Our list of some of the best Homemaking books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
- Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House (2005)
- The Hidden Art of Homemaking (1985)
- The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming (2016)
- How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew (2009)
- How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House’s Dirty Little Secrets (2016)
- Simply Clean: The Proven Method for Keeping Your Home Organized, Clean, and Beautiful in Just 10 Minutes a Day (2017)
- For The Love of Christian Homemaking: Pleasant Visits from my Parlour (2012)
- The Homemade Housewife: The last book you will ever need on homemaking and frugal living. (2017)
- A 1950s Housewife: Marriage and Homemaking in the 1950s (2015)
- Homemaking and Personal Development: Meditative Practice for Homemakers (2001)
- Hum of the Home: The Rhythms and Routines of Homemaking (2019)
- M.O.M.—Master Organizer of Mayhem (2019)
- Having a Martha Home the Mary Way: 31 Days to a Clean House and a Satisfied Soul (2016)
Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House (2005)
The classic bestselling resource for every American home.
The Hidden Art of Homemaking (1985)
The author reveals the many opportunities for artistic expression that can be found in ordinary, everyday life.
The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming (2016)
Does your home sometimes feel like just a place to eat, sleep, and change clothes on the way to the next activity? Do you long for “home” to mean more than a place where you stash your stuff? Wouldn’t you love it to become a haven of warmth, rest, and joy . . . the one place where you and your family can’t wait to be?There is good news waiting for you in the pages of The Lifegiving Home. Every day of your family’s life can be as special and important to you as it already is to God.
How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew (2009)
Nowadays, many of us “outsource” basic tasks. Food is instant, ready-made, and processed with unhealthy additives. Dry cleaners press shirts, delivery guys bring pizza, gardeners tend flowers, and, yes, tailors sew on those pesky buttons. But life can be much simpler, sweeter, and richer–and a lot more fun, too!
How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House’s Dirty Little Secrets (2016)
Bring your home out of the mess it’s in and learn how to keep it under control.“The dirty little secret about most organizing advice is that it’s written by organized people,” says blogger, speaker, and decluttering expert Dana K. White. “But that’s not how my brain works.
Simply Clean: The Proven Method for Keeping Your Home Organized, Clean, and Beautiful in Just 10 Minutes a Day (2017)
From the cleaning and homekeeping expert and creator of the wildly popular Clean Mama blog comes a simple and accessible cleaning guide with a proven step-by-step schedule for tidying a home in just ten minutes a day.Becky Rapinchuk, the “Clean Mama,” understands that many people don’t have the time, organizational skills, or homemaking habits to maintain a constantly clean and decluttered living space.
For The Love of Christian Homemaking: Pleasant Visits from my Parlour (2012)
From the back cover: “You won’t find cleaning advice or the latest ideas for saving money in this book. What you will find is a collection of over 150 visits from Mrs. White’s parlour during her homemaking breaks. Each visit is from her daily life. These include remembrances, ideas, essays or short daily journals. There are sad times and happy times; sickness and health; different moods; and dealing with the good and the bad.
The Homemade Housewife: The last book you will ever need on homemaking and frugal living. (2017)
What if you had a friend that had all sorts of advice on homemaking, budgeting, being frugal but wanting for nothing, and homeschooling? What if this friend could show you how to create a household budget from A to Z that would cut your bills in halfor almost? She could give you some advice on Urban farming with super easy ways to compost and how to travel, have the guest stay over, throw all sorts of parties and really celebrate the holidays on pennies.
A 1950s Housewife: Marriage and Homemaking in the 1950s (2015)
Being a housewife in the 1950s was quite different than today. Women were expected to create a spotless home, delicious meals, and an inviting bedroom.
Homemaking and Personal Development: Meditative Practice for Homemakers (2001)
Veronika van Duin began her career forty years ago as a homemaker. Beginning with love, enthusiasm, and idealism, she quickly discovered that she had underestimated the magnitude of the task, which left her feeling inadequate and guilty much of the time, as well as alone and occasionally lonely. Out of those humbling feelings, came into being.
Hum of the Home: The Rhythms and Routines of Homemaking (2019)
In Hum of the Home, author Leah Vance Simpson reminds us that home is one of God’s best ideas. However, maintaining a home is hard work that requires both physical and emotional energy. Homemaking is the journey of our hearts as God calls us to nurture those who live in our home. In Hum of the Home you’ll discover how being a healthy you frees you to thrive. Honor the rhythm of life with a balance of work and rest.
M.O.M.—Master Organizer of Mayhem (2019)
Getting–and staying–organized is a challenge in and of itself. Add motherhood to the mix, and you’ve got a whole new dimension of difficulty. So how does a busy mom stay on top of the daily chaos that children inevitably bring along with them?No matter what your situation is, Kristi Clover’s home organization systems will work for you.
Having a Martha Home the Mary Way: 31 Days to a Clean House and a Satisfied Soul (2016)
Sarah Mae wants to let you in on a little secret about being a good homemaker: It’s not about having a clean house. She’d never claim to be a natural, organized cleaner herself―yet, like you, she wants a beautiful space to call home, a place where people feel loved and at peace.
Best Homemaking Books You Should Enjoy
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some homemaking books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Homemaking for the Apocalypse: Domesticating Horror in Atomic Age Literature & Media
Author(s): Jill E. Anderson
ID: 3108313, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf
Multiple Homemaking: The Ethnic Condition in Indian Diaspora Societies
Author(s): Ruben Gowricharn
ID: 3694045, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
Make it, Bake it, Sew it, or Grow it.: The craft of homemaking with no money
Author(s): Kate Singh
ID: 2334060, Publisher: , Year: 2019, Size: 199 Kb, Format: azw3
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.