry: Quarto. 


 Vogt, Benjamin. Prairie Up: An Introduction to Natural Garden Design. 1.3 Fields Bks. 

Zona, Scott. A Gardener’s Guide to Botany. Cool Springs: Quarto.


Fine, Karen. The Other Family Doctor. Anchor.


Clarke, Zee. Black People Breathe. Ten Speed: Crown. 

Gray Love: Stories About Dating and New Relationships After 60. ed. by Nan Bauer-Maglin & Daniel E. Hood. Rutgers Univ. 

Leaping Hare Press (text) & Raluca Spatacean (illus.). The Leaping Hare Wellness Almanac. Leaping Hare Pr. 

McKay, Matthew & others. The Anger Toolkit: Quick Tools To Manage Intense Emotions and Keep Your Cool. New Harbinger.  

Quinn, Hayley. Do This, Not That: Dating. Adams.

Walden, Kelly Sullivan. A Crisis Is a Terrible Thing To Waste. Beyond Words: Atria.


Goulding, Ellie. Fitter. Calmer. Stronger. Harper Horizon. 

Joseph, Leigh. Held by the Land. Wellfleet.

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