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The 2022 Summer Minimalist Reads List

Our Minimalist Reads list has eight standout books we highly recommend you read this Summer!

Summer 2022 Reading List

The third annual BiblioLifestyle Summer Reading Guide is finally here, and I’m super excited for it to be out in the reading world!  Summer is a time for sunny days, vacations, and much-needed downtime.  Plus it’s the perfect time to read some really great books.

This year’s reading guide has a total of thirty new releases organized across eight categories.  Because we’re all about lifestyle here, you’ll also find some fun things to do at home this season, along with some summer-themed recipes.  In addition, I’ve also included some tips to help you improve your reading life.

Summer 2022 Reading Guide

In the guide, we have dedicated one category to the “minimalist reader.”  Our Minimalist Reads list has eight titles, one from each category, that we highly recommend if you’re only planning to pick up a few reads this summer!  

It’s super hard to narrow an initial list of hundreds of books down to a third of the size and then to our top six.  However, you can expect these reads to be across genres, beautifully written, compelling, thought-provoking, enjoyable, and great for discussions.

The 2022 Summer Minimalist Reads List

Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley

Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley

Two Black siblings from a fractured family are scraping by, and we see the desperation to survive and thrive amidst loss and a sex-trafficking scandal. 

If you read and loved: There There by Tommy Orange or Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward, then this is the book for you.

Briefly, A Delicious Life by Nell Stevens

Briefly, A Delicious Life by Nell Stevens

 

Reimagines French writer George Sand and Polish composer Frédéric Chopin’s winter in Mallorca in 1838 and a 15th-century ghost that haunts their house.  

If you read and loved: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell, then this is the book for you.  

Fellowship Point by Alice Elliott

Fellowship Point by Alice Elliott 

The friendship of two women is tested when they need to decide about the piece of coastal property they own, and long-buried memories and secrets come to light. 

If you read and loved: The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney or Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane, then this is the book for you.  

We Carry Their Bones by Erin Kimmerle

We Carry Their Bones by Erin Kimmerle 

An investigation into the notorious Dozier Boys School and the contentious process of reuniting the boys with their families through forensic and DNA testing.

If you read The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, then you need to read this book because it tells the true story of the same school.

Dark Earth by Rebecca Stott

Dark Earth by Rebecca Stott 

Set in 500 AD and steeped in myth and folklore, two sisters who face enslavement discover a community of rebel women that makes everything worth fighting for.  

If you read and loved: The Lost Queen by Signe Pike, then this is the book for you.  

The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda

The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda

When a journalist investigating disappearances in a small town goes missing, the tension starts to rise when the town’s secrets are threatened to be revealed. 

If you’re looking for an entertaining thriller that will transport you to a vacation destination, then this is the book for you.  

Kings of B'more by R. Eric Thomas

Kings of B’more by R. Eric Thomas

Sixteen-year-old queer best friends spend their last day together having memorable experiences across Baltimore while keeping their protective parents off their trail. 

If you read and loved: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon or You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson, then this is the book for you.  

A Proposal They Can't Refuse by Natalie Caña

A Proposal They Can’t Refuse by Natalie Caña

Determined to outwit their grandfathers, a Puerto Rican chef, and an Irish American whiskey distiller, fake an engagement, but then feelings bubble up between them. 

If you read and loved: You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria and The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa, then this is the book for you.  

What do you think about the books on this list?

Are you looking forward to any books from this list?  What books are you looking forward to reading in 2022?  What books would you add to the list?

Summer 2022 Reading List

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  1. Annette says:

    This looks like a wonderfully curated list of genres. Thank you!

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