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.
- Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
- The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sàenz
- We are Okay by Nina LaCour
- Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
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.
- Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
- When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
- They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
- The Fever King by Victoria Lee
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.