Top 10 Best Books to Read in Crafts, Hobbies & Home - August 2021



Books in the craft's genre revolve around the instructional guide of making things by hand. The main focus of this genre of books is to deliver new ideas and skills for craft making. These books include step-by-step instructions and guides with pictures to show the method of making a particular craft. They include paintings, sculpting, jewelry making, knitting, weaving, embroidery, etc. Often, they might consist of age-specific and craft ideas with waste material. Hobbies and home book genres encompass valuable activities such as home decoration, crafts, or anything that gives pleasure to utilize one’s time in a meaningful way. They can be about homemaking, home improvement and, interior decoration. They are also closely related to other genres such as gardening. Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Crafts, Hobbies & Home.

1. 1,001 Gardening Tips & Tricks: Timeless Advice for Growing Vegetables, Flowers, Shrubs, and More (1,001 Tips & Tricks)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Crafts, Hobbies & Home - August 2021

Over 1,000 Tips for Planting Vegetables, Flowers, Houseplants, Shrubs, Herbs, and Trees! This comprehensive collection of practical tips covers all aspects of gardening, from flowers and houseplants to planting shrubs, vegetables, herbs, and trees. In addition, find advice for dealing with garden pests, learn about the tools that will make your life much easier, and find valuable ways to avoid the aches and pains that often go along with the hard work of gardening. Woven throughout are poems and proverbs, legends and lore, making this an enjoyable read and a perfect gift for the gardener in your life.  "Put broken eggshells in a watering can, fill with water, and leave overnight. This will extract the nutrients making an excellent and cheap plant feed." "To improve the growth of leeks, add a little soot to the soil." "Weeding between onion rows should be done by hand, as hoeing will damage the shallow roots." "An old wheel rim makes an ideal storage place for a garden hose when not in use. Hang on a garage or shed wall." "For organic insecticide spray, boil a whole bulb of chopped garlic until it's soft. Put it into 1 gallon of water and add 1 tablespoon of biodegradable detergent. Leave for a day, strain, and use as required." Full of fascinating tidbits and brilliant suggestions, this book may transform the way you garden! Complete with lovely color illustrations throughout, this is a delightful and useful read for new and seasoned gardeners alike.

  • Author: Mary Rose Quigg
  • Publisher: Skyhorse (March 16, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Crafts, Hobbies & Home

                 

2. Healthy at Last: A Plant-Based Approach to Preventing and Reversing Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Crafts, Hobbies & Home - August 2021

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is on a mission to tackle one of the most stubborn health problems in the country: chronic disease in the African American community. African Americans are heavier and sicker than any other group in the U.S., with nearly half of all Black adults suffering from some form of cardiovascular disease. After Adams woke up with severe vision loss one day in 2016, he learned that he was one of the nearly 5 million Black people living with diabetes-and, according to his doctor, he would have it for the rest of his life. A police officer for more than two decades, Adams was a connoisseur of the fast-food dollar menu. Like so many Americans with stressful jobs, the last thing he wanted to think about was eating healthfully. Fast food was easy, cheap, and comfortable. His diet followed him from the squad car to the state senate, and then to Brooklyn Borough Hall, where it finally caught up with him. But Adams was not ready to become a statistic. There was a better option besides medication and shots of insulin: food. Within three months of adopting a plant-based diet, he lost 35 pounds, lowered his cholesterol by 30 points, restored his vision, and reversed his diabetes. Now he is on a mission to revolutionize the health of not just the borough of Brooklyn, but of African Americans across the country. Armed with the hard science and real-life stories of those who have transformed their bodies by changing their diet, Adams shares the key steps for a healthy, active life. With this book, he shows readers how to avoid processed foods, cut down on salt, get more fiber, and substitute beef, chicken, pork, and dairy with delicious plant-based alternatives. In the process he explores the origins of soul food-a cuisine deeply important to the Black community, but also one rooted in the horrors of slavery-and how it can be reimagined with healthy alternatives. Features more than 50 recipes from celebrities and health experts, including Paul McCartney, Queen Afua, Jenné Claiborne, Bryant Jennings, Charity Morgan, Moby, and more! The journey to good health begins in the kitchen-not the hospital bed!

  • Author: Eric Adams
  • Publisher: Hay House Inc.; 1st edition (October 13, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1401960568
  • Dimensions: 6.25 x 0.81 x 9.25 inches

                 

3. The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook: 500 Vibrant, Kitchen-Tested Recipes for Living and Eating Well Every Day (The Complete ATK Cookbook Series)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Crafts, Hobbies & Home - August 2021

Bring the Mediterranean--from Italy and Greece, to Morocco and Egypt, to Turkey and Lebanon--into your kitchen with more than 500 fresh, flavorful recipes. This comprehensive cookbook translates the famously healthy Mediterranean diet for home cooks with a wide range of creative recipes, many fast enough to be made on a weeknight, using ingredients available at your local supermarket. The structure of the book follows the guidelines of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid. You'll find large chapters devoted to Beans and to Vegetables, the Seafood Chapter is larger than Poultry and Meat, and the Fruits and Sweets chapter, while shorter, is packed with recipes you can truly feel good eating. Recipes include Spiced Baked Rice with Potatoes and Fennel, Tagliatelle with Artichokes and Parmesan, Orzo with Shrimp, Feta, and Lemon, Za'atar-Rubbed Chicken, Greek-Style Braised Pork with Leeks, and Orange Polenta Cake.

  • Author: America's Test Kitchen
  • Publisher: America's Test Kitchen; 1st edition (December 27, 2016)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1940352640
  • Dimensions: 8.56 x 0.94 x 10 inches

                 

4. Piglet: The Unexpected Story of a Deaf, Blind, Pink Puppy and His Family


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Crafts, Hobbies & Home - August 2021

In the tradition of the beloved New York Times bestsellers Marley and Me and Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love , a charming, inspirational memoir about empathy, resilience, kindness, and an adorable deaf blind pink dog. When Connecticut veterinarian Melissa Shapiro gets a call about a tiny deaf blind puppy rescued from a hoarding situation in need of fostering, she doesn’t hesitate to say, “yes.” Little does she know how that decision will transform her, her family, and legions of admirers destined to embrace the saga of the indomitable pink pup. One of the most anxious dogs Melissa had ever encountered, the traumatized Piglet weighed under two pounds upon his welcome into the Shapiro household—which included Melissa’s husband Warren and their three college-aged kids, plus six other rescued dogs. After weeks of reassurance, and lots of love, Piglet connected, gained confidence, and his extraordinary spirit emerged. Melissa soon forged a powerful bond with Piglet, allowing the two to communicate without sound or visual cues. Two months later, when the day arrived to say good-bye to the now dashing, six-pound pink boy dog with the larger than life spirit, Melissa faced a heart-wrenching decision. Could she hand him over to someone willing to give Piglet the full-time attention he required or could she adapt her schedule and her household to make a permanent place for him in her life and work? Of course, the answer was simple: love would find a way. Curious, engaged, and incredibly eager to learn, Piglet quickly became part of the family. What started out as a few simple Facebook posts of Piglet and his pack rapidly evolved into a global celebration of Piglet’s infectiously positive mindset. Piglet : The Unexpected Story of a Deaf, Blind, Pink Puppy and His Family fully illustrates this heartwarming story of one special little puppy with a purpose to teach the power of empathy, love, and kindness.

  • Author: Melissa Shapiro DVM
  • Publisher: Atria Books (August 3, 2021)
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Community & Culture
  • ISBN: 978-1982167165
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches

                 

5. I Am Confident, Brave & Beautiful: A Coloring Book for Girls


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Crafts, Hobbies & Home - August 2021

This groundbreaking coloring book is all about building a girl's confidence, imagination, and spirit! The 22+ coloring pages encourage girls to think beyond social conventions and inspire conversations with adults about what it really means to be confident, brave, and beautiful. Features & Highlights: Whimsical black-and-white line drawings explore concepts like bravery, beauty, strength, creativity, independence and more Positive, educational and fun a great gift for any girl Based on studies showing that coloring books can combat stereotypes and positively impact girls' interest in things like science Designed to build confidence in girls age 3-8, while giving them an opportunity to express themselves creatively A Great Gift for Any Girl If you're looking for an activity for your toddler, preschooler, kindergartner or school-aged child, this cute and positive book helps kids build confidence while inspiring and entertaining them. It's a fun and mess-free way to engage in arts and crafts for girls age 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and up. Makes a perfect birthday gift. Hundreds of Illustrations This book features hundreds of whimsical doodles, including: butterflies, nature scenes, an astronaut, unicorns, science scenes, trees, flowers, a castle, birds, ocean waves, animals, hearts, cats, rainbows, camping scenes, dragons, stars, a gardening scene, a microscope, a treehouse, a telescope, plants, a skyscraper, rockets, space scenes, a train, a superhero cape, musical instruments, art supplies, dolphins, bunnies, rock climbing, elephants, illustrated math equations, dancing, singing, swimming, biking, dogs, an exploration of inner beauty and much, much more! Perfect for Artists This book is a great choice for budding artists. The paper is heavier than most coloring books and works well with art supplies like crayons, colored pencils, gel pens and most markers. It also pairs nicely with craft supplies like glitter glue, pom poms and stickers for an arts and crafts-themed gift. This inspiring book stands out from other girl toys and kids crafts on the market because of its focus on lifting girls up.

  • Author: Hopscotch Girls
  • Publisher: Hopscotch Girls; 32st edition (November 13, 2017)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0692927991

                 



6. You Fucking Got This : Motivational Swear Words Coloring Book: Swear Word Colouring Books for Adults: Swearing Colouring Book Pages for Stress Relief ... Funny Journals and Adult Coloring Books)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Crafts, Hobbies & Home - August 2021

Relax Your Mind With This Beautiful Sweary Adult Coloring Book . Be Honest, You’ve had a Shitty Day. Work? Neighbors? Pets? Kids? They all love to stress you out. Don’t bottle it up, color what you want to say! With 30 designs , we’ve got any curse, swear, or put down you can imagine, ready to fucking color! Express how you really feel about your boss, bad grades, your neighbor or the DMV. Color your way to less stress! Color to your fucking hearts content! Sit down, relax and color the heck out of this book! Stress Relieving Designs Sweary Words Single-sided Pages Suitable for All Skill Levels Makes A Great Gift

  • Author: Bridget Coloring Press
  • Publisher: Independently published (March 6, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 979-8717920988
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.15 x 11 inches

                 

7. Let That Sh*t Go: A Journal for Leaving Your Bullsh*t Behind and Creating a Happy Life (Zen as F*ck Journals)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Crafts, Hobbies & Home - August 2021

From the author of bestselling journal Zen as F*ck , Monica Sweeney gives the gift of letting go with this journal for leaving your bullsh*t behind and creating a happy life. Harboring grudges and plotting revenge takes a lot of energy. While the wait for one true moment of schadenfreude sounds oh so sweet, true bliss can be found in simply not giving a f*ck. With Let That Sh*t Go , you’ll find moments of profanity-laced catharsis and joy through journaling activities and inspirations that are positive as f*ck. Within these truly charming pages, you’ll find ways to let go of the bullsh*t and lift your spirit a little f*cking higher.

  • Author: Monica Sweeney
  • Publisher: Castle Point Books (July 3, 2018)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-1250181909
  • Dimensions: 5.59 x 0.36 x 7.48 inches

                 

8. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Crafts, Hobbies & Home - August 2021

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles? Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo's clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house "spark joy" (and which don't), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo's newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home-and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

  • Author: Marie Kondo
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design, How-to & Home Improvements, Cleaning, Caretaking & Relocating

                 

9. Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy (RP Minis)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Crafts, Hobbies & Home - August 2021

The very first of its kind, this miniature Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy is the perfect desktop companion, tiny marketing tool, or hilarious gift! Finally, the joyous dancing tube man -- who's been featured everywhere from Ricky Martin's stage to Broad City -- is available in a tiny, desk-friendly size. SPECIFICATIONS: 18-inch waving tube man with fan in base to make him dance, wiggle, and shake just like the real thing (batteries not included) PERFECT GIFT: A hilarious gift for every birthday, white elephant party, or holiday! INCLUDES MINI BOOK: Includes 32-page mini book exploring the larger than life (and utterly surprising!) origins of everyone's favorite flailing arm man MANY USES: Bring a little bit of joy to your desk, dorm room, or bedside table PLEASE NOTE: This product can be powered by a 9-volt battery or by a specific AC adapter. (Battery nor AC adapter included with purchase.) Please read and follow the instructions included in the box to ensure optimal performance. If using a battery: A rechargable Ni-MH battery is recommended for best performance and is a more cost-effective alternative to a common Alkaline (single-use) battery. If using an Alkaline battery, it must be NEW. Refer to product information sheet included in box for recommended brands. DO NOT use a Carbon-Zinc battery (often labeled "Heavy-Duty"). This type of battery cannot produce enough power to operate the motor. To get the most life out of the battery, use in intervals no greater than 5 to 10 minutes. Operating in this manner will yield approximately 45 minutes of use. If your tube guy begins to get stuck in a downward position, it is time to replace the battery or recharge if using a rechargeable battery. If using an AC adapter, it must follow the below specifications: Input: AC 100-240V (50-60 Hz) Output: DC 9V (1A or 2A)

  • Author: Conor Riordan
  • Publisher: RP Minis (October 2, 2018)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-0762462872
  • Dimensions: 2.9 x 1.95 x 3.8 inches

                 

10. Unicorn Coloring Book: For Kids Ages 4-8 (US Edition) (Silly Bear Coloring Books)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Crafts, Hobbies & Home - August 2021

This children’s coloring book is full of happy, smiling, beautiful unicorns. For anyone who loves unicorns, this book makes a nice gift for ages 4 to 8 years. Please note: This is not an adult coloring book and the style is that of an ordinary child's coloring book, with a matte cover to finish. What you will find inside the book: • Revised edition now contains 50 individual designs. • Designs are single sided, with a variety of cute unicorns and detailed backgrounds. • Age appropriate backgrounds for pre-school and elementary age kids under 8 years – rainbows, stars, castles, meadows and mushroom houses. • A nice large format (A4 size) for small hands to enjoy. Activities such as coloring will improve your child's pencil grip, as well as helping them to relax, self regulate their mood and develop their imagination. So if your child loves unicorns, stars and rainbows, then order your copy today.

  • Author: Silly Bear
  • Publisher: On The Hop Books Ltd; 1st edition (June 6, 2018)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Arts, Music & Photography
  • ISBN: 978-1999896966
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.23 x 11 inches