Top Ten Tuesday: Rainy Day Reads

Hey guys!  So I had a little trouble interpreting what this list should be about.  Is it actually like, books I’d read on rainy days or books I’ve already read and make me think of rainy days?  Or books with rain on the cover?

Clearly, I put too much thought into this.

I decided that I’m going to share what basically amounts to my favorite snuggle into the couch, block out the world, lose track of time reads.  These are (mostly) books that I reread more often than I should probably admit because in one way or another, they make me feel good.

Without further ado, in no particular order…

Top Ten Rainy Day Reads

1. Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

This was first on my list because I just reread it about two weeks ago, when I was reading Courting Darkness.  This is my favorite book in the series because I have a real affinity for unconventional love stories and historical fiction, and this combines both of them.  And no matter how many times I read it, I feel like I’m in Annith’s shoes all over again, even when I know what happens next.

2. Destined by Jessie Harrell

This is a Greek mythology retelling of Psyche and Cupid/Eros and it’s sooooo good, y’all.  I adore reading this because it has that sort of Beauty and the Beast/Hades and Persephone feel to it and that is by far my favorite trope.  I used to reread this all the time on my Kindle, bookmarking my favorite passages.  It’s been a while since I’ve read this…hmm…

3. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

By far, this is the one I’ve read the most.  I’ve probably read it 10 times.  I adore this simple story with compelling characters.  Kate’s mother is dying of cancer and Henry (also known as Hades) promises Kate he’ll keep her mother alive for the next 6 months if Kate will go through the testing to become his queen.  It’s such an easy story to get sucked into and there aren’t many subplots to get lost in.  Perfect for rainy days!

4. The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Let’s not even lie that this is a guilty-pleasure read.  Actually, scratch that, I don’t even feel guilty about it.  The Host is incredible, as I recently rediscovered.  I feel like Wanda every single time I pick it up, from her nerves and anxiety to her hope and wonder.  I can block out the world around me in moments when I pick this up.

5. Angelfall by Susan Ee

I love this series and this book in particular.  In a dystopian world where angels and demons run the show, you’ve got little Penryn running around trying to protect her family from the biggest, nastiest thugs on the planet.  It’s action-packed, suspenseful, funny, and gripping.  It’s perfect for reading in large chunks on the couch.

6. Angelfire by Courtney Moulton

Speaking of angels, this one is another one of my favorites.  Angelfire is more romantic than Angelfall, but it still has the action and the bad guys out to kill our main characters, so that’s always fun.  This one is so dark at times that it’s nice to be able to snuggle down when reading it.

7. Divergent by Veronica Roth

‘Nuff said, right?  It’s such a good and engrossing story.  And my students have a change to read this in my class if they choose it from a list of 12 and it’s been so funny to see them just light up when they see this option.  #ShareTheLove

8. The Shack by William Paul Young

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not especially religious, but this book hits all the right notes.  It starts in such a dark place and improves from there.  It’s addicting and heartfelt and uplifting.

9. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

This is a dangerous rainy day read because then I want to reread the entire series again and that takes longer than a day!

10. Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Oh my gosh, I really need a rainy day to reread this one.  Man, it’s so good and I finally have the entire series in my possession!  (One of them was even at my local Dollar Tree for $1 IN HARDBACK!  You’re fricking right I bought that.)  It’s so interesting and different and funny that I can’t turn this series down once I get started.

4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Rainy Day Reads

  1. OMG I absolutely loved Angelfall, I definitely should have added it to my list! Its a perfect fit for a rainy day with the dark and mysterious atmosphere! And the plot and characters are just so well done! I devoured this series! It was so entertaining 🙂 Ooooo and a Court of Thorns and Roses is a great pick too! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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