Nearly two years into the Covid pandemic, many self-care titles aim to help readers find ways to relax, whether by meditation, mindfulness, or maybe a little gardening.
Abundance: The Inner Path to Wealth
Deepak Chopra. Harmony, Mar. 1 ($27, ISBN 978-0-593-23379-5)
Chopra seeks to help readers go beyond their feelings of limitation and fear in order to acquire spiritual wealth.
Brighter by the Day: Waking Up to New Hopes and Dreams
Robin Roberts. Grand Central, Mar. 29 ($24, ISBN 978-1-5387-5461-0)
Good Morning America host Roberts offers a glimpse into how she stays upbeat during tough times.
The Facebook Narcissist: How to Identify and Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Social Media Narcissism
Lena Derhally. Health Communications, Apr. 26 ($15.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-7573-2429-1)
Psychotherapist Derhally examines the connection between narcissism and social media, and shows readers how to protect themselves online.
Fitter. Calmer. Stronger: A Mindful Approach to Exercise and Nutrition
Ellie Goulding. Harper Horizon, June 13 ($29.99, ISBN 978-0-7852-9172-5)
Pop star Goulding shares her wellness routine’s workouts, diet, and fundamental principles.
Go Gently: Actionable Steps to Nurture Yourself and the Planet
Bonnie Wright. Mariner, Apr. 19 ($25, ISBN 978-0-358-64555-9)
Actor and Greenpeace ambassador Wright examines the environmental impact of the products she finds in her home and encourages readers to do the same.
Hard Pivot: Embrace Change. Find Purpose. Show Up Fully.
Apolo Ohno. Sounds True, Feb. 22 ($28.99, ISBN 978-1-68364-932-8)
Olympic gold medal speed skater Ohno explains how he overcame negativity and offers a program to help others do the same.[strong]
How to Be More D&D: Face Your Dragons, Be More Adventurous, and Live Your
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Kat Kruger. Running Press, July 5 ($18, ISBN 978-0-7624-7887-3)
Kruger derives lessons from Dungeons & Dragons and lays out ways for readers to implement them in their daily lives.
Permission to Come Home: Reclaiming Mental Health as Asian Americans
Jenny Wang. Balance, May 3 ($29, ISBN 978-1-5387-0800-2)
Clinical psychologist Wang explores various facets of Asian American identity and the mental health problems facing Asian American communities.
The Secret to Love, Health, and Money: A Masterclass
Rhonda Byrne. Atria, Feb. 1 ($18 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-9821-8860-3)
The author of The Secret focuses on relationships, money, and health, and lays out ways for readers to improve those areas of their lives.
Sit to Get Fit: Change the Way You Sit in 28 Days for Health, Energy and Longevity
Suzy Reading. Aster, Feb. 3 ($14.99, ISBN 978-1-78325-445-3)
Reading provides a 28-day plan to change sitting habits (not just at a desk) in order to promote better overall health.
Body, Mind & Spirit
The Kickass Coven: How to Create a Witchy Sisterhood to Empower Yourself and Change the World by Amelia Wood
(Feb. 15, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-250-27954-5) provides step by step instructions on how to create a coven, find like-minded people, and jump into activism.
The Garden Apothecary: Transform Flowers, Weeds and Plants into Healing Remedies by Becky Cole (Mar. 15, $22.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-78488-437-6) guides the reader in how to make skin care products and more from common plants, and teaches the basics of herbalism.
Anton LaVey and the Church of Satan: Infernal Wisdom from the Devil’s Den by Carl Abrahamsson
(Feb. 8, $24.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64411-241-0). Abrahamsson, who was friends with Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey, explores LaVey’s life and legacy.
Enchanted Kitchen: Connect to Spirit with Recipes and Rituals Through the Year by Gail Bussi (June 8, $17.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-7387-7060-4). This month-by-month program provides recipes and practices intended to help readers connect with the magic and power of the kitchen.
Radical Healership: How to Build a Values-Driven Healing Practice in a Profit-Driven World by Laura Mae Northrup (Feb. 8, $17.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-62317-599-3). Therapist Northrup outlines strategies for growing a business that’s centered on ethical principles and creating an agenda that doesn’t harm.
All for Love: The Transformational Power of Holding Space by Matt Kahn (May 17, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-68364-914-4) examines the contradiction between the spiritual concept of love for others and the numerous ways (politics, gender, religious) in which society is currently divided. 60,000-copy announced first printing.
Sacred Medicine: A Doctor’s Quest to Unravel the Mysteries of Healing by Lissa Rankin (Apr. 5, $28.99,
ISBN 978-1-68364-742-3). Physician Rankin considers often-asked questions about when traditional medicine fails, and suggests ways to parse legitimate health information. 100,000-copy announced first printing.
The Modern Art of Brujería: A Beginner’s Guide to Spellcraft, Medicine Making, and Other Traditions of the Global South by Lou Florez (Feb. 15, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-64604-319-4) offers a take on witchcraft that combines Latin American and Afro-Caribbean traditions while referencing colonialism.
The Modern Craft: Powerful Voices on Witchcraft Ethics, edited by Alice Tarbuck and Claire Askew (May 10, $16.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-78678-644-9) collects essays about issues found in witchcraft, including how depictions of witchcraft can perpetuate negative stereotypes, and how gender roles should be reexamined.
Health & Fitness
Immune Resilience: The Breakthrough Plan to Protect Your Body and Fight Disease by Romilly Hodges (Apr. 5, $28, ISBN 978-0-593-33083-8) offers a plan to help readers customize a lifestyle that builds natural immune resistance.
Stress and Inflammation: A Silent Epidemic by Lenae White and Larry Davis (Apr. 26, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-61254-550-9) aims to show the connection between stress, inflammation, and the reader’s overall health.
My Pleasure: An Intimate Guide to Loving Your Body and Having Great Sex by Laura Delarato (Mar. 29, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-7972-1074-2) comprises an illustrated guide to better sex, advocacy for self-care, and ideas for cultivating a positive image and sexual wellness.
Who Is Wellness For? An Examination of Wellness Culture and Who It Leaves Behind by Fariha Róisín (June 14, $26.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307708-9) investigates native practices that have been stripped of cultural specificity in order to be repackaged and marketed as wellness routines. 50,000-copy announced first printing.
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Your Natural Midlife: A Nutritional Guide Through Perimenopause and Beyond by Karen Newby (Apr. 12, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-911682-23-3). Nutritional therapist and lifestyle coach Newby draws on her professional and personal experiences to deliver advice for before, during, and after menopause.
Queer Conception: The Complete Fertility Guide for Queer and Trans Parents-to-Be by Kristin Kali (May 24, $19.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-63217-398-0). Midwife Kali lays out fertility plans for members of the LGBTQ community who’ve made the decision to become parents.
What You Must Know About Eyestrain by Jeffrey Anshel (Feb. 1, $16.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-7570-0501-5) takes a look at eye strain and suggests simple fixes for routine problems.
Plant Power: Flip Your Plate, Change Your Weight by Ian K. Smith (Apr. 5, $28.99, ISBN 978-1-250-27802-9) offers a recipe for flipping one’s diet from 70% meat–30% plants to 30% meat–70% plants.
Move More at Your Desk: Reduce Back Pain and Increase Your Energy at Work by Kerrie-Anne Bradley (Feb. 8, $20.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-78678-607-4) provides exercises intended to alleviate the pain caused by sitting.
Home & Hobbies
My Pretty Brown Doll: Crochet Patterns for a Doll That Looks Like You by Yolonda Jordan (May 3, $22.50 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-4197-5039-7) collects patterns and techniques that can be used to create a customizable doll with a variety of skin tones and hairstyles.
Taming the Potted Beast by Molly Williams (May 3, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5248-6900-7) explores the history of the houseplant and offers advice on caring for it.
A Zero Waste Family: In Thirty Days by Anita Vandyke (Apr. 5, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-954641-12-9) uses minimalist tenets and a “zero waste” philosophy to tackle the question: How does a family stay waste free?
The Mini-Forest: Flipping Empty Lots into Ecosystems by Hannah Lewis (June 20, $19.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64502-127-8) digs into Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki’s method of forest regeneration and suggests ways to create a mini-forest.
Four-Season Food Gardening: How to Grow Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs Year-Round by Misilla Dela Llana (Feb. 15, $26.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-7603-7273-9) outlines methods for growing food in all four seasons, as well as DIY projects for dealing with the elements.
How to Garden When You Rent: Make It Your Own, Keep Your Landlord Happy by Matthew Pottage (Mar. 29, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-2692-4) dispenses tips and tricks for creating a plant space that both renters and their landlords will approve of.
You Grow, Gurl! Plant Kween’s Lush Guide to Growing Your Garden by Christopher Griffin (Mar. 22, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-06-307704-1). Griffin, known as Plant Kween on Instagram, dispenses advice for plant- and self-care.
A Crochet World of Creepy Creatures and Cryptids: 40 Amigurumi Patterns for Adorable Monsters, Mythical Beings and More by Rikki Gustafson (June 21, $21.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64567-538-9) features amigurumi patterns that allow crafters to make their favorite creatures from horror and fantasy.
From Earth: Create Your Own Natural Apothecary by Charlotte Rasmussen (Apr. 1, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-925946-25-3) shows readers how to make health and beauty products from freely available ingredients.
The Perfect 100 Day Project: How to Choose, Make, and Finish Your Creative Project by Rich Armstrong (Mar. 1, $25 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-68198-819-1) offers a guide through the 100 Day Project program and demonstrates ways to explore one’s creative side.
Refashion, Restyle, Restitch: 20 Stylish Sewing Projects from Preloved Clothes & Homewares by Debbie Shore and Kimberley Hind (May 10, $19.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-78221-993-4). The mother-daughter duo of Shore and Hind share projects that upcycle old and unwanted fabric into a variety of items.
Welcome to the Jungle: Rare Tropical Houseplants to Collect, Grow, and Love by Enid Offolter (May 10, $28, ISBN 978-1-9848-5994-5) surveys rare houseplants and shares advice on how to take care of them.
The Lazy Genius Kitchen: Have What You Need, Use What You Have, and Enjoy It Like Never Before by Kendra Adachi (Mar. 22, $26, ISBN 978-0-525-65394-3) uses a five-step process to declutter the kitchen and rethink such kitchen-related tasks as meal planning and grocery shopping.
Sustainable Garden: Projects, Tips and Advice for the Eco-friendly Gardener by Marian Boswall (Mar. 15, $22.50, ISBN 978-0-7112-6788-6) proposes plans for gardeners who want to create a sustainable, environmentally friendly space.
How to Fail Successfully: Finding Your Creative Potential Through Mistakes and Challenges by Brandon Stosuy (June 21, $17.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-4197-4654-3) examines what happens after releasing content into the world, taking pointers from creatives in numerous disciplines on how to deal with the negativity that can come afterward, and often from within.
Positively Introverted: Finding Your Way in a World Full of People by Maureen Marzi Wilson (Apr. 5, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-5072-1668-2). The creator of the Introvert Doodles comics on Instagram offers advice and illustrations to help introverts manage daily life.
More of You: The Fat Girl’s Field Guide to the Modern World by Amanda Martinez Beck (May 24, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-7424-3) advocates for less fatphobia in the world and more self-acceptance from those considered fat.
Chicken Soup for the Soul
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Kindness Matters: 101 Stories of Compassion and Paying It Forward by Amy Newmark (Mar. 22, $14.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-61159-088-3). This installment to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series focuses on kindness and compassion.
How to Live Like the Little Prince: A Grown-Up’s Guide to Rediscovering Imagination, Adventure, and Awe by Stéphane Garnier (Apr. 12, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-7972-1573-0) uses The Little Prince as a lodestar and applies lessons from the book to modern-day living.
Inspired: Understanding Creativity: A Journey Through Art, Science, and the Soul by Matt Richtel (Apr. 19, $29.99, ISBN 978-0-06-302553-0). Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Richtel considers creativity and ways to take advantage of one’s potential.
Unfuck Your Grief: Using Science to Heal Yourself and Support Others by Faith G. Harper (June 14, $9.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-62106-204-2) shines a humorous light on strategies for supporting someone while they’re grieving.
Big Feelings: How to Be OK When Things Are Not OK by Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy (Apr. 26, $24, ISBN 978-0-593-41823-9). Fosslien and Duffy’s illustrated guide aims to help readers navigate intense emotions and offers ideas for making them manageable.
The Bullied Brain: Heal Your Scars and Restore Your Health by Jennifer Fraser (Apr. 15, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-63388-778-7) explores ways to protect oneself from bullying bosses, family members, and friends.
Ready: How to Know When to Go and When to Stay by David Richo (Apr. 19, $17.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-61180-949-7). Psychotherapist Richo provides readers with the tools they need to make the decision of whether to stay in a situation or to find an exit.
When a Child Dies: A Hopeful Healing Guide for Surviving the Loss of a Child by Claire Aagaard (Apr. 1, $14.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-7282-4589-8). Grief counselor Aagaard addresses common questions a parent has after a child’s death and draws on her own experience with the death of a child to offer words of comfort.
Embrace Your Almost: Find Clarity and Contentment in the In-Betweens, Not-Quites, and Unknowns by Jordan Lee Dooley (Apr. 5, $24, ISBN 978-0-593-19344-0). Failing at a goal or dream isn’t necessarily a bad thing, according to Dooley. In this book, she advocates for rethinking plans and redefining what matters.