These are all books that I have read and enjoyed! Some are classics, some published recently, but all of them have great things to teach us about some element of hospitality. I’ve included Amazon links so you can learn more and purchase your own copies. Any purchases you make through these links help support The Welcome Cat, and I thank you for that!
I’ll update this collection periodically as I find new treasures to share. Enjoy!
The definitive guide to manners in the modern world, this classic (and updated!) book has answers for sticky situations and everyday graces. She teaches us the purpose of etiquette is to put others at ease.
by Kristin Schell
A busy mom with a gift for hospitality wanted to find a way to connect with her community that didn’t require exhausting effort. A common picnic table painted turquoise in her front yard started a movement.
by John Bridges and Bryan Curtis
A smart and witty guide for men that offers advice and specific examples of how to navigate even the most awkward human interactions with class.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
by Marie Kondo
In this short book full of funny stories and practical advice, Marie Kondo systematically helps readers make decisions about what things they want in their lives, and helps them have the courage to let go of the things that weigh them down.
by Gary Chapman
Not everyone communicates love the same way, but knowing your own “love language” and the “love languages” of those you care about will revolutionize how you make each other feel every day. Gary Chapman helps you figure it out! Other editions of this book apply directly to teenagers, parents, and singles.
Know a great book to add to this library? I want to hear about it!