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Homestead library - The best homesteading book reviews. Includes Homesteading, cooking, preserving, wildcrafting, herbalism, preparedness and more.

Recommended Reading for Your Homestead Library

For those who love a good book as much as we do. This list of homesteading book reviews includes homesteading, cooking, preserving, wildcrafting, herbalism, preparedness and more. There are so many amazing books out there that you can add to your homestead library to help you on your journey. Some of our books are furnished for review by the publishers, some I've purchased.

Book Reviews Currently Available at Common Sense Home

General Homesteading

The Encyclopedia of Country Living – Endless Homestead Inspiration

The Independent Farmstead –  Farming with Minimal or No Outside Inputs

The New Livestock Farmer: The Business of Raising and Selling Ethical Meat

Your Custom Homestead

The Weekend Homesteader

Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less)

How to Make Money Homesteading

The Doable Off-Grid Homestead – Homesteading on the Cheap

The Lost Ways Book – Does it Live Up to the Hype?

Raising Pastured Rabbits – Book Review and Recommendations

The Small-Scale Poultry Flock – Quality Natural Poultry Care

50 Do-It-Yourself Projects for Keeping Chickens – Chicken Coops and More

Hen House Plans

My Favorite Backyard Chicken Books

Holistic Goat Care – The Owner’s Manual for Healthy Goats

Food and Food Preservation

Favorite Garden Cookbooks

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fermenting Foods

The Natural Canning Resource Book

Baking with Coconut Flour

The Nourished Kitchen Cookbook

The Best Homemade Kids' Lunches on the Planet

Brew Beer Like a Yeti – Techniques and Traditional Recipes


Recommended Wildcrafting Reference Books

Wild Yeast Brewing – Books About Wild Beer, Wine, Mead and More

The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms

Pawpaw – In Search of America's Forgotten Fruit


Fresh Food from Small Spaces – Grow Fresh Food in the City or Suburbs

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

The Lean Farm – Making More Income with Less Work

The Lean Farm Guide to Growing Vegetables – Efficient Organic Production

The New Organic Grower – Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener

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

The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook – Change the Way You Grow

The Resilient Gardener – Grow Potatoes, Corn, Beans, Squash, and Eggs

The BackYard Orchardist – Learn to Grow Over 10 Different Fruits


The Minimalist Gardener – Gardening with Less Work and Fewer Inputs

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

Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist

The Bio-Integrated Farm – Water Gardening Like You Never Imagined

The Forest Garden Greenhouse: Creating an Indoor Permaculture Oasis

Holzer Permaculture – A Lifetime of Food Growing Innovation

Restoration Agriculture:  Real World Permaculture for Farmers

Beyond the War on Invasive Species – A Permaculture Approach to Ecosystem Restoration

Mycorrhizal Planet – Nurturing Fungi to to Build Soil Fertility and Support Plant Health

Hybrid Hazelnuts – The Revolutionary Crop for Food, Fuel and Biomass

Silvopasture Guide Book – Combining Trees and Livestock

Permaculture Guide to Reed Beds for Home Wastewater Treatment


The Survival Doctor's Guides to Wounds and Burns

Living Ready Pocket Manual – First Aid Fundamentals for Survival

Honey, Mud, Maggots and Other Medical Marvels – The Science Behind Folk Remedies and Old Wives’ Tales

Going Off The Grid, The How-To Book Of Simple Living and Happiness

Health and Nutrition

The Alzheimer's Antidote

“Back in Control – A Surgeon’s Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain”

Common Sense Health: Diet, Detox and Physical Activities

The Common Sense Home Remedies Series

Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Foods

Rebuild from Depression

The Autoimmune Epidemic

All Hands on Pet: Your How-to Guide on Home Physical Therapy Methods for Pets

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. 😉 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.

Homestead library - The best homesteading book reviews. Includes Homesteading, cooking, preserving, wildcrafting, herbalism, preparedness and more.