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Top Ten Rainy Day Reads

Happy Top Ten Tuesday over at That Artsy Reader Girl!

I prefer last week's topic, so I'll do that one since I missed it. I'm taking "rainy day reads" to mean a number of things, namely a combination of books in which rainy weather features and yet a cozy and comfortable atmosphere ultimately prevails.

1. The Small Rain by Madeleine L'Engle

Besides an apropos title, The Small Rain has the melancholy but ultimately cozy atmosphere to match.

2. His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

Enthralling enough to take your attention off the rain, plus it's the first in a nine-book series.

3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The quintessential cozy read, and I always think about that scene where Elizabeth walks through all the rain and mud just to get to Jane. That's sisterly devotion!

4. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

The Narnia Chronicles are definitely a comfort read for me and many others, and this one involves plenty of getting wet.

5. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

Of course, my ultimate comfort read, and plenty of journeying, though I don't specifically remember any rain.

6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Comfort read and start of a series.

7. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente

Another engaging fantasy read.

8. A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L'Engle

Another from L'Engle with that melancholy mood, but his one transcends the weather.

9. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

A book that begins with a storm and doesn't stop there!

10. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Weather in the title and an atmosphere to match.


Lydia said…
All of these books sound like they'd be perfect for a rainy day, especially Voyage of a Dawn Treader!

Judy Krueger said…
A Small Rain is one of my favorite Madeleine L'Engle novels. My review:

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