Book Reviews

Recommended Reading for Sel-Sufficiency

Recommended Reading for Your Homestead Library

There are so many amazing books out there that you can add to your homestead library to help you on your journey.  My plan was to post a review every other week, but frankly, they don’t get much traffic.  I’ll be adding reviews here and there, sometimes grouped by topic, sometimes individually.  If you see a book title in the top or bottom photos that you’d like to know more about, please ask, and I’ll do my best to get a review up sooner rather than later.

Book Reviews Currently Available at Common Sense Homesteading

General Homesteading

If You Only Get One Homesteading Book, This Should Be It

Your Custom Homestead

The Weekend Homesteader

Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less)

How to Make Money Homesteading

Food and Food Preservation

Favorite Garden Cookbooks

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fermenting Foods

The Natural Canning Resource Book

Baking with Coconut Flour

Don’t Compost It, Cook It


Weekly Weeder #1 – Recommended Wildcrafting Reference Books

The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms

Herbs Gone Wild! –  Beauty Gone Wild! – Hair Gone Wild!


4 reviews in one post – The Wild Wisdom of Weeds, Farming the Woods, Integrated Forest Gardening, Organic Mushroom Farming

Building Soils Naturally – Innovative Methods for Organic Gardeners

Working with Nature – Shifting Paradigms and The Essence of Organic Gardening

The Planet Whizbang Idea Book for Gardeners

Restoration Agriculture:  Real World Permaculture for Farmers

The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower’s Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming


The Survival Doctor’s Guides to Wounds and Burns


Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Foods

Environmental Toxins

No More Dirty Looks

Slow Death By Rubber Duck

The photos at the top and bottom of this post are from my own personal bookshelves, so you can see I’ve got no shortage of reading material. 😉

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  1. Tricia says

    I’d love a list of the books too. Even a list with a comment or two on your opinion of them. !!!! :) Pretty please!

  2. Dave says

    I’d recommed Stocking Up lll. I have the original book, Stocking Up ll and now the 3rd. Everything about food preservation from canning to pickling, freezing, drying, etc. It’s a good read.

  3. Angeline says

    Very nicely written blog.It gives very vital information to the people who are unaware of this kind of topics.Keep posting like this.Thanks a lot!! It will really help me to explore my mind with these blogs. Thanks Again!! And Please Keep sharing!!!

  4. Colette says

    Just my luck, I find your site right in the middle of doing taxes…..GRRRR! Will save for a rainy day, no, bad choice of words because I live in Washington. I have bookmarked your booklist. Thank you for taking the time to share. Colette

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