Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Rainy Day Reads”. We have had a lot of rain for California the last few months, and the flowers have been beautiful.
When it’s rainy and I’m lucky enough to have some reading time, I usually reach for something really immersive and epic that transports me.
Some of the books/series that I can get lost in are:
1. Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
2. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
3. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
4. Lord of the Rings by J. R. Tolkien
5. The Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley
Although if it’s dark and stormy outside I might want a warm weather, summertime “beach” read…
so in that case I’d reach for:
6. 🆕 Summer of ’69 / Winter in Paradise by Elin Hildebrand
7. The Good Widow / Girls Night Out by Liz and Lisa
8. The Seasonaires / 🆕 Malibu Bluff by Janna King
9. Summer List / 🆕 Summer Hours by Amy Doan
Lastly, another thing I love to do when it’s rainy is cook or bake something!
In that case:
10. The Coincidence of Coconut Cake / The Simplicity of Cider by Amy Reichert
Her books will have me salivating and reaching for the butter and sugar in no time!
QOTD: What’s your “go to” genre for a rainy day?
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Immersive and epic sounds like a great choice for a rainy day read! I’ve been wanting to give Ken Follett a try, since I’ve heard such good things about him.
Here’s my TTT post.
Ken Follett is amazing! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Great picks! And now I want cake.
Haha me too!
Agreed on the epic reads (I’m into The Two Towers rn), your list has me wishing for rain.
Thanks! Might be time for a re-read 🤔!
Light, fun novels are great for a rainy day, but also heavy historical fiction. Really like your food-related selection, Coincidence of Coconut Cake sounds awesome.
Thanks for visiting!
Nice list! I have been wanting to read Pillars of the Earth forever. I loved the mini-series. I also want to read Clan of the Cave Bear. Come see my list:
Thanks for commenting Belinda! I haven’t seen the mini-series, I’d forgotten about it.
This list is fun, especially to include summer and food. I too want to curl up with Lord of the Rings for a rainy day of reading. Excellent choices! 🙂
Thanks Jaime! 😘
I’ll read any book on my tbr
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