We have been having fun with Top Ten Tuesday, so we decided we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Since January 2018 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic is Rainy Day Reads. I had to think about my picks for a while even though I love rainy days! When we would go camping I would always hope for a rainy day or two so I could stay in bed and just read all day long. Some of these books are me reminiscing but others I genuinely think would be great to read on a rainy day. So let’s get into!
1.Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling
Do I even have to talk about this one? Harry Potter is a very obvious choice in my opinion, as it’s a book that is ALWAYS a good idea. But whenever I’m lying in bed, or on the couch and it\s pouring outside, HP makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. I love rereading Harry Potter and will continue doing so forever and ever.
2.The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
This was one of the books I read while camping, lying in my bed listing to the rain. So that memory is very much attached to this book. And I think the feeling and atmosphere of the book fit quite well with rainy days. I felt pretty hopeless while reading the Hunger Games but ended up adoring the complete trilogy (and the movies!).
3. Uprooted – Naomi Novik
Uprooted is one of my favorite books ever! It’s such an atmospheric read, especially with the creepy forest. What can be better than reading about a spreading forest, a dragon, and a girl learning magic, while listening to the rain on your windows? If you haven’t read Uprooted yet, please do! It’s been described as a modern day fairytale and I think that it pretty accurate.
4.Little Monsters – Kara Thomas
Little Monsters is a wonderful YA thriller. It’s a pretty dark read and that’s exactly what I like to read in this scenario. When it’s dark and wet outside, and you’re warm and cozy under a blanket, this is the kind of book I want to have in my hands. You won’t see the twist coming and it’s a very satisfying mystery.
5.Vicious – V.E. Schwab
I adore Victoria and could’ve add almost all of her books on this list. She writes some dark and atmospheric reads. Vicious is an adult title and features some unlikeable characters. We follow a true antihero and I had so much fun doing so. I still have to finish Vengeful and I might just do so on the next rainy day.
6.The Rook – Daniel O’Malley
This was my last book of 2018 and it was such a pleasant surprise! It’s an adult urban fantasy and the most wonderful thing ever. There are a ton of amazing characters, a nice setting, and some thrilling twists. I loved the atmosphere in the book and this it fits very well with a rainy day. You can lay on the couch and completely focus your attention on this story. I hope to do so soon with the sequel.
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle was one of my absolute favorite books of 2018. This book deserved so much more attention than it was getting! If you’re into mystery thrillers, this is the book for you to pick up. I was fully engrossed in the story and I think that is exactly what you want in a rainy day read.
8.Three Dark Crowns – Kendare Blake
A lot of people complain that this is a slow paced book but I was never bothered by that. I read the whole book in one day while on vacation. There is a lot of world building and you have to get to know our three main characters quite well. That obviously takes time. Book two and three are a little more fast paced so if that’s all that bothered you I would urge you to pick up the rest of the books. This is one of my favorite series at the moment!
9.Follow Me Back – A.V. Geiger
Candyce got me this one for my birthday last year. And I finished it before I went to sleep after we exchanged gifts. It was such a wonderful YA thriller and I just couldn’t put it down. Especially at one point, I just had to know how it would all end because I wouldn’t be able to fall asleep other wise. These kind of reads are made even better by being in the right atmosphere and it raining outside really helps.
And the last one is another V.E. Schwab read! But this time it’s a Middle Grade book. City of Ghosts is set in Edinburgh and while I haven’t been there, this book made me feel like I have. It describes the city so well and I think that Edinburgh, and ghosts, are perfect for a rainy day. Even though its middle grade, it still spooky and scary!
These are 10 of my favorite Rainy Day Reads! Have you read any of these? And do you agree on them being rainy day reads? What are some of your favorite books to read when it’s raining outside? Let me know in the comments!