Top Ten Tuesday: Rainy Day Reads

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by That Artsy Reader Girl!

Today’s prompt is rainy day reads, so I’ve gotten 4 contemporaries and 4 speculative fiction books that just give me the ~vibe~ of a rainy day. There’s not really any rhyme or reason to my choices except for a gut feeling. Quiet, melancholy and achingly good books, perhaps, and blue covers.

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These four contemporaries all give off the biggest rainy day mood. They’re the books that make you want to stay indoors. Each of these books haven’t been particularly sad, but have hit me in ways I can’t explain.

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Somehow I’ve picked four separate speculative fiction genres – historical fantasy, magical realism, soft sci-fi, and science fantasy, but they’re all immensely focused on the relationships between characters. These books will probably make your heart ache.

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What are books that give you a “rainy day” vibe?

20 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Rainy Day Reads

  1. These are exactly the kind of quiet, atmospheric reads that give me rainy day vibes too. I’ve yet to read The Inexplicable Logic of My Lifeand Girls Made of Snow and Glass, maybe on the next rainy day!

    1. Atmospheric was the word I was looking for! Both of those books are super great, I hope you get to them sometime 🙂

  2. Oh wow this is a very interesting list! I love how you gave books from various genres! I really need to look up some of the books here! They seem quite intriguing. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Thanks! I wanted to show a variety of really atmospheric books. I hope you find one you like!

  3. I’ve only read Eliza and Her Monsters and We Are Okay but both certainly feel like rainy day reads! I still need to read They Both Die at the End!

    1. If you read TBDatE, I suggest having a pack of tissues nearby haha 🤧

  4. I love this list! I totally agree about Eliza and Her Monsters: I read that book in one sitting while it was raining outside, all curled up in my bed, with tears pouring down my face because Jesus Christ that book smacked me with feels, and it was honestly just such a perfect experience (even if I was emotionally wrecked for the next week lol 🙃)
    I haven’t read any of the other books you mentioned cuz apparently I’m a fake reader whoops 😆😆 But literally every single one of them is on my tbr and I’m desperate to read them, and rainy season is coming up where I live, so I now know what I’m gonna read for the next few months 😊

    1. Eliza and Her Monsters made me cry too, that book was just so?? Soft and good? I loved it so much. Haha but it’s so hard to get to all the books coming out lately and also backlist I am absolutely swamped, drowning in books 😭

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