Look at me being all British, talking about the weather. And for a whole post as well- you’re in for a real treat 😉 Obviously cos I’m a Brit, when the topic of “rainy day reads” came up for Top Ten Tuesday, I thought it was excellent timing: it’s Spring. In England. Need I say more?
I also noticed that it was really cool how everyone’s answers seemed as changeable as the weather. Which makes sense- what makes one person feel cosy won’t work for another. And I was struck, as if by lightning, how great it is that we can all show off our varied tastes in this way. So, I decided to throw my brolly into the ring and share some of the things I like to read on a rainy day:
(yes I am not-so-sneakily doing this meme weeks late and on the wrong day 😉 )
It seems like a good time to catch up on my reading, so maybe it’s time to tackle one of those hefty tomes!
Otherwise, I like the books that really transport me to other worlds, that build a picture from scratch, that take me to far off and well imagined lands.
Long AND Immersive Books
Of course there are lots of books that fulfil both of those categories really nicely.
Something to reflect the GLOOM
On a rainy day, I really like the books that bring a level of *atmosphere* to the table.
If I can’t go outside, I want something that’s really going to capture my attention and keep me glued to the page.
Urban Fantasy/Magical Realism
This is another genre full of atmosphere and cool world building- and I especially love that feeling of being connected to the real world, while dipping my toes into fantasy.
Creepy worlds (especially dystopias)
When the weather is grim, it seems like a good time to delve deeper in to dark recesses of the human mind… or I could go for something totally different like:
All the classics!
I don’t know why, but classics give me a cosy feel. Maybe it’s connecting to a time gone by or maybe it’s the abundance of pathetic fallacy in books like Jane Eyre 😉
Nothing says cosy to me like a beloved book I’ve read so many times the pages are falling out! Perfect for feeling all warm inside!
So what about you- what’s your rainy day read? Long books, short books, or the random ramblings of a monkey? 😉 Let me know whatever you’re thinking in the comments!