#T5W: Rainy Day Reads

Top Five Wednesday is a book meme that Lainey started and I discovered through the lovely Samantha‘s videos. If you’re interested you can join the goodreads group to get the topics for each week.

I haven’t done a T5W in a while but I checked out this week’s topic and it just so happens that it’s been raining constantly for two days (as it’s custom in the week after Easter, at least in my hometown), so I jumped at the opportunity.

What makes a book a rainy read for me?

I think, as boring as it sounds, what makes a book a rainy read is…the fact that it’s raining while I’m reading a book. Is this cheating? Perhaps, but I truly believe that rainy day books can be either dark and broody (to go with the mood) or cheerful and more sunshiny (to cheer you up). With that said, some books feel more rainy than others, so I’m just going to go ahead with my list.


🌧️ The Pursuit Of… by Courtney Milan


This book is on this list because I’ve been feeling like rereading it for months now, basically every time my mood isn’t great I think, “I should reread The Pursuit of…” because it put me in such a good mood the first time. And when I read it I was at the beach this summer so I think if I were to read it while it rains it would channel some of that sunny feeling.


☔️ The Magnus Chase trilogy by Rick Riordan

This trilogy is not here because of its aesthetics (it has many different locations throughout the books, some are rainy, some are snowy, etc…) but because of how good it feels when I (re)read it. I think it would immediately cheer me up.

🌧️ Sadie by Courtney Summers


Sadie is a dark, dark book and it definitely goes with a rainy mood, if you’re not in need for something to cheer you up. Because this won’t. This will make everything worse and you will love it (the book, but you will hate the world just a tiny bit more).

☔️ The Wicker King by K. Ancrum


This book is like, psychologically dark. It’s a descent that gets darker and darker and I can only imagine how fitting this would be during a rainy day (I read it in summer when it was 37°C outside…)

🌧️ Elysium by Nora Sakavic


It took me a while to get into this book and while I found it confusing a lot of the time, its aesthetic was always the same in my head: dark, black, grey, more dark. I don’t know if I’ve ever read another book where literally every scene in my head was completely gloomy and depressing, but Nora Sakavic managed it! (That is not to say every scene was set in a dark place, I just couldn’t imagine it any other way regardless of the description.)


What are your rainy days reads? Have you read any of mine? 

8 thoughts on “#T5W: Rainy Day Reads

  1. I haven’t read any of these yet but the Magnus Chase trilogy, The Wicker King and Elysium are all in my tbr. I’m feeling a bit hesitant towards Elysium, though. I loved Nora Sakavi’s All For the Game trilogy and therefore I’m curious to read anything she writes but I feel like it’s very confusing simply reading the synopsis… and you also found it confusing!? So, I suppose it’s not very high on my wishlist…

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    1. I found a lot of the worldbuilding and some of the fight scenes in Elysium confusing but I have to say that I’m really glad I stuck with it because the characters are interesting and I kind of love some of the concepts Nora introduced in this new world…so while I struggled reading it sometimes I was actually very happy about having read it and I’m looking forward to the rest of the series! Maybe if you’re undecided you can wait for the rest of it to be out and see what people say about it (after all, the first AFTG book wasn’t that well perceived, but people end up hooked after book two!)

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