It’s rainy season in the Philippines and it’s my favorite season. I just love everything that comes with rain – the thunderstorms, the cold, the noise. But most of all, when it rains, I love to read. It’s the perfect time to curl up with a book, coffee in my reach and a blanket over me. So I thought why not share 5 books that I think are perfect for rainy days. Though, we might have different preferences of a perfect rainy day read but for me, it should be a book that I can’t put down. A page-turner. The genre is not an issue, as long as it is a book I’m willing to curl up with for hours. And through the years, I’ve read such books that fit these criteria.
By the way, before I get into the books, I know it’s summer where most of you live. But last week, I already shared 5 summer reads. Also, my initial idea for this post is 5 Steamy Reads for Rainy Days. If you want me to post it too, kindly tell me in the comments.
Now, let’s get on to the Top 5 Books that I think are perfect for rainy days…
1.) The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The circus arrives without warning…Engaging, stunning, enchanting…Seriously, whenever I think of The Night Circus, these three words come to mind too. The story will hook you right from the start when two kids, a boy and a girl, were chosen by two seemingly immortal wizards. The kids are trained and turned into young magicians and destined to battle with each other. You just can’t start reading and not want to finish it. You’ll want to know what happens to Celia and Marco as they battle and fall in love at the same time. And Morgenstern’s writing is so beautiful, she makes the setting so vivid, so atmospheric. So the mystery, suspense and the mood of this book is what makes it perfect for rainy days.
2.) The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Another beautifully written fantasy book. But that’s not the only thing that makes The Name of the Wind a perfect rainy day read. The book tells a story of Kvothe. In fact, the narrative is Kvothe telling a Scribe about his life and how he became the Kingkiller (series’ name is Kingkiller Chronicles) And so throughout the book, Kvothe is in a journey, both literally and figuratively, and that what makes it a perfect rainy day read. When I read it, I felt like I was in a journey with Kvothe. It was an amazing experience. So when it rains and you’re imprisoned inside, pick up this book.
3.) Coraline by Neil Gaiman
There’s a huge mystery surrounding Coraline’s family’s new flat and their new neighbors. Everything and everyone seems weird. And Coraline, with a curiosity of a young girl and busy parents, went to explore. Then she discovered a door and on the other side is a passage to another flat that resembles her own, and there is another mother and another father who want Coraline to stay. If it isn’t obvious yet, it’s the mystery. The reason why this book is on this list despite it being too short is the mystery. I wasn’t a fan of Neil Gaiman until this book. The mystery really kept me engaged until the end.
4.) The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
I know, I know. All Nicholas Sparks’ books seem so summer-y. But for me, if I’m reading a romance on a rainy day…First of all, the book itself should be long. Second, the love story should be like Noah and Allie’s. The kind of romance that was so satisfying, where I care enough for the main characters that no matter what happen in the story, I’m going to wait and won’t stop reading, until they get their happy ending. I mean, Allie and Noah’s whole story spanned years so that alone gives you the idea that you’re in for a long ride. One more thing, if you read this book on a rainy day, I hope it will remind you of this scene from the movie adaptation.
5.) The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
If there’s only one book you will choose from this list, let this be it. But I must admit, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is not for everyone. There’s even one part of this book that really bothered me. But overall, it’s one of the most brilliant books I’ve ever read. It’s a mystery thriller and the plot centers on Evelyn Hardcastle being murdered in a gala over and over again. The main character, Aiden, is always too late to save her so he’s doomed to repeat the day over and over again. His only escape is to solve the murder. The plot is absolutely mind-blowing, I thought the author might have one heck of a brain. I was glued to my seat while reading it.
There you have it Blisses – my top 5 rainy day reads. Actually, I can share more but I decided to just feature books that I don’t usually talk about here. I just hope that you enjoy these books as much as I did. Or you can tell me what kind of books you enjoy during rainy days. 🙂
Have you read these book? Or planning to? What do you think of them? Let’s chat?
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