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16 Great Books About Home

This article showcases our top picks for the Books About Home. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Home by Carson Ellis

This product was recommended by Gelen Revilla from Good Noise

The realistic, fanciful, and stereotypical merge in this picture book homage to the place we call home. Gouache-and-ink art featuring warm, earthy colors with splashes or spots of red illustrate the hand-lettered, simple text. Beautifully illustrated, interesting, easy to read and even makes you think a little.

My House by Rebecca Emberley

This product was recommended by Alina Clark from CocoDoc

The book is excellent. My son is only two years old but I show him the pictures and teach him names and so on..!! It is great..!!

Home (Oprah’s Book Club) by Marilynne Robinson

This product was recommended by Tim Sutton from CoffeeGeek TV

With a simple title, this novel by the amazing Marilynne Robinson tells a quiet yet compelling story of quarrels, loss, healing, bonding, and faith between the father and the children after returning home.

A House Is a House for Me by Mary Ann Hoberman

This product was recommended by Olivia Tan from CocoFax

By starting with homes for the smallest of creatures, then expanding to the larger world, children will see an extraordinary range of houses in this read. As Hoberman’s clever rhymes build, the illustrations become more and more elaborate and detailed. Young readers (and their grown-ups) will return to the pages again and again to search for the hidden delights in the pictures and to hear Hoberman’s witty words.

The House of Stairs by Barbara Vine

This product was recommended by Steven Walker from Spylix

Ruth Rendell, as Barbara Vine, captures the uncanny of some houses beautifully. In his famous essay on the uncanny [PDF], Freud reminded us that the German word for uncanny means un-homely.. The uncanny is unsettling to him because it occurs in familiar places. Read The House of Stairs to get a sense of it.

Life at the Top by John Braine

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Braine’s 1957 novel Room at the Top was a huge hit. Joe Lampton, the ambitious protagonist, lives in middle-class suburbia. It’s great that success is sometimes measured in domestic accouterments (TV, expensive sofas, and drinks cabinet). In Life at the Top, these luxuries seem to exacerbate his emotional agitation.

“Daily Mail” by Deborah S. Ryan

This product was recommended by Steven Walker from Spylix

The Ideal Home Exhibition has showcased the latest in home furnishings and domestic culture since 1908. It helped popularize new fads like DIY. The show’s main hall streets of fake-real houses are magical, but the show’s relentless commercialism is banal. This lavishly illustrated book is a riotous

The Home Edit by Clea Shearer

This product was recommended by Olga Voronkova from KeyUA

A New York bestseller, the book is a clear guide on the step-to-step organization of your home. It is the ultimate guide for cleanliness freaks to achieve their organizational nirvana. Through simple steps involving decluttering, color-coding, and organizing, the author duo is killing it with their tips straight from celebrity homes. They have also included product recommendations and illustrations for the ease of the readers.

Living With Color, by Rebecca Atwood

This product was recommended by Amy Kite from The Kite Team – Keller Williams Realty Infinity

As a realtor and home designer, I love to recommend this book to others, as it has provided so much value to me. This book is all about using color to create a great mood and ‘vibe’ for you, your family, and visitors. This book includes pictures of beautiful rooms to provide inspiration, color palettes to actually use in your design and advice on how to pick a color and make the most of it. Not only do I love it, but I recommend it to others because it provides some great insight. You can completely change the way you design and how your house looks just by having this book accessible to you.

Elements of Style by Erin Gates

This product was recommended by Daniela Sawyer from FindPeopleFast

The book is a masterpiece for uniquely decorating the homes and serves as a guide for practical designing. The author shares her experiences in building up a home and establishing a good life with her family.

Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

This product was recommended by Daniela Sawyer from FindPeopleFast

The book is known for the psychological thrill the protagonist offers, who is an alcoholic. This is a little yet addictive page-turner that the readers can finish within a night or two. The story revolves around how alcoholism affects the home of the protagonist.

What alice forgot! by Liane Moriarty

This product was recommended by Daniela Sawyer from FindPeopleFast

Herein, the author makes up a character that ponders over the reminiscences of herself with her beloved husband while at the court for getting a divorce. It will help the readers examine what’s good and not while in a relationship.

If You Lived Here by Giles Laroche

This product was recommended by Jordan Goleman from My Gre Exam Preparation

Just because your children are confined to their own home does not preclude them from learning about the wonders of other homes. If You Lived Here is a book about unique homes from all over the world, including how they were built and what it would be like to live in them.

The Lives of Others by Simon Watson

This product was recommended by Eden Cheng from PeopleFinderFree

The Lives of Others is a fascinating book that showcases the beautiful homes of a wide variety of creatives across the world that the author, internationally renowned photographer Simon Watson, has had the opportunity to explore over the years. And with his unique ability to express intimacy in his work, he takes readers on a personal journey through a handful of incredible residences that reveal not only the creativity and personality of each home and its inhabitants but also his own experience.

This Is Home by Natalie Walton

This product was recommended by Melanie Musson from Clearsurance

If you’re interested in finding your home decorating style rather than jumping on the latest trends, this book will help you dig within yourself and style your home to reflect who you are. It looks at 16 case studies from around the world and discovers the timeless secrets of making your house feel welcoming and like home.The decorating ideas outlined in This Is Home center around using the space you have rather than investing in expensive renovations. You might be surprised to identify ways to use the things you already have and love to make your home feel fresh and comfortable. While there are no right or wrong styles, there are ways to make any decor work for your space.

Minimalista by Shira Gill

This product was recommended by Lynda Fairly from Numlooker

This is a good book to read if you are trying to live inexpensively. This book has helped me because it teaches you how I can save money and buy only what I really need. If you want to live a minimalist lifestyle this is a must- read book. This book also has other great tips besides organization, like frugal living and financial saving. For example, this book tells you that you can buy a quality dress for less than $20 if you shop during the off-season (like September. )

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