The 100 Best Crafts, Hobbies and Home Books, according to Reddit

Based on number of times the books are mentioned on reddit

1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō (Published in 2014 Mentioned 129 times)

2. The Tarantula Keeper’s Guide: Comprehensive Information on Care, Housing, and Feeding by Stanley A. Schultz (Published in 2009 Mentioned 128 times)

3. Mine! A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs by Jean Donaldson (Published in 2002 Mentioned 51 times)

4. Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking (Joinery / Shaping, Veneering, Finishing) by Tage Frid (Published in 1996 Mentioned 46 times)

5. Stitch ‘n Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook by Debbie Stoller (Published in 2004 Mentioned 45 times)

6. Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition by Toby Hemenway (Published in 2009 Mentioned 44 times)

7. The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs by Patricia B. McConnell (Published in 2017 Mentioned 43 times)

8. The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan (Published in 2002 Mentioned 38 times)

9. Ecology of the Planted Aquarium by Diana Walstad (Published in 2013 Mentioned 34 times)

10. The Art of Raising a Puppy (Revised Edition) by Monks of New Skete (Published in 2011 Mentioned 32 times)

11. On Talking Terms With Dogs Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas (Published in 2005 Mentioned 31 times)

12. When Pigs Fly!: Training Success with Impossible Dogs by Jane Killion (Published in 2007 Mentioned 31 times)

13. All New Square Foot Gardening II: The Revolutionary Way to Grow More in Less Space by Mel Bartholomew (Published in 2013 Mentioned 31 times)

14. Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms by Paul Stamets (Published in 2000 Mentioned 30 times)

15. The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It by John Seymour (Published in 2009 Mentioned 30 times)

16. Wayne Goddard’s $50 Knife Shop, Revised by Wayne Goddard (Published in 2006 Mentioned 30 times)

17. Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web, Revised Edition (Science for Gardeners) by Jeff Lowenfels (Published in 2010 Mentioned 29 times)

18. Perfect Puppy in 7 Days: How to Start Your Puppy Off Right by Sophia Yin (Published in 2011 Mentioned 29 times)

19. Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora (Published in 1986 Mentioned 27 times)

20. Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World by Paul Stamets (Published in 2005 Mentioned 26 times)

21. Getting Started: Clicker Training for Birds by Melinda Johnson (Published in 2003 Mentioned 26 times)

22. Before and After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog by Dr. Ian Dunbar (Published in 2004 Mentioned 25 times)

23. Feisty Fido: Help for the Leash-Reactive Dog by Patricia B. McConnell Ph.D. (Published in 2003 Mentioned 25 times)

24. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (Published in 1992 Mentioned 25 times)

25. The Power of Positive Dog Training by Pat Miller (Published in 2008 Mentioned 25 times)

26. 101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog by Kyra Sundance (Published in 2007 Mentioned 24 times)

27. Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust by Charles Patterson (Published in 2002 Mentioned 24 times)

28. Culture Clash: A New Way Of Understanding The Relationship Between Humans And Domestic Dogs by Jean Donaldson (Published in 1996 Mentioned 23 times)

29. The Art of Hand Sewing Leather by Al Stohlman (Published in 1977 Mentioned 22 times)

30. A Guide Book of United States Coins 2015: The Official Red Book Spiral (Official Red Book: A Guide Book of United States Coins (Spiral)) by R. S. Yeoman (Published in 2014 Mentioned 22 times)

31. How to Make Sewing Patterns by Donald H. McCunn (Published in 1977 Mentioned 20 times)

32. The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure, Third Edition by Joseph C. Jenkins (Published in 2005 Mentioned 20 times)

33. Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners, 2nd Edition by Suzanne Ashworth (Published in 2002 Mentioned 19 times)

34. The Complete Metalsmith: An Illustrated Handbook by Tim McCreight (Published in 1991 Mentioned 19 times)

35. New Complete Guide to Sewing: Step-by-Step Techniques for Making Clothes and Home Accessories by Editors of Reader’s Digest (Published in 2010 Mentioned 19 times)

36. Star Wars Crochet (Crochet Kits) by Lucy Collin (Published in 2015 Mentioned 18 times)

37. I’ll be Home Soon: How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety. by Patricia B. McConnell Ph.D. (Published in 2000 Mentioned 17 times)

38. Love Has No Age Limit-Welcoming an Adopted Dog into Your Home by Patricia B. McConnell Ph.D. (Published in 2011 Mentioned 17 times)

39. Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know by Alexandra Horowitz (Published in 2010 Mentioned 17 times)

40. The Cannabis Grow Bible: The Definitive Guide to Growing Marijuana for Recreational and Medical Use (Ultimate Series)by Greg Green (Published in 2009 Mentioned 17 times)

41. Edible Forest Gardens (2 volume set) by Dave Jacke (Published in 2005 Mentioned 17 times)

42. Canine Body Language: A Photographic Guide Interpreting the Native Language of the Domestic Dog by Brenda Aloff (Published in 2005 Mentioned 17 times)

43. Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Wiring, Updated 6th Edition: Current with 2014–2017 Electrical Codes (Black & Decker Complete Guide) by Editors of CPi (Published in 2014 Mentioned 16 times)

44. Think Like a Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat — Not a Sour Puss by Pam Johnson-Bennett (Published in 2011 Mentioned 16 times)

45. Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea & of the Beachcombers, Oceanograp hers, Environmentalists & Fools Including the Author Who Went in Search of Them by Donovan Hohn (Published in 2012 Mentioned 16 times)

46. Five Acres and Independence: A Handbook for Small Farm Management by Maurice G. Kains (Published in 1973 Mentioned 16 times)

47. New Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual by Editors of Reader’s Digest (Published in 1991 Mentioned 16 times)

48. The Cautious Canine-How to Help Dogs Conquer Their Fears by Patricia B. McConnell (Published in 1998 Mentioned 14 times)

49. How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks: The Sirius Puppy Training Manual by Ian Dunbar Ph.D. MRCVS (Published in 1996 Mentioned 14 times)

50. The Complete Book of Bonsai: A Practical Guide to Its Art and Cultivation by Harry Tomlinson (Published in 1991 Mentioned 14 times)

51. Say Again, Please: Guide to Radio Communications by Bob Gardner (Published in 2010 Mentioned 14 times)

52. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting by Sharon Turner (Published in 2010 Mentioned 14 times)

53. The Human Brain Coloring Book (Coloring Concepts Series) by Marian C. Diamond (Published in 1985 Mentioned 14 times)

54. McGee & Stuckey’s Bountiful Container: Create Container Gardens of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Edible Flowers by Maggie Stuckey (Published in 2002 Mentioned 14 times)

55. New Fix-It-Yourself Manual: How to Repair, Clean, and Maintain Anything and Everything In and Around Your Home by (Published in 1996 Mentioned 14 times)

56. The Mushroom Cultivator: A Practical Guide to Growing Mushrooms at Home by Paul Stamets (Published in 1984 Mentioned 14 times)

57. Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre by Brett L. Markham (Published in 2010 Mentioned 13 times)

58. Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House by Cheryl Mendelson (Published in 2005 Mentioned 13 times)

59. Deerskins into Buckskins: How to Tan with Brains, Soap or Eggs; 2nd Edition by (Published in 2017 Mentioned 13 times)

60. The Colette Sewing Handbook: Inspired Styles and Classic Techniques for the New Seamstress by Sarai Mitnick (Published in 2011 Mentioned 13 times)

61. Handbook For The Recently Deceased by James Hunt (Published in 2013 Mentioned 13 times)

62. The Complete Do-it-Yourself Manual Newly Updated by Editors Of Family Handyman (Published in 2014 Mentioned 12 times)

63. How to be the Leader of the Pack…And have Your Dog Love You For It. by Patricia B. McConnell Ph.D. (Published in 1996 Mentioned 12 times)

64. Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson (Published in 2012 Mentioned 12 times)

65. Click to Calm: Healing the Aggressive Dog (Karen Pryor Clicker Book) by Emma Parsons (Published in 2004 Mentioned 12 times)

66. Botany for Gardeners, 3rd Edition (Science for Gardeners) by Brian Capon (Published in 2010 Mentioned 12 times)

67. Amigurumi Knits: Patterns for 20 Cute Mini Knits by Hansi Singh (Published in 2009 Mentioned 12 times)

68. The Puppy Primer by Patricia B. McConnell (Published in 2010 Mentioned 12 times)

69. The Ashley Book of Knots by Clifford W. Ashley (Published in 1993 Mentioned 12 times)

70. Knitting With Balls: A Hands-On Guide to Knitting for the Modern Man by Michael Del Vecchio (Published in 2006 Mentioned 12 times)

71. The Book of Griswold and Wagner: Favorite Wapak, Sidney Hollow Ware by David G. Smith (Published in 2011 Mentioned 12 times)

72. The Joint Book: The Complete Guide to Wood Joinery by Terrie Noll (Published in 2009 Mentioned 12 times)

73. American Horticultural Society Plant Propagation: The Fully Illustrated Plant-by-Plant Manual of Practical Techniques by Alan Toogood (Published in 1999 Mentioned 12 times)

74. The Complete Modern Blacksmith by Alexander Weygers (Published in 1997 Mentioned 12 times)

75. Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Wiring, 5th Edition: Current with 2011–2013 Electrical Codes (Black & Decker Complete Guide) by Editors of CPi (Published in 2011 Mentioned 12 times)

76. Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation: Simple to Advanced and Experimental Techniques for Indoor and Outdoor Cultivation by Tradd Cotter (Published in 2014 Mentioned 11 times)

77. Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking: Three Step-by-Step Guidebooks to Essential Woodworking Techniques by Tage Frid (Published in 2006 Mentioned 11 times)

78. Genuine Origami: 43 Mathematically-Based Models, From Simple to Complex by Jun Maekawa (Published in 2008 Mentioned 11 times)

79. Handbook of Model Rocketry, 7th Edition (NAR Official Handbook) by G. Harry Stine (Published in 2004 Mentioned 11 times)

80. Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies by Lee Livingood (Published in 2000 Mentioned 11 times)

81. Rosey Grier’s Needlepoint for Men by Rosey Grier (Published in 1973 Mentioned 11 times)

82. Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out: Training the Crazy Dog from Over the Top to Under Control by Laura VanArendonk Baugh (Published in 2013 Mentioned 11 times)

83. Around the Corner Crochet Borders: 150 Colorful, Creative Edging Designs with Charts and Instructions for Turning the Corner Perfectly Every Time by Edie Eckman (Published in 2010 Mentioned 10 times)

84. New Edge of the Anvil: A Resource Book for the Blacksmith by Jack Andrews (Published in 1994 Mentioned 10 times)

85. Behavior Adjustment Training: BAT for Fear, Frustration, and Aggression in Dogs by Grisha Stewart (Published in 2011 Mentioned 10 times)

86. Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods by Thomas Elias (Published in 2009 Mentioned 10 times)

87. Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior (A Harvest Book) by Temple Grandin (Published in 2006 Mentioned 10 times)

88. A Practical Wedding Planner: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating the Wedding You Want with the Budget You’ve Got (without Losing Your Mind in the Process) by Meg Keene (Published in 2016 Mentioned 10 times)

89. We Got Steam Heat! by Dan Holohan (Published in 2003 Mentioned 10 times)

90. One-Block Wonders: One Fabric, One Shape, One-of-a-Kind Quilts by Maxine Rosenthal (Published in 2006 Mentioned 10 times)

91. The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible, 2nd Edition: Discover Ed’s High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American Gardening Regions: Wide Rows, Organic Methods, Raised Beds, Deep Soil by Edward C. Smith (Published in 2009 Mentioned 10 times)

92. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Amigurumi (Complete Idiot’s Guides (Lifestyle Paperback)) by June Gilbank (Published in 2010 Mentioned 10 times)

93. The Charcoal Foundry (Build Your Own Metal Working Shop from Scrap, Vol. 1) by David J. Gingery (Published in 1983 Mentioned 10 times)

94. Patterns From Finished Clothes: Re-Creating the Clothes You Love by (Published in 2017 Mentioned 10 times)

95. Positive Gun Dogs: Clicker Training for Sporting Breeds (Karen Pryor Clicker Books) by Jim Barry (Published in 2007 Mentioned 9 times)

96. The Workbench Design Book: The Art & Philosophy of Building Better Benches by Christopher Schwarz (Published in 2011 Mentioned 9 times)

97. Working Alone: Tips & Techniques for Solo Building (For Pros By Pros) by John Carroll (Published in 2000 Mentioned 9 times)

98. Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart (Published in 2009 Mentioned 9 times)

99. Cesar’s Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding & Correcting Common Dog Problems by Cesar Millan (Published in 2007 Mentioned 9 times)

100. The Knitter’s Book of Yarn: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn by Clara Parkes (Published in 2007 Mentioned 9 times)


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