10 September 2015

My Rainy Day Reading List

You know what's strange? This summer, there was a grand total of, like, two or three thunderstorms where I live. It's rather odd, because most summers in the past there have been loud, energetic thunderstorms with sharp lightning and purple clouds. It's really cool.

But all day today, it has been raining.

Rain is definitely my favourite weather. I prefer it over sun and snow. It's very peaceful and cosy and soft, sort of quiet. I like to look out my window and see grey skies and tree branches growing heavier with the weight of water.

And what's better than that is reading during a rainfall. I think that snuggling beneath a blanket with a book while the white noise of rain gently drums against a windowpane is so fulfilling. The lighting is clear enough to use for reading, but not overly strong. It's pretty and perfect.

So, all poetry aside, here are four books that I wish I could have read today alongside the rainy weather (if only I could have stayed home from school and read novels all day!):


milk and honey (by Rupi Kaur)

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Poem by Rupi Kaur.



I've been following this book for months now -- it appears to be an up-and-coming poetry anthology! I've seen excerpts of Kaur's poems on Tumblr and other social media platforms, and her work is filled with an ethereal sort of talent. These poems are delicate yet smart and insightful, and I can't wait to absorb myself in this book.








The 5th Wave (Rick Yancey)

Image via Good Books & Good Wine.



I came across this novel for the first time only recently, even though it's a few years old already, but the plot sounds interesting and I feel as though reading it would help a dreary day pass by smoothly. It's a science-fiction, dystopian-esque novel that also deals with family and sacrifice. Plus, it belongs to a trilogy, so . . . more books! And a film adaptation! So when I finish all three novels within the same rainy day, I can watch the movie that evening. That sounds like a plan to me!






Girl, Interrupted (by Susanna Kaysen)

Image via Amazon.



Non-fiction can be tough for me; I'm much more easily drawn to fiction books. That being said, I can typically enjoy memoirs and autobiographies more than I would enjoy biographies or academic textbooks. I haven't yet watched the 1999 film adaptation of this book, but I plan to after reading Kaysen's original memoir. The synopses I've read about this story intrigue me, and it only fascinates me more that it's a true account. This book has been within the realm of my attention for some time now.






The Casual Vacancy (J. K. Rowling)

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Okay, so ever since I found out that J. K. Rowling was publishing novels after Harry Potter ended, I have been thrilled. Quite a while ago I purchased The Casual Vacancy, except I haven't read it yet. It'll happen, though, I promise! I also plan to read the books she wrote under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. All in good time.



What are your rainy day reading selections? Comment below!

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