Now that September is here, it’s time to move away from summertime books and into fall and winter reads. In Texas, fall is full of rainy days, so I am always looking for good books to read on a rainy day. Here are some books I’ve read recently that are perfect books to read on a rainy day.
6 Great Books to Read on a Rainy Day
Deep North by Berry Kinster
I always love reading thrillers when it’s raining out. It makes me happy to be inside with my warm tea and a blanket rather than in the book, which is always full of drama and mystery. The author sent me a copy of Deep North personally (and signed it, which is pretty cool). I’m always hesitant to read self-published books, but I was pleasantly surprised by Deep North. The plot follows a typical thriller involving a murder, suspense, and action. Although there were a few typos in my copy, the story was solid and the perfect thing to read when you want something light (but still have some action going on) on a rainy day. The main character’s name is Brenda, too, which is unusual to see in a book.
All the Wrong Questions by Lemony Snicket
Fans of A Series of Unfortunate Events will love All the Wrong Questions based around the adventures of a young Lemony Snicket. I love the 1930s detective vibe of the story, and of course, all of the word definitions. I spend one whole weekend a few weeks ago tearing through the first three novels in the series. The slightly depressing mood of the books makes them ideal for rainy days.
Witches Protection Program by Michael Phillip Cash
The author of Witches Protection Program often sends me his new stuff after I reviewed the Battle for Darracia series. Usually, he sends along a promo item with the book, and in this case, it was a broomstick pen. I love the plot for the Witches Protection Program, although it is pretty silly. The combination of witchcraft, mystery, and crime make it the perfect thing to read on a rainy day!
Interview with the Vampire
Although Interview with the Vampire was written in the 1970s and 80s, I have never read through it until recently. This tale of a personalized vampire is the mother of most of the current vampire fiction, but the darker tone is more what I prefer in my vampire novels. If you haven’t read this classic vampire tale yet and you have even a passing interest in vampire fiction, then add it to your list! It’s the perfect thing to read on rainy fall days.
You can’t ever really escape Harry Potter. According to JK Rowling, 2015 is the year that Harry’s eldest child attends Hogwarts for the first time (which means Harry was about 23 or 24 when he was born. I guess in the wizarding world you get busy early). Now would be the perfect time to read about Harry’s adventures again! I’m reading through the series this year with my 4th grader, and I am so excited to share the series with her. Of course, she will probably roll her eyes at my enthusiasm, but that is what kids are for, right?
Dirk Gently Books
These two Dirk Gently novels are about a “holistic” detective, who uses every available resource to solve crimes. He is psychic, but doesn’t believe in it, which makes for a hilarious combo. In both of the books, it is raining a good bit of the time, so they are the natural companion to rainy fall days.
What are your favorite books to read on a rainy day?
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This Weeks Lit Lover Features
This week, Elizabeth is sharing her favorite snacks to eat while eating. I love reading and snacks, and she has some really fun ideas!
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