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Top 10 Tuesday 16th April

on April 16, 2019

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly bookish event created and hosted by The Broke & the Bookish and now hosted with Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. It features a different book-related theme each week and this week…..well, given we are still experiencing summer and temps of over 80 here in the Land Down Under, it’s a bit of a challenge. I’m not even sure I remember what rain is. But here we go……

Top 10 Rainy Day Reads!

  1. The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley. To be honest, probably any Susanna Kearsley novel fits the bill here but this is the one I read first and it’s set in Scotland by the sea in the ruins of a castle and there’s plenty of stormy seas and Scottish weather. Doesn’t it rain 300 days of the year there or something?
  2. The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff. These are some pretty solid reads, a good size to settle down with under a blanket on a rainy day. I think the idea of being stuck inside would contribute to the isolation of the settings (space station, spaceship) and they’re such engrossing reads that you’ll forget the weather is miserable.
  3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. I actually hate this book – it bothers me a lot. But I can’t deny the atmosphere in it, with all sorts wandering around misty and rainy moors lamenting bad decisions and lost loves. If you can deal with a cast of people that make you want to murder them for being such self-involved and moronic twits who somehow all have combinations of the same three names, then you’ll probably dig this.
  4. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. This is set on a remote island some distance off the coast of Australia (I think WA, but I can’t remember now) where a supply boat comes once a season and the weather is unforgiving for most of the year – the Roaring Forties, weather off Antarctica, the works. This is a movie now too, so you can curl up and watch that when you’re done with the book!
  5. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons. This is a reminder it can always be worse! It’s set in Leningrad/St Petersburg during WWII when the city is slowly starving and freezing to death. It’s a compelling love story and a really atmospheric portrayal of what it must’ve been like living in that city as war and famine slowly (and in some cases, not so slowly) encroached during a harsh winter.
  6. A Song Of Ice And Fire by George R.R. Martin. Like the Illuminae Files, these are some chunky-ass books and they’re just so engrossing that you can lose entire days reading them. Yeah, it’s frustrating that he hasn’t finished the series but what’s there is still really good. I live in hope *sigh*
  7. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Trilogy by Jenny Han. I actually did read the 2nd and 3rd of these in one day, in bed when it was raining. I’d already read the first one (and watched the Netflix film). These are just so sweet and feel good and wonderful that they’re the perfect way to pass a day tucked up inside.
  8. The Midnight Watch by David Dyer. Based on the story of the SS Californian, which is the ship that saw the distress flairs from the Titanic, but didn’t actually do anything. I really enjoyed this!
  9. The Seven Sisters Series by Lucinda Riley. I haven’t read these yet – I own a couple though and they’re on my list of things to get to, that mythical ‘one day’. But when I think about books for a rainy day, I think about chunky stories that keep me occupied for the entire day and I also really enjoy a good series’. These look like decent sizes and I’ve heard good things about them.
  10. Anything You Want. To be 100% honest, I don’t generally pick books for if I think they’ll be good on a rainy day, or good summer beach reads, or whatever. I just read whatever interests me at the time. So pick up anything that intrigues you on any day and sit back and enjoy it!

Happy Tuesday! Hope you find something that interests you, for whatever weather you’re having.


10 responses to “Top 10 Tuesday 16th April

  1. Totally agree with the Illuminae series – it would be a great stay-in and read book – just cuddle up and binge it.

  2. A Song of Ice and Fire is a good choice, as is anything you want, LOL. I usually pick the books I plan on reading at the beginning of the month, and just read whatever.

    I love your description of Wuthering Heights (although I haven’t read it).

  3. ChrissiReads says:

    Ooh yes, To All The Boys would be a good one to devour on a rainu day!

  4. Poinsettia says:

    Yes, the characters in Wuthering Heights are terrible, but there is something to be said about the atmosphere. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday

  5. lydiaschoch says:

    Wuthering Heights definitely had the right atmosphere to be read on a rainy day. I loved it when I read it as a teenager, but I haven’t reread it since then.

    My post.

  6. Jess @ Jessticulates says:

    Haha I’m not a fan of Wuthering Heights either, although Emily’s poetry is beautiful! I really want to give Illuminae a try. Great list!

  7. Amber says:

    I should have included To All the Boys on my list!

  8. Lin Ryals says:

    Wuthering Heights has made it to several lists. It’s been in my TBR pile for a long time, maybe I should read it.
    My TTT: https://linryals.wordpress.com/2019/04/16/top-ten-rainy-day-reads/

  9. The Bookish Hooker says:

    Love your thoughts on Wuthering Heights. I had a friend a few years ago who said it was her favorite book because it was so romantic. I just kept thinking there’s no way we read the same book!LOL

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