Top Ten Tuesday – Rainy Day Reads

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!

I love rain. Seriously. I love it. Rainy days are my favorite days and it always pisses me off when I can’t stay home to read during it. Hell, even when it’s not raining, I’ll put on rain sounds. But, these are some genres I love reading on rainy days.

  • Gothic classics

So, I love gothic classics. On a rainy, misty day there’s nothing better than sitting down with a hot drink or a glass of red wine to enjoy gothic books.

The Picture of Dorian GrayDracula

Perhaps a bit obvious, but I seriously love The Picture of Dorian Gray and Dracula. They’re the books that immediately come to mind when I think of the gothic genre. They’re timeless and simply fantastic.

  • Mysteries

Mysteries. Ah, yes. I love sitting down to an atmospheric read. Especially if the book takes place somewhere in the UK.

Ragged AliceIn the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)Shutter Island

Ragged Alice takes place in Wales, which is a fantastic setting and needs to be used more. It’s not published just yet, but I loved it! In the Woods is very well-known, but I recommend any of French’s books if you want an atmospheric mystery. Finally, there’s Shutter Island. It’s great. It’s a favorite of mine and just a great, twisty read.

  • Horror

It should surprise no one that horror is on my list. But, on rainy days, sitting down with a good horror book is bliss.

Within These Walls


The two books I chose for this are Within These Walls and Misery are fantastic. The first book is, like, a ghost story with cults and I remember loving it. Then, well, everyone knows Misery, right?

  • Fantasy

Finally, there’s fantasy. God, do I love it. A good fantasy is just so fun to have on a rainy day.

The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3)

The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1)

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

I know that The Hero of Ages is the third book in a series. However, it would have been great to read on a rainy day. The Poppy War is also one that I feel would pair perfectly with rain because it’s just so quick and heated. Then there’s Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. A long time ago, I picked this as a cozy/wintery read, but I think it would go well with rain as well! Something that keeps me inside.

Talk to me!
What genres do you gravitate towards on rainy days?
Do you agree with any of the books I chose?

4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Rainy Day Reads

  1. Oh I love rain as well! hose days are the best! (Unless you need to be outside..)
    Picture of Dorian Grey is such a perfect choice! I didn’t think about it, but it really fits the setting!
    And yes some great fantasy is always good!

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