Books to feed your inner Joanna Gaines

Books to feed your inner Joanna Gaines

Whether you’re drawn to her personal style, her eye for design, her business savvy, or her faith, there’s no denying that Joanna Gaines’s fever has swept the nation. We rounded up nine books just for you – to feed your inner Joanna Gaines, including her newly released cookbook, Magnolia Table.

Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines

Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines and Marah Stets

Filled with offerings from the Chip and Joanna Gaines’s new Waco restaurant, this cookbook is all about celebrating family and togetherness. Readers will find 125 classic recipes that come together to create a modern collection of American classics and Gaines’s family favorites. Homegrown and home-cooked are at this book’s core, with personal stories and stunning photos throughout.

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So Close to Amazing: Stories of a DIY Life Gone Wrong… and Learning to Find the Beauty in Every Imperfection by KariAnne Wood

This debut memoir from the beloved Thistlewood Farms blogger is a spirited and honest recollection of the times in Wood’s life that perfection was overrated. She shares the lessons learned from her mistakes, and the joy in remembering that we are only human. Throughout the book, readers will find DIYs that anyone can do – regardless of one’s level of craftiness.

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Best Beach Ever by Wendy Wax

When their renovation-turned-reality-TV show, Do Over, is a flop, Maddie, Nikki, Avery, Kyra and Bitsy are forced to rent out their beloved Bella Flora and focus on other areas of their lives. Despite troubled relationships, the challenges of motherhood, DIY home projects and the Hollywood spotlight, the ladies of Ten Beach Road come to understand just how strong their friendships really are, and how no woman out there can do it alone.

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A Touch of Farmhouse Charm: Easy DIY Projects to Add a Warm and Rustic Feel to Any Room by Liz Fourez

Author Liz Fourez leads readers on a tour through her family’s 1940’s home, restored to rustic farm-style perfection. She points out the small changes anyone can make to add instant charm to a room, and shares simple step-by-step DIYs such as a rustic frame, a family name sign, and a wooden boot tray to create at home. Filled with photos that are sure to inspire, Fourez takes the guesswork out of rustic design.

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Make Yourself at Home: Design Your Space to Discover Your True Self by Moorea Seal

Filled with personal essays from author and style maven Moorea Seal, Make Yourself at Home explores the connection we have to the space around us. Part self-help, part design inspiration, and part DIY for creating a deeper sense of comfort at home, the author of the hit journals The 52 Lists Project and 52 Lists for Happiness shares an intimate exploration of the ways we can make small changes around the house to bring a lasting sense of comfort.

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Simply Clean: The Proven Method for Keeping Your Home Organized, Clean, and Beautiful in Just 10 Minutes a Day by Becky Rapinchuk

Becky Rapinchuk, creator of the wildly popular Clean Mama blog, shares a simple and practical guide for keeping a tidy home by devoting just 10 minutes a day to cleaning and organizing. Features include recipes for organic, environmentally conscious cleaning solutions, easy-to-follow checklists and schedules, and a 28-Day Simply Clean Challenge to transform one’s approach to cleaning.

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Celebrate Everything!: Fun Ideas to Bring Your Parties to Life by Darcy Miller

Celebrations expert and author Darcy Miller shares her tips on making special occasions unforgettable. For readers who love to entertain, each page is filled with inspiration and stunning photography of the parties she’s thrown, along with plenty of ideas on simplifying the planning strategy, DIY projects that anyone can accomplish, insider sources and more.

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A Wrench in the Works (A Fixer-Upper Mystery) by Kate Carlisle

Chloe left Lighthouse Cove to pursue a career in showbiz – a move that paid off big time over the past 10 years with her popular home repair show on the Do-It-Yourself Network. Now, as she returns to Lighthouse Cove with her crew and co-host to film several shows featuring her sister Shannon, the glamour of Hollywood begins to fade. When the executive producer of the show turns up dead, things spiral into a whodunit mystery… a mystery that must be solved before the killer finds another victim.

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City Farmhouse Style: Designs for a Modern Country Life by Kim Leggett

If farmhouse chic is your style, Kim Leggett has some unforgettable tips for you. As the creator of City Farmhouse, an interior design business, pop-up antiquing fairs, and vintage store, she is regarded as a legendary “picker” and favorite designer to celebrity clients. In City Farmhouse Style, she offers style advice for the urban dweller showing how any setting can benefit from the welcoming comforts of country-style décor.

Alison Luther

Alison Luther is a freelance editor and writer based in Fredericksburg, TX, where she lives with her husband and two children. Her background is in digital consumer content and marketing strategies, but today she focuses on small business marketing, ghostwriting, and writing about all things books on She Reads. In addition to raising longhorn, chickens, and children, she loves to cook and is a voracious reader.

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