The 2021 Fall Minimalist Reads List

Welcome to the second annual BiblioLifestyle Fall Reading List!  While I get most of my reading done in the summer, fall is my favorite reading season.  It’s so comforting to cozy up under a blanket in the cooler weather with a cuppa and a book.

The 2021 Fall Reading List has forty-two new releases organized across seven categories and six classic novels.  You’ll also find some reading tips, fun things to do at home, along with some fall-themed recipes.

BiblioLifestyle 2021 Fall Reading Guide

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

It’s super hard narrowing an initial list of hundreds of books down and then narrowing them down to our top eight.  You can expect these books to be across genres, beautifully written, compelling, thought-provoking, enjoyable, and great for discussions.


Assembly  Natasha Brown
Assembly by Natasha Brown

While preparing to attend a lavish party, a Black British woman considers the carefully assembled pieces of her life and whether it’s time to take it all apart.

Harlem Shuffle : A Novel Colson Whitehead
Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead 

Set in 1960s Harlem with a cast of underworld figures, a historical heist novel shows gradual changes in the city and the novel’s protagonist.

The Days of Afrekete : A Novel Asali Solomon
The Days of Afrekete by Asali Solomon 

Two women at midlife who were friends and lovers rediscover themselves and reflect on their life choices, sexuality, and race.

Concepcion : An Immigrant Family's Fortunes Albert Samaha
Concepcion by Albert Samaha 

A journalist uncovers his family’s story while giving us a window into Filipino history, experiences of Filipinx immigrants, colonialism, and American imperialism.

Rizzio : A Novella Denise Mina
Rizzio by Denise Mina 

A historical mystery recreates a gruesome episode from the Tudor era – the bloody assassination of David Rizzo, private secretary to Mary Queen of Scots.

No Gods, No Monsters Cadwell Turnbull
No Gods, No Monsters by Cadwell Turnbull 

Laina is mourning her brother, whom a cop killed, but then she discovers her brother was a werewolf and that monsters exist.

Payback’s a Witch  Lana Harper
Payback’s a Witch by Lana Harper

A young witch returns to her magical hometown and is drawn into a plan with her best friend to seek revenge on the man who double-timed them.

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier 

The second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew and walked in the shadow of her mysterious predecessor.


Are you looking forward to any books from this list?  What books are you looking forward to reading in 2021?  What books would you add to the list?

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