Top Five Wednesday: Rainy Day Reads

I am a firm believer that almost any book can be the perfect companion on a rainy day, especially those books that you can’t part from for too long. The following books for today’s Top Five Wednesday are a mix of reads that scream at you to stay inside with coffee on standby, have rainy settings, or will inspire your own waterworks.


History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Adam Silvera’s History is All You Left Me definitely falls in the ‘there will be water following down your windows and face” category. My favorite Adam Silvera book, I was captivated by History is All You Left Me’s story and writing style. There were plenty of moments that sent rain drops falling from my eyes and ones that would make me grateful to be able to stay inside and read all day.


Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

I could find a home for Jenn Bennett’s Serious Moonlight on almost any recommendations list. It’s place on this post is thanks to the book’s dreary/actually rainy, but nevertheless adventure-filled setting, Seattle. Especially with Birdie and Daniel trying to solve a mystery or two.


The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves

I think cozy reads go hand-in-hand with rainy days, like Tracey Garvis Graves’ sweet romance, The Girl He Used to Know. This book following college sweethearts Annika and Jonathan is also a read that you can easily eat up  over one day.


All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doeer

Let’s also acknowledge the fact that over half the books on this list have blue covers. Reading All the Light We Cannot See will turn your rainy day into an insightful and educational one, thanks to its beautifully written WWII story.

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman40119231

Continuing to be on brand for why books can be explained as rainy day reads for various reasons, I recall that I actually read Radio Silence on a rainy weather day. Much like all the books on this, Radio Silence was another book that I could not put down (read it over a day and a half) because there was so much relatable goodness in this one. Im still on the hunt for Frances’ Monsters Inc. leggings.


Top 5 Wednesday is a collaborative group of book bloggers from various platforms who love sharing lists on Wednesdays. The T5W group can be found here on Goodreads.


What books do you recommend picking up on rainy days? Share in the comments! 

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