Top Ten Tuesday – Recommendations for Rainy Day Reads

Today’s Topic: Rainy Day Reads

Hosted by:That Artsy Reader Girl

Well this is an interesting category. I’m not entirely sure how to interpret and correctly apply this week’s prompt. I kind of feel like rainy day reads should be cozy. But sometimes rainy days feel broody and mysterious. So, my list consists of mixture of both.

The Blue Castle – Is there ever a bad time to read The Blue Castle? With a focus not only on nature, but on becoming oneself, it seems a great choice when you want to settle in for a long, slow afternoon.

What the Wind Knows – Somehow, the mists, mysteries and history of Ireland feel like it fits just right with the emotions of a wet day.

Letters from Skye – The same things I mentioned about What the Wind Knows could also apply to this epistolary novel.

The Bound Heart – There is something about a rainy day that feels right for a story that begins in Scotland and features a long physical and emotional journey for its’ characters.

Jane by the Book – I loved this shorter novel about a young woman fleeing her past who arrives in Bath, England and is pursued by a guileless writer. Books and inclement weather just go together, don’t they?

A Rumored Fortune – Though its’ not quite a gothic suspense tale, I would label it a gothic-lite mystery. A hidden inheritance on a run-down English estate, a mysterious gardener/vintner, and a young woman who must fend off fortune hunters give some broody vibes to this story.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Rain or shine, the heart and beauty of this tale about courage and community will never grow old.

These Sheltering Walls – Part of a series set on the Cane River in Louisiana, I love this story about a reserved historian who bonds with an ex-convict over their shared love of history.

Sons of Blackbeard Mountain – The beautiful language of this novel about family, love and dysfunctional relationships slowly saturates like a fine mist.

Gilt Hollow – This YA contemporary gothic tale is a perfect match for a day of storms and melancholy weather.

What are some of your favorite rainy day reads?

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8 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday – Recommendations for Rainy Day Reads”

  1. SO MUCH YES! ‘Guernsey’ is the ideal rainy day read. Also, “Gilt Hollow”; I’ve heard amazing things about “The Blue Castle,” and almost bought Amy’s the other day (based on the cover alone!). Fun list, Brittaney. 🙂

    1. The Blue Castle was recommended by Rachel McMillan, who as usual, was absolutely right. I hope you get a change to read one of Amy’s books. She is so talented. She also has some contemporary titles which you might like.

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