Top 10 Home & Garden Books For 2009

This list was compiled by Amazon and ranked by customer orders. Not really what I thought would be on the list.  Do you own any of these books?

1. 1Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals by Temple Grandin

2. 2 Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts: An A-to-Z Guide with Detailed Instructions and Endless Inspiration by Martha Stewart Living Magazine

3. 3Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart

4.   4Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know by Alexandra Horowitz

5. 5Sock Innovation: Knitting Techniques & Patterns for One-of-a-Kind Socks
Cookie A.

6. 6The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses by Eliot Coleman

7. 7The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre! by Carleen Madigan

8. 8  Socks from the Toe Up: Essential Techniques and Patterns from Wendy Knits and Wendy D. Johnson

9. 9Not So Big Remodeling: Tailoring Your Home for the Way You Really Live by
Sarah Susanka

10. 10How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond by Cesar Millan

I'd say there was a lot of naughty puppies and cold feet in 2009!



Virginia bed and breakfast | Victorian inn bed and breakfast | Romantic bed and breakfasts said...

I have diligently wrote the names of these books ( those I have not read) and will march to my library and see what they offer and order the rest on Amazon then I will give them to the library.

Best Regards,

Anonymous said...

Hmm, home and garden top rated books? Seems to be three categories: dogs, socks and gardens. (As in put socks on your dog while he's digging in the garden to prevent dirty paws!)
I am new to blogging but discovered yours on Twice Remembered blog roll. Glad I stopped by and will be doing so often. Your blog and photography are beautiful.
Happy New Year!

elizabeth said...

kinda surprised those made the list - not what I expected either.

Tammy said...

Not what I expected..but then our dog passed and he was a good doggie. I don't knit though I wish I did. And I do garden.

I just ordered about $150 worth of books off of amazon to carry me through the depressing winter months. But mine were all home decor:
Thrifty Chic: Interior style
New Farmhouse Style
Atlanta Bartlett
The New Rachel Ashwell book

nice chatting with you-
gotta say I am loving my bag you made. It was very handy being so large - I carried all the parent gifts over to their house on Christmas and they all awed over how nice it was.

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

Wow...I didn't know 2009 was so...lame.(?) Surely they could have compiled a better list! This isn't even a true list, there's more than 1 genre! I sure don't own anything about weeds or killing Abe Lincolns mother. Are you serious?? Who writes this stuff?? haha

Faded Plains said...

That's funny...socks?

Anonymous said...

Great gift ideas for the New Year!