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The Ultimate 2022 Summer Reading List: Minimalist Edition

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

Last Updated on March 27, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle

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.

About The 2022 Summer Reading Guide

The 2022 Summer Reading Guide has thirty new releases organized across eight categories. There is also one extra category dedicated to the minimalist reader.  The Minimalist Reads List is for readers only planning to pick up a few books this season.  Because we’re all about lifestyle here, you’ll also find some fun things to do at home this season and some summer-themed recipes.  In addition, I’ve also included some tips to help you improve your reading life.

SUMMER READING LINKS:

Summer 2022 Reading Guide

The 2022 Summer Reading Minimalist List

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.

PODCAST EPISODE: SUMMER READING + MINIMALIST LIST

Tune in to this podcast episode to learn more about each book that made the 2022 summer minimalist reads list and get insight into creating the guide and similar books you can add to your TBR!

The 2022 Summer Reading Guide Minimalist List

The books I’m recommending you add to your summer reading list are:

  • Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley
  • Briefly, A Delicious Life by Nell Stevens
  • Fellowship Point by Alice Elliott 
  • We Carry Their Bones by Erin Kimmerle 
  • Dark Earth by Rebecca Stott 
  • The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda
  • Kings of B’more by R. Eric Thomas
  • A Proposal They Can’t Refuse by Natalie Caña
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. 

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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.  

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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. 

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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.

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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.  

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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What do you think about the books on the 2022 Summer Reading Guide Minimalist list?

Have you read any of these books? Are any of them on your TBR?  What books are you adding to your 2022 summer reading list?  Let’s talk all about summer reading in the comments below.

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  1. Annette says:

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

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