The 2021 Spring Minimalist Reads List
TThe 2021 Spring Reading List is here, and I’m super excited for it to be out in the world! Spring is both a transitional season and a time for new beginnings, and it’s the perfect time to refresh and renew your reading life.
The Spring Reading List has twenty-six new releases, organized across six categories, so you can head straight to your favorite section if you prefer. Because we’re all about lifestyle here, you’ll also find some fun things to do at home this season, along with some recipes.
In the guide, we have dedicated one category to the “minimalist reader.” Our Minimalist Reads list has six titles that we highly recommend if you’re only planning to pick up a few reads this Spring!
It’s super hard narrowing an initial list of hundreds of books down to a third of the size and then narrowing them down to our top six. You can expect these reads to be across genres, beautifully written, compelling, thought-provoking, enjoyable, and great for discussions.
THE 2021 SPRING MINIMALIST READS LIST
Popisho by Leone Ross
Popisho is a playful love story, a portrait of community, a boldly sensual meditation on desire and addiction, and a critique of the legacies of corruption and colonialism. Inspired by the author’s Jamaican homeland, inflected with rhythms and textures of an amalgam of languages.
Half Life by Jillian Cantor
Reimagines the pioneering, passionate life of Marie Curie using a parallel structure to create two alternative timelines, one that mirrors her real life, one that explores the consequences for Marie and for science if she’d made a different choice.
The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon
A chilling new novel about a woman who returns to the old family home after her sister mysteriously drowns in its swimming pool…but she’s not the pool’s only victim.
My Broken Language by Quiara Alegría Hudes
A Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright tells her lyrical story of coming of age against the backdrop of an ailing Philadelphia barrio, with her sprawling Puerto Rican family as a collective muse.
Three O’Clock in the Morning by Gianrico Carofiglio
A coming-of-age novel about a father and his teenage son who are forced to spend two sleepless nights exploring the city of Marseilles, a journey of unexpected adventure and profound discovery that helps them come to truly know each other.
Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne
A clever, funny, and unforgettable story of a muscular, tattooed man hired as an assistant to two old women–under the watchful eye of a beautiful retirement home manager.
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 2021? What books would you add to the list?