Top Ten Tuesday Fifty One – Top Ten Rainy Day Reads

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/ meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This weeks topic is one I’m pretty sure I have done a few times before, and so in an attempt to avoid repeating myself, I tried to include some new recommendations amongst some old favourite rainy day reads.  I also love how the sun has decided to shine on the one day I’m writing this, so we are just gonna have to pretend that the rain is pouring outside as it usually always is in England.

So here are ten books perfect to read on a rainy day!

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Who doesn’t want to uncover the mystery of missing homecoming queens in a small town on a rainy day?  This thriller had me suspecting absolutely every character within this story par the actual murderer, and was so well executed in its creepy atmosphere and unpredictable turns that I never saw coming.

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A city running rife with monsters and corruption seems like the perfect story to devour during a rainy day, possibly even one so stormy that it will make you believe the monsters are outside your very window.  This story is dark and addicting in the best possible way, with Katherine and August the perfect protagonists to this gorgeous dystopian.

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There is no better way to spend a rainy day than engrossing yourself in the world of a magical circus and characters you will root for from the start, which is exactly what you get with this whimsical story.  Everything from the beautiful writing style to the intricate plot is so gorgeously done that you will never want to escape this world of wonder even after you finish the final page.

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I’m pretty sure everyone has read this book by now, but if you happened to have not gotten around to it yet, then I highly recommend doing it on the next rainy day.  You will instantly get wrapped up into the world of the Grisha and Kaz’s crew as they attempt a seemingly impossible heist that will keep you turning the pages hour by hour.

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This dark retelling of the Little Mermaid will instantly pull you into its world of sirens and adventures, making it perfect to devour in one sitting during a rainy day.  It instantly drags you along as Elian and Lira race to achieve their goals and find themselves slowly growing closer and closer as they face challenge after challenge together.

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I’m pretty sure this thriller would send a shiver down my spine even if I read it in the middle of summer, but if you want to fully immerse yourself in the spooky nature of this read, then a rainy day is the way to go.  It is full of twists and turns that will keep you hooked till the very end, making you read well into the night just to see what happens to our characters.

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I don’t know why, but historical fictions always make me think of colder, wetter weather, hence why I think this gorgeous tale of mystery and a strange miniature house would be a perfect rainy day read.  I love this beautiful tale of friendship and acceptance that is so much than it seems at first, and so I would love to see more people dive into it.

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If you want a book that will immerse yourself in a complete new universe, allowing you to escape from the world for just a little while, then this is the perfect sci-fi to give a go.  I love everything about this book, from the mismatched crew to the detailed world building, and so I would definitely recommend it for the next time a rainy day comes around.

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The Victorian England setting of this trilogy instantly makes me imagine a gloomy, rainy scene outside the windows whilst you escape to the London institute with Will, Jem and Tessa.  I adore how this trilogy managed to develop such amazing relationship between all of its character whilst still including an engaging plot that made me desperate to continue exploring the Shadowhunter world.

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The dark, Gothic atmosphere of this classic just demands it to be read whilst the wind is blowing outside and the rain is battering on your window.  It is a tale of debauchery and dark pleasures that will have you falling in love with Wilde’s gorgeous writing as you uncover the secret supernatural nature of the picture of Dorian Grey.

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What books do you think are perfect to read on a rainy day?  Do you agree with my choices?  Have you read any of these – what did you think?

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6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday Fifty One – Top Ten Rainy Day Reads

  1. I’ve started The Picture of Dorian Grey several times now without finishing it. You’re giving me the urge to try to read the whole thing!

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  2. I’m absolutely in love with all the blue pictures. ❤ It's my favorite color, and they're gorgeous!

    I loved The Picture of Dorian Gray! It for sure would make a great rainy day read. There are so many books on my TBR on this list that I'm sort of ashamed that I actually haven't read them yet. xD What have I been doing with my life?! Great list!

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