Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, and it’s now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out their wonderful blog to get the details and the prompts for each week!
This week’s Top 5 Tuesday topic is Top 5 Rainy Day Reads. This is a fun topic because a rainy day read can mean different things to different people. For me, a rainy day read is a book that’s easy to get sucked into and that you want to take your time with. For me, this means that a lot of my rainy day reads are mysteries because I want to take my time to pay attention to the clues and details, watching everything come together.
Here are five rainy day reads!
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch – I love the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch. This urban fantasy mystery series is a lot of fun. It follows Peter Grant and Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale as they deal with all forms of magical crime. It’s full of amazing characters, and the mysteries have a lot of layers to them, making them extra enjoyable to read. They’re the kind of books I try to take my time reading because I want to watch out for all the little details.
Agatha Christie Books – I can’t name a specific Agatha Christie book for this topic because they all fit. Right now, I’m working my way through the Poirot books by reading one book a month, and they’re perfect for a rainy day. Most Poirot books have a leisurely pace to them, there are moments where a lot happens at once, but there’s a lot of waiting and sitting down to lunch. This more leisurely pace makes them easy to take my time with, so I can enjoy reading about Poirot using his little grey cells to piece everything together.
The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton – This is a good rainy day read because it’s a bit of a confusing book. This book involves a time loop, and I found it to be a lot to wrap my head around. I listened to this as an audiobook before book club, and I wish I had taken the time to savour it more so I could better understand what was happening.
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune – This book is not a mystery, but it is cozy and the kind of book I want to curl up with on a rainy day. This book involves magical children and a very lovable main character. The setting is familiar yet magical, and it’s very easy to get lost in. An added rainy day bonus is that this book features a lot of rainy days.
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón – This historical fiction book has many layers and is worth taking your time to read. It’s a bit of a mystery within a mystery, with two parallel stories going on at the same time. There are lots of details in this book to keep an eye out for as the stories twists and turns from past to present. This book also has a handful of scenes that take place in rainy and stormy weather, which are fitting for a rainy day.
In case you missed it, here’s last week’s Top 5 Tuesday post: Top 5 Books That Remind Me of a Season!