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?