Hi everyone, I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these, mine has been relatively quite, just quite a bit of dogsitting for my parents and a lot of reading, I finished King of Fools and OMG it was amazing but I’m not really sure how I’m supposed to wait for the third book now? I’ve also got a lot of final things coming up for Uni this week, final dinner, final club photos, last Sports Ball and it’s kind of hitting home that Uni is going to be done soon, which is a whole weird mix of emotions!
Anyway, since it’s Tuesday, I have a new Top Ten Tuesday courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we’re talking Rainy Day Reads, and I have to admit I wasn’t really sure what to make of it, because I don’t really match my reading to the seasons/weather, so I’ve decided to kind of interpret it as engrossing books that you could sit and read all day if you were stuck inside. So here we go, Rainy Day Reads:
- A Darker Shade of Magic-VE Schwab
Completely engrossing, with fantastic characters, an incredible world to dive into and fast paced, action packed plot, A Darker Shade of Magic is a great book to get stuck into if you’re inside all day because you will be instantly transported into the Londons and you won’t want to come out again until the rain has stopped.
2. The Exact Opposite of Okay-Laura Steven
What better to curl up with on a rainy day than a funny book? You can while away the hours laughing hysterically at Izzy O’Neill but also getting righteously angry about slut shaming, revenge porn, the Friend Zone and all of the other important topics this book touches on.
3. Moxie-Jennifer Mathieu
In a very similar vein, Moxie is also a super fun, super feminist book and it’s quite short so you could easily get through it in a day, heck, even an couple of hours if you’re a really fast reader. I read this one on the train from Stirling to London last year, and it was the perfect distraction for a five hour train journey!
4. Unwind-Neal Shusterman
Not exactly the most upbeat book to spend a rainy day with, but it is engrossing, I read most of it whilst waiting for three hours in a car for my mum to buy a kitchen in France (it’s a long story) so I can personally attest to its powers of distraction.
5. Percy Jackson and The Olympians series-Rick Riordan
Depending on how long the rain goes on for/how fast of a reader you are, you could easily get through all five Percy Jackson books in the course of one rainy day, and Percy’s snarky inner monologue would be the perfect distraction from the miserable weather outside, plus what better way to forget about the rain than by diving into dangerous quests with Greek demigods?
6. Rebel of The Sands-Alwyn Hamilton
This one has a double edged bonus, it’s set in the desert so whilst it’s raining outside, you can escape to somewhere warm through the pages of a book and plus the book travels at such breakneck speed that you’ll easily be able to while away the time waiting for the rain to pass.
7. Skulduggery Pleasant-Derek Landy
If you’re looking for a funny, exciting, Irish urban fantasy to while away the rainy hours with, then Skulduggery Pleasant is definitely for you. The series does get a lot darker as it goes on, but the first book is the perfect, humorous, magical adventure to dive into on a rainy day (and the rest of the series is even more amazing).
8. Dangerous Girls-Abigail Haas
Dangerous Girls is probably my favourite YA thriller that I’ve ever read, it’s twisty, intriguing and has what I think is the best WTF ending of all time. It’s all about toxic friendships and you’ll be kept guessing as to what actually happened to Elise till the bitter end, plus it’s set in Aruba, so you can escape somewhere warm and sunny on a cold, rainy day.
9. The Raven Boys-Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven Boys isn’t exactly the fastest read, but I feel like it’s atmosphere fits so well with the idea of a “rainy day read”. It’s wonderfully atmospheric and intriguing and has my favourite group of friends, possibly ever in a book and the idea of curling up with this book and a mug of hot chocolate (or whatever your warm drink of choice is), on a rainy day seems perfect to me.
10. Caraval-Stephanie Garber
Again, perhaps not the fastest read, but the mysterious atmosphere fits perfectly with a rainy day, this is another one where you could easily curl up in bed with a mug of your preferred warm drink and just forget about the world as you’re transported into Caraval.
So there you have it, books I think would make perfect Rainy Day Reads, or any day really, these are all great books! Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? What are your favourite rainy day reads? Let me know in the comments!
Next week’s topic is First Ten Books I Reviewed, so that should be a fun one, though I will not be sharing the reviews because honestly some of my early reviews are incredibly embarassing! Meanwhile I don’t really have anything planned for the rest of the week, so my next post likely won’t be until next Tuesday, so keep an eye out for that.