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The 2022 Spring Minimalist Reads List

Our Minimalist Reads list has six standout books we highly recommend you read this Spring!

The 2022 Spring Reading Guide Minimalist Reads List

The second annual BiblioLifestyle Spring Reading Guide is finally here, and I’m super excited for it to be out in the reading world!  Especially because Spring is a time for new beginnings, and it’s the perfect time to refresh and renew your reading life and discover lots of good books.

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

The BiblioLifestyle 2022 Spring Reading Guide

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 2022 Spring Minimalist Reads List

When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo


Set in Trinidad and Tobago and infused with Caribbean mythology, the destines of a gravedigger and woman who communicates with spirits become entwined.

Forbidden City by Vanessa Hua

Forbidden City by Vanessa Hua 


Set in 1960s China, the ambitions of a teenage girl catch Chairman Mao’s eye. She becomes his lover and confidant, but eventually, she sees her disillusionment.

The Caretakers by Amanda Bestor-Siegal

The Caretakers by Amanda Bestor-Siegal


Told from the point of view of six women, an American au pair is arrested after the mysterious death of her host family’s child. An exploration of family and belonging.

The Children on the Hill by Jennifer McMahon


Inspired by Frankenstein, a hospital is rumored to have “monsters” as patients. Forty years later, a podcaster follows a lead about a monster that abducts young girls.

The No-Show by Beth O'Leary

The No-Show by Beth O’Leary


Three different women are in love with the same man, and when he doesn’t show up to his Valentine’s dates with any of them, they each try to untangle the truth.

Nobody Gets Out Alive by Leigh Newman

A collection of stories about women whose tough exteriors conceal vulnerabilities as they navigate the harsh Alaskan landscape and male-dominated society

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?

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