Hey there bookworms!
Whether it’s just a day where you find yourself having lots of time on your hands or it’s actually pouring outside, a rainy-day list is just what you need to accomplish. And it’s perfect for April since it’s the month for epic rain and thunderstorms. I know I can’t be the only one that enjoys a good thunderstorm either. I get the delightful muscle tension just thinking about it.
While some books have a rainy cover, others are perfect for taking up your whole day while others are just the story to get you out of a blah day (hopefully).
Author: Janet Fitch
After Astrid’s mother, a headstrong poet, murders her lover and gets sentenced to life in prison she must navigate the foster system of Los Angeles and find strength and independence to stand on her own two feet in a world without her mother.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
A small southern town is rocked and Scout and Jem’s childhood is changed forever when they are confronted with different situations that change the way they think and feel. From their crotchety neighbor to their father defending a black man in court during a time when it was unheard of.
The Secret Garden
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
A young girl comes to live with her uncle after her parents die. She is quickly immersed in mystery and curiosity when she discovers a walled-in garden that is locked and then hears crying within the mansion, but nobody will tell her anything about it.
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author: Garth Stein
A touching story of Enzo, a faithful and insightful golden retriever, as he reflects back on his life with his companion, Denny, an up-and-coming racecar driver.
Message in a Bottle
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Theresa, a divorcee, mother, and columnist comes across a bottle in the sand one fateful day during a vacation and after reading the message inside of it she is determined to find its writer, Garrett, who’s written this for Catherine. Wondering who they are, she follows this story as it calls to her the way Garrett describes the ocean calls to him in his letter. What Theresa didn’t expect was that when she met Garrett, she’d fall in love with him while he still clung to the love of his dead wife, Catherine.
Author: Christopher Moore
Filled with humor and possible vulgarity that would cause anyone to spit comes a re-telling of William Shakespeare’s King Lear. Pocket, the king’s faithful–if not sarcastic–fool has his own version of how everything went down between the king and his three daughters.
Author: Dean Koontz
A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born and it struck during several more nights in which her life could’ve ended. Each time her life was in sudden danger a stranger she didn’t notice at first was there, protecting her. As an adult, Laura wonders who he is. A devil? An angel? She’s determined to find out but when she does she unsure she can truly believe it. Destiny is always written by the Fates but by a man defying time and space.
All the Bright Places
Author: Jennifer Niven
Theodore is fascinated by death and always thinking of ways to kill himself but is stopped each time by something good. Violet can’t wait for the future and is counting the days until graduation. When the two meet on the ledge of the bell tower it’s unclear who saved whom. Together they team up to discover the natural wonders of their state, but while Violet’s world only gets bigger, Theo’s seems to grow smaller.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Author: Neil Gaiman
A middle-aged man returns home though it’s gone and recounts his days there and the strange happenings that come to the surface of his mind, like the man who killed himself in a car just down the road and the neighbor girl, Lettie. It’s been decades since he’s seen her. But as the memories return, he can hardly believe how he made it through something so strange, horrifying and dangerous. But he did.
Author: Anna Todd
Tessa is a good girl with a reliable boyfriend and good grades. That all changes when she heads off to college. Nothing is like she thought it’d be. She’s sure nothing will change, but then she meets Hardin. Her whole world is about to get flipped. For all of his cruelty, she should hate him, but she’s seeing sides of him that nobody else has and finding that she’s starting to fall for him.
A rainy-day book for nearly every mood! I’ve read a couple and others are already on my TBR. Happy Spring!
More to come soon…
Thoughts? What’s your favorite book to read on a rainy day? Let’s chat in the comments below!