Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Rainy Day Reads

Happy Tuesday lovely people! We worked our butts off this weekend, doing all of the Spring chores that it's been too windy or rainy to do until now. The front of our house now sports adorable handmade window boxes, and a potting ledge! We even re-mulched the front planters and re-screened our windows. Hahaha. Ah, home ownership. It's a thing.

Now let's get to the prompt.
Top Ten Rainy Day Reads

This is hilariously appropriate because, despite the weather not telling us, it's totally sprinkling outside. What are you gonna do?

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

This is actually a book that I'm leading a group read of right now, and one that I've read before! Sarah Addison Allen weaves such beautiful magical realism stories, that it makes it the perfect place to escape to on a rainy day! Garden Spells, in particular, is one of my favorites. 

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

So I might be just a little bit biased, because this is one of my favorite stories of all time, but this is an excellent rainy day read. Foggy moors, unrequited love, and the kind of witty banter that can only come out of the mouth of a Bennett. 

The House With A Clock In Its Walls by John Bellairs

A perfect rainy day read needs a little bit of mystery, and that's where this book comes in. A little spooky, but with the kind of characters who make you want to explore right alongside them. It's one of my favorite books and, in my opinion, an excellent rainy day choice.

Elevation by Stephen King

In my opinion, novellas are excellent rainy day reads because there's not a lot of commitment there. You can start in the morning, meander through, maybe even nap, and you can still finish by the evening. I loved this Stephen King story, even though it had a lot of divided reviews. I recommend it!

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry

Looking for a witty, unapologetic read that will equal parts make you giggle and gasp? That's this book. I think a boarding school is just an excellent place to spend a rainy day, and the girls from this particular school are such fun company!

Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

I think I rainy weather would only accent a read of this beautifully written book. It's already full of the kind of emotional tension that puts you on edge, but it's also written in a way that makes you swoon.

The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston

If you're looking for a historical fiction book for your rainy day, I highly recommend this one. It's so calming to read about a small town, with one pub and all manner of old buildings. It's also so magical to get lost in the world that our main character finds herself in, transported back in time. This book had the perfect romance, and I loved it.

The Rules of Magic  by Alice Hoffman

If there is anyone I love more than Sarah Addison Allen (or maybe an equal amount?) it's Alice Hoffman. This prequel to her amazing Practical Magic is a must read, especially on a day when you're trapped inside anyway!

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

To me, a perfect rainy day Fantasy is one that I can easily fall into and be totally enamored with. This book fits that bill easily, and will enchant you too! Who doesn't love a story with a good forbidden romance?

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

It feels only fitting to end on this book, since it's one of my all time favorites. Anything Neil Gaiman is a rainy day read. Anything Neil Gaiman is an excellent audio book to doze to, or knit to, or pretty much just sit and zone out to. This man is magical, and this book is one of his best.

FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion.


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