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The Fall Reading List 2023 Minimalist Edition

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

Last Updated on September 27, 2023 by BiblioLifestyle

The 2023 Fall Reading List - Minimalist Fall Reading List 2023

Ah, autumn!  As the leaves turn an array of vibrant shades and pumpkins fill up storefronts, it’s impossible not to get into the spirit of fall.  It’s also that season that’s perfect for curling up with a cozy blanket, a good book, and getting lost in new worlds.  As new books grace bookshelves every week, it can get overwhelming to decide what to read next, and that’s where the fourth annual BiblioLifestyle Fall Reading Guide comes in handy!  The guide has a total of thirty books organized across nine categories, but even that can feel overwhelming for some readers, too, so I’ve made a list of eight must-read books that you won’t want to miss out on in the Fall Reading List 2023 Minimalist Edition!

About The 2023 Fall Reading Guide

The 2023 Fall Reading Guide has thirty new releases organized across nine categories.  There is also one extra category dedicated to the minimalist reader.  The Minimalist Fall Reading List 2023 Minimalist Edition 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 fall-themed activities and recipes. 

BiblioLifestyle Fall Reading List 2023

The Fall Reading List 2023 Minimalist Edition

In The 2023 Fall Reading 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 books this summer!  

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 eight.  So you can expect these reads to be across genres, beautifully written, compelling, thought-provoking, enjoyable, and great for discussions.

The 8 Must Read Books on The Fall Reading List 2023 Minimalist Edition

  • Family Meal by Bryan Washington
  • Wifedom by Anna Funder
  • Beyond the Door of No Return by David Diop, translated by Sam Taylor
  • Murder and Mamon by Mia P. Manansala
  • Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll
  • Starling House by Alix E. Harrow
  • Holler, Child by LaToya Watkins
  • A Dish Best Served Hot by Natalie Caña
The 2023 Minimalist Fall Reading List

More About The Books on The Fall Reading List 2023 Minimalist Edition

Family Meal by Bryan Washington

Family Meal by Bryan Washington

After the tragic death of his boyfriend, Cam returns to Houston and becomes entangled in a web of addiction, grief, and complicated relationships.

If you read and loved: Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley, Luster by RavenLeilani, or Bryan’s previous book Memorial, this book is for you.  

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Wifedom by Anna Funder

Wifedom by Anna Funder

A biography of George Orwell’s first wife that highlights how crucial she was to his success and how she directly influenced some of his most famous works.

If you read and loved: Orwell’s Roses by Rebecca Solnit or All That I Am by Anna Funder, this book is for you.

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Beyond the Door of No Return by David Diop, translated by Sam Taylor

Beyond the Door of No Return by David Diop, translated by Sam Taylor

Told from the perspective of a French botanist in Senegal who becomes obsessed with finding a woman sold into slavery who escaped and returned to a nearby village.

If you read and loved: How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue, Gravel Heart by Abdulrazak Gurnah, or David’s previous book, At Night All Blood Is Black, this book is for you.  

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Murder and Mamon by Mia P. Manansala

Murder and Mamon by Mia P. Manansala

Lila Macapagal’s godmothers are about to open a laundromat, but when a dead body is found inside the laundromat, Lila investigates with the help of a retired police detective.

If you read and loved: Mimi Lee Gets a Clue by Jennifer J. Chow or any of Mia’s previous Tita Rosie’s Kitchen Mystery books, this book is for you.

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Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll

Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll

The only eyewitness to a horrible crime must confront the past when she receives a mysterious letter thirty years later.

If you read and loved: The Guest List by Lucy Foley, The Girls by Emma Cline, or Jessica’s previous book Luckiest Girl Alive, this book is for you.

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Starling House by Alix E. Harrow

Starling House by Alix E. Harrow

A grim and gothic tale that follows Opal and Arthur as they confront buried secrets and sinister forces in a small town haunted by a mysterious house.

If you read and loved: Book of Night by Holly Black or Alix’s previous book, The Ten Thousand Doors of January, this book is for you.

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Holler, Child by LaToya Watkins

Holler, Child by LaToya Watkins

A collection of stories that portrays West Texas characters facing loss, disappointment, and betrayal, with stories that explore the power and resilience of women.

If you read and loved: Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine or Lot by Bryan Washington, this book is for you.

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A Dish Best Served Hot by Natalie Caña

A Dish Best Served Hot by Natalie Caña

Former high school sweethearts reunite after decades apart because of their grandfathers, and they now have a chance at a fresh start.

If you read and loved: Talk Bookish to Me by Kate Bromley or Natalie’s previous book, A Proposal They Can’t Refuse, this book is for you.

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What do you think about the books on this list?

Are you looking forward to any books from the 2023 fall reading list: minimalist edition?  What books are you looking forward to reading this fa;;?  What books would you add to the list?

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