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The 2022 Winter Minimalist Reads List

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

The 2022 Winter Reading Guide

The second annual BiblioLifestyle Winter Reading Guide is finally here, and I’m super excited for it to be out in the reading world!  Especially because the short, cold winter days beg for blankets, hot beverages, and lots of good books.

About The Winter Reading Guide

The Winter Reading Guide has a total of thirty new releases organized across seven categories and six classic novels. There is also one extra category dedicated to the minimalist reader.  The Minimalist Reads List is for those readers who are 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, along with some winter-themed recipes. In addition, I’ve also included some tips to help you improve your reading life.

The 2022 Winter Reading Guide

Winter Reading Guide Minimalist Reading

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 winter!  

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 Winter Minimalist Reads List

The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan


A dystopian novel about a young mother sent to a government school where mothers learn how to be good and prove their worth to earn their children back.

Yonder by Jabari Asim

Set in the mid-19th century in the American South, a group of enslaved people love hard, dream of freedom, and believe in the power of words and storytelling.

Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez


A sister and brother grapple with family, personal ambition, and identity with the social and political landscape in Brooklyn and Puerto Rico as a backdrop.

Lorraine Hansberry by Charles J. Shields

A revealing biography that documents a great American author and the personal and cultural forces that informed her life and tragically short career.

Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan

Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan


Inspired by Chinese mythology, a young woman’s quest to free her mother forces her to choose between the people she loves and the world’s fate.

Real Easy by Marie Rutkoski

A young woman is found murdered. The woman with her is now missing, allegedly kidnapped, and the search begins for a killer targeting women.

Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly

London, the first openly nonbinary contestant on a cooking show and their clumsy competitor Dahlia feel the heat inside and outside the kitchen.

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

After midnight, the Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, and Hercule Poirot must find the killer before the murderer decides to strike again.

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?

Winter 2022 Minimalist Reading List

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