I didn’t know if this was rainy day reads I’ve left to read for a time when I have time, or if it means books you should read when you’re all cooped up, so I’m just going to do both!
BOOKS I’VE SAVED FOR A RAINY DAY
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
This book is long AF and I need time to read fantasy, especially high fantasy. I know this one is quite funny as well which I’m hoping will make the experience a bit easier.
FEEDBACK by Mira Grant
I’m going to be honest with you: I am very scared to read this. I read FEED about 3 years ago now, maybe even longer, and I’m worried this isn’t going to live up to FEED in my mind. Especially considering it’s the first book, just told from a different perspective.
I will attempt it by the end of this year; just don’t hold me to a specific date.
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Me, refusing to read any book bigger than 400 pages 99% of the time.
This is a book boy. The last book I read around this size was The Wise Man’s Fear and it took me exactly a year, to the day I started it, and I really can’t have a book on my conscience like that again. Maybe I’ll read it this summer! Who knows! I’ve got six months.
Vengeful by VE Schwab
Unfortunately, it’s been years since I read Vicious, so for my own reasons I won’t read this until I’ve re-read Vicious. And with my reading habits, who knows when that will be!
This is a read I have genuine reasons for having not read that’s more than just ‘I can’t be asked’ and ‘I have commitment issues’.
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
Majority of the books I’m saving are chunky fantasy/dystopian books, as they are the hardest ones to read. Sometimes I feel like if I don’t get to them soon, I’ll never read them, although to be fair I didn’t read Six of Crows until well after I bought it.
BOOKS YOU SHOULD READ ON A RAINY DAY
In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
I read, like, 85% of this in a day when I was supposed to be at university. It’s very much a portal fantasy-esque book, and in spite of that, it’s so quick to read. Everything about is fun, even though I did cry, and it’s well worth the read if you want to dedicate yourself to a slightly longer book!
Lazaretto by Clay McLeod Chapman
Do you like claustrophobia, body horror and terrible, awful endings? READ THIS. I stayed inside for like a week in February when I was in a terrible mental health place, and I read this, and…. it’s bad. But it made me feel better, weirdly enough? Like I wanted to throw up, but it made me feel better to not be these characters at college.
Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
This is an ambience recommendation. The weather the whole time is murky, all rain, and you genuinely feel something stifling about the whole atmosphere throughout the novel. Basically the first 100 pages take place indoors, too, so it all adds to the chokehold it has on you.
IT by Stephen King
I read this book in 2 weeks and it’s still my greatest achievement as a reader. Another great atmospheric horror read, because apparently that’s my new favourite thing to do when I have free time. Surprisingly I have very few nightmares about the horror I read! But yeah, once you dedicate yourself to this book, it goes very quickly. There’s a lot of dialogue, and if you can get past the dense info-dump scenes that are actually really interesting, this book is a breeze on a rainy day.
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
What am I doing? If you wanted happy recommendations, sorry, it’s only horror/thrillers here!
Again, all of this takes place in a singular setting when the main character is a child, and even the other chapters take place in smaller places so there’s only really ever three or four places this takes place. Rain would definitely set the tone for it!
And those are my choices for this week! What would you pick?
Thank you for reading!