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