It’s that time of the year again. Gray skies, sticky air, the sound of raindrops hitting the pavement. As you sit in bed, wrapped up in your coziest blanket, you realize there are only two more things you need to make this moment perfect: a warm drink and a good book.

We all have our favorites, the one book we keep coming back to. If you’re looking to expand your list, here are a few of our choices to get you started.


rdd-narnia1. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

by C.S. Lewis

Even rainy days can lead to unexpected adventures. On a wet dreary morning, Lucy Pevensie stumbles upon a magical country in the most peculiar place – through a wardrobe. Follow the Pevensies as they meet talking animals, learn of Deep Magic, and battle the White Witch in this beloved C.S. Lewis tale. Great for first time Narnia visitors or old friends of Aslan.



rdd-love2. Love in the Time of Cholera

by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez

One of Gabriel Garcia-Marquez’s most notable works features, of course, love, in various degrees and a tropical setting in South America which rivals our country’s sticky humidity and insane amount of rain.




rdd-emily3. The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson spent most of her life behind doors and windows, making this poetry collection a testament to the things one can accomplished when stuck indoors – even with rain pouring and storms thundering outside.





rdd-neverwhere4. Neverwhere

by Neil Gaiman

Richard Mayhew heads to the city of London to work a stable job in securities. Little did he know that there was a whole other world underneath waiting for people who fall through the cracks, a world much different from how gloomy London is usually depicted. His life is turned upside down as he passes from one world to the next. All he needed was a Door to show him the way.

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rdd-rosie5. Love, Rosie

by Cecelia Ahern

Rosie and Alex’s so-close-yet-so-far love story just hits the guts every single time. The tears – of sadness and joy – could match the weather outside. And let’s not forget Cecelia Ahern’s unique way of telling this story – from letters to text messages to IMs and emails.

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rdd-remains6. The Remains of the Day

by Kazuo Ishiguro

Pensive and melancholic, Ishiguro’s books are perfect bed-weather reads. His preoccupation with memory matches the human tendency to look inward and reflect on days of steady rain. Readers will grow to love and feel for retired English butler Stevens as he unravels his memories and wonders whether he lived it right.



rdd-alice37. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

Spend the rainy day tumbling down this familiar rabbit hole. Have tea parties with the Mad Hatter, chase the Cheshire Cat around Wonderland, paint the roses red, and play croquet with the Queen of Hearts – all this in the comfort of your own home.




What’s your favorite rainy day read?

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