DEI and DIY are among the themes of this season’s offerings, which touch on subjects ranging from living a meaningful life to movement and sustainability.
The Body Liberation Project: How Understanding Racism and Diet Culture Helps Cultivate Joy and Build Collective Freedom
Chrissy King. Tiny Reparations, Mar. 14 ($27, ISBN 978-0-593-18704-3)
Fitness training and strength coach King advocates moving beyond body positivity to help free all bodies, particularly those of people in marginalized groups.
Built to Move: The Ten Essential Habits to Help You Move Freely and Live Fully
Kelly and Juliet Starrett. Knopf, Apr. 4 ($28, ISBN 978-0-593-53480-9)
After working with elite athletes, the Starretts turn their attention to helping people of varying abilities move. 200,000-copy announced first printing.
Enchantment: Awakening Wonder in an Anxious Age
Katherine May. Riverhead, Feb. 28 ($25, ISBN 978-0-593-32999-3)
The author of Wintering helps readers get past feelings of fatigue and anxiety to reconnect with the world.
It. Goes. So. Fast.: The Year of No Do-Overs
Mary Louise Kelly. Holt, Apr. 11 ($26.99, ISBN 978-1-250-85985-3)
All Things Considered cohost Kelly writes about a pivotal moment in her life and that of many parents: the year before her oldest son headed off to college.
Life Worth Living: A Guide to What Matters Most
Miroslav Volf, Matthew Croasmun, and Ryan McAnnally-Linz. Open Field, Mar. 28 ($27, ISBN 978-0-593-48930-7)
Based on the authors’ popular undergraduate course of the same name at Yale, this book explores how to lead a good life.
Love, Nature, Magic: Shamanic Journeys into the Heart of My Garden
Maria Rodale. Chelsea Green, Feb. 21 ($28, ISBN 978-1-64502-171-1)
The former head of Rodale Inc. recounts conversations with groundhogs, milkweed, paper wasps, and others in her garden, and what they’ve taught her about healing the planet.
Quitting: A Life Strategy: The Myth of Perseverance—and How the New Science of Giving Up Can Set You Free
Julia Keller. Balance, Apr. 18 ($29, ISBN 978-1-5387-2234-3)
The Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist examines the positive impact that refusing to persevere can have. 60,000-copy announced first printing.
A Recipe for More: Ingredients for a Life of Abundance and Ease
Sara Elise. Amistad, May 2 ($25.99, ISBN 978-0-06-309876-3)
Elise asks readers to consider the choices they make in order to lead fuller lives and be present for themselves and their communities.
The Re:Fashion Wardrobe: Sew Your Own Stylish, Sustainable Clothes
Portia Lawrie. Search, Apr. 25 ($25.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-78221-875-3)
Designer Lawrie offers projects for deconstructing clothes and turning them into new garments.
The Wisdom of Morrie: Living and Aging Creatively and Joyfully
Morrie Schwartz, edited by Rob Schwartz. Blackstone, Apr. 18 ($25.99, ISBN 979-8-200-81345-2)
The subject of Tuesdays with Morrie offers stories and advice on how to live and age.
Body, Mind & Spirit
The Feeling Tone: Reclaiming Your Life in a Chaotic World by Mark Williams and Danny Penman (July 18, $29, ISBN 978-1-5387-2693-8). The authors of Mindfulness present an eight-week plan for deepening the effects of mindfulness practice. 50,000-copy announced first printing.
Real Life: The Journey from Isolation to Openness and Freedom by Sharon Salzberg (Apr. 11, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-250-83573-4) offers ways to overcome pain and other obstacles.
September Letters by Brittany Snow and Jaspre Guest (May 2, $25.99, ISBN 978-0-06-324222-7). Organized by emotional experiences from grief to joy, this collection brings together letters, interviews, and exercises for connecting to oneself and others. 60,000-copy announced first printing.
Closer to Love: How to Attract the Right Relationships and Deepen Your Connection by Vex King (Feb. 14, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-321793-5) follows Good Vibes, Good Life as a guide to relationships. 75,000-copy announced first printing.
New World Library
Awaken Your Multidimensional Soul (Conversations with the Z’s #2) by Lee Harris, with Dianna Edwards (May 9, $17.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-60868-856-2). The newest book in the series, written with psychotherapist Edwards, conveys more wisdom from Harris’s spiritual guides, the Z’s.
I Ching, the Oracle: A Practical Guide to the Book of Changes by Benebell Wen (June 13, $29.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-62317-873-4) provides a new translation and annotations for a classic divination system. 25,000-copy announced first printing.
Ritual: Magical Celebrations of Nature and Community from Around the World by Nikki Van De Car, illus. by Barbara Tamilin (Mar. 14, $20, ISBN 978-0-7624-8142-2). The author of Practical Magic offers an illustrated guide to 40 ritual celebrations.
We Heal Together: Rituals and Practices for Building Community and Connection by Michelle Cassandra Johnson (Apr. 11, $19.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64547-107-3) draws on mindfulness practices and spiritual teachings from the Bhagavad Gita and includes journaling prompts.
Opening to Darkness: Eight Gateways for Being with the Absence of Light in Unsettling Times by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
(Mar. 21, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-68364-861-1) explores darkness and its potential for spurring transformation. 40,000-copy announced first printing.
Animal Intuition: Communicating with Pets, Animal Spirits, and the Energies of the Natural World by Thea Strom (July 11, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4549-4674-8) contains exercises for connecting with pets and wild animals, including those that have died.
The Evil Eye: The History, Mystery, and Magic of the Quiet Curse by Antonio Pagliarulo (May 1, $18.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-57863-797-3) explores the origins of the evil eye, as well as how to diagnose and cure it.
Health & Fitness
Eat to Beat Your Diet: Burn Fat, Heal Your Metabolism, and Live Longer by William W. Li (Mar. 21, $30, ISBN 978-1-5387-5390-3). The author of Eat to Beat Disease considers what one should eat to lose weight. 200,000-copy announced first printing.
The Age of Scientific Wellness: Why the Future of Medicine Is Personalized, Predictive, Data-Rich, and in Your Hands by Leroy Hood and Nathan Price (Apr. 4, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-674-24594-5) covers predictive technologies, applied immunotherapy, and genomically informed disease prevention.
Dismissed: Tackling the Biases That Undermine Our Health Care by Angela Marshall and Kathy Palokoff (Mar. 28, $28, ISBN 978-0-8065-4204-1) looks at the impact of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, body size, and income on the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Breasts: An Owner’s Guide by Philippa Kaye (Mar. 21, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7938-8). The first book in a new series on body literacy focuses on breasts.
In Search of Sleep: An Insomniac’s Quest to Understand the Science, Psychology, and Culture of Sleeplessness by Bregje Hofstede, trans. by Alice Tetley-Paul (Mar. 14, $26.95, ISBN 978-1-77840-016-2), combines a self-help manual with a critique of social issues leading to sleeplessness.
Healing Therapies for Long Covid: An Integrative and Intuitive Guide to Recovering from Post-acute Covid (PASC) by Vir McCoy (Apr. 18, $18.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64411-778-1) outlines steps for recovering from long Covid using various therapies, medical treatments, and other strategies.
The Intermittent Fasting Revolution: The Science of Optimizing Health and Enhancing Performance by Mark P. Mattson (Apr. 4, $27.95, $18.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-262-54598-3) lays out the benefits of moving from three meals a day to a schedule that includes periods of negligible food consumption.
The Pleasure Book by Emily Morse (June 13, $27.99, ISBN 978-0-7783-8710-7). The host of the podcast Sex with Emily holds forth on sex and pleasure, claiming the latter is a birthright.
Gut Feelings: Healing the Shame-Fueled Relationship Between What You Eat and How You Feel by Will Cole (Mar. 21, $27.99, ISBN 978-0-593-23236-1). This guide to the connection between what one eats and how one feels includes a 21-day reset plan with recipes.
Maximize Your Male Hormones: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments of Men’s Most Common Health Disorders by Pamela Wartian Smith (Mar. 15, $17.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-7570-0515-2) surveys ailments from cancer to sexual dysfunction, and the medical and natural treatments available to men.
Food, We Need to Talk: The Science-Based, Humor-Laced Last Word on Eating, Diet, and Making Peace with Your Body by Juna Gjata and Edward M. Phillips (July 11, $30, ISBN 978-1-250-28368-9). The hosts of the NPR podcast Food discuss dieting, eating, and weight.
Home & Hobbies
Kaffe Fassett’s Timeless Themes: 23 New Quilts Inspired by Classic Patterns by Kaffe Fassett (Apr. 11, $40, ISBN 978-1-4197-6140-9). The colorist and textile designer offers a fresh take on some of his best-known designs. 35,000-copy announced first printing.
Make It Yours with Mimi G: A Sewist’s Guide to a Custom Wardrobe by Mimi Goodwin (June 20, $35, ISBN 978-1-4197-5948-2) takes six size-inclusive patterns to create 26 designs and 100 looks. 25,000-copy announced first printing.
The Ecological Farm: A Minimalist, No-Till, No-Spray, Selective-Weeding, Grow-Your-Own-Fertilizer System for Eco-Organic Agriculture by Helen Atthowe (July 9, $44.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64502-181-0) shares what Atthowe and her late husband, Carl Rosato, learned from organic growing.
Get Guerrilla Gardening: A Field Guide to Planting in Public Places by Ellen Miles (May 16, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7440-7080-4) encourages gardeners to transform their communities in small ways and large, from a tin can planter to a community herb garden.
Own Your Space by Alexandra Gater (Apr. 25, $35, ISBN 978-0-06-322820-7). In this photo-filled book, DIY YouTuber Gater dispenses advice on home decor. 50,000-copy announced first printing.
Treasure Book Making: Crafting Handmade Sustainable Journals by Natasa Marinkovic (June 13, $26.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-68481-211-0) offers techniques for making handmade journals from readily available materials.
Repose in the Metropolis: The Private Gardens of New York City by Lisa Zeiger (May 28, $39.99, ISBN 978-0-7643-6602-4) features 14 gardens designed by 10 landscape designers that are both visually pleasing and ecologically sustainable.
Thames & Hudson
The Kitchen Garden: Sowing, Growing and Cooking for the Garden Enthusiast by Lucy Mora (Feb. 14, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-76076-290-2). This illustrated guide based on the seasons focuses on 55 edible plants.
The Joy of Well-Being: A Practical Guide to a Happy, Healthy, and Long Life by Jason Wachob and Colleen Wachob (May 23, $29, ISBN 978-1-5387-2482-8). The husband and wife team who head the Mindbodygreen wellness brand share advice on healthy lifestyles. 150,000-copy announced first printing.
Sisterhood Heals: The Trans-formative Power and Restorative Possibilities of Healing in Community by Joy Harden Bradford (June 27, $28, ISBN 978-0-593-49724-1). Clinical psychologist Harden, founder of the Therapy for Black Girls podcast, combines healing concepts from group therapy and sisterhood.
Momfluenced: Inside the Maddening, Picture-Perfect World of Mommy Influencer Culture by Sara Petersen (Apr. 25, $27.95, ISBN 978-0-8070-0663-4) examines the impact of mom influencers on society.
Go Be Brave: 24 3/4 Adventures for a Fearless, Wiser, and Truly Magnificent Life by Leon Logothetis (Apr. 25, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-63774-251-8). The host of the Discovery+ series The Kindness Diaries examines what true bravery is.
Your Body Is a Revolution: Healing Our Relationships with Our Bodies, Each Other, and the Earth by Tara Teng (May 16, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8378-8) invites readers to slow down and disentangle themselves from the restrictions of patriarchy and white supremacy.
Life in Five Senses: How Exploring the Senses Got Me Out of My Head and Into the World by Gretchen Rubin (Apr. 18, $28, ISBN 978-0-593-44274-6). The author of The Happiness Project examines the role of the five senses in a mindful life.
The 5 Practices of Highly Resilient People: Why Some Flourish When Others Fold by Taryn Marie Stejskal (Apr. 18, $29, ISBN 978-0-306-83161-4). Neuropsychologist Stejskal outlines five behaviors associated with resilience and how to develop them.
It’s Always Been Ours: Rewriting the Story of Black Women’s Bodies by Jessica Wilson (Feb. 7, $29, ISBN 978-0-306-82769-3). Eating disorder specialist Wilson reimagines body narratives and encourages Black women to find joy in their bodies and their identities.
Permission to Offend: The Compassionate Guide for Living Unfiltered and Unafraid by Rachel Luna (Feb. 7, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311297-1). Life coach Luna lays out tools for living unapologetically. 30,000-copy announced first printing.
Fatal Conveniences: The Harmful Habits and Toxic Products That Are Making You Sick—And the Simple Changes That Will Save Your Health by Darin Olien (May 16, $28.99, ISBN 978-0-06-311453-1). The cohost of the Netflix series Down to Earth addresses health risks from common products. 100,000-copy announced first printing.
Little, Brown Spark
The Wellness Trap: Break Free from Diet Culture, Disinformation, and Dubious Diagnoses and Find Your True Well-Being by Christy Harrison (Apr. 25, $29, ISBN 978-0-316-31560-9). The author of Anti-diet looks at ways to create a health-promoting society.
Slow Living: The Secrets to Slowing Down and Noticing Simple Joys Anywhere by Helena Woods (Apr. 11, $22.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-68481-164-9). The creator of the YouTube channel Simple Joys offers guidance for leading a slower, simpler life.
Parenting on Earth: A Philosopher’s Guide to Doing Right by Your Kids and Everyone Else by Elizabeth Cripps (Apr. 18, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-262-04758-6) challenges those raising children to be a force for change.
New World Library
The Eloquence of Silence: Surprising Wisdom in Tales of Emptiness by Thomas Moore (May 23, $18.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-60868-866-1). The author of Care of the Soul makes a case for embracing emptiness.
Real Friends Talk about Race: Bridging the Gaps Through Uncomfortable Conversations by Yseult P. Mukantabana and Hannah Summerhill (Apr. 4, $28.99, ISBN 978-0-7783-8705-3). The hosts of the Kinswomen podcast use their experiences to help others have honest dialogues.
Body Neutral: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Body Image Issues by Jessi Kneeland (June 6, $27, ISBN 978-0-593-49174-4). For Kneeland, getting past body image issues involves accepting your body, even if it isn’t what you prefer.
Happiness Is Overrated: Simple Lessons on Finding Meaning in Each Moment by Cuong Lu (May 9, $17.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64547-167-7). Lu, who grew up as a Buddhist monk under Thich Nhat Han, encourages readers to stop looking for happiness.
Simon & Schuster
You and Your Adult Child by Laurence Steinberg (Apr. 18, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-66800-948-2). An adolescence development psychologist offers a parenting guide to bond with one’s children in their 20s and 30s.