A comfy chair and a good book


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

Rainy Day Reads

I don’t know what everyone else wants to read on a rainy day but here are a few very good stories that could work perfectly on a wet day when all you want is a comfy chair and a good book:

  1. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  3. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  4. Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler
  5. Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
  6. A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
  7. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  8. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  9. Longbourn by Jo Baker
  10. The Martian by Andy Weir

17 Responses to “A comfy chair and a good book”

  1. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I see several on here that I really want to read especially Zoo City and We Have Always Lived in Castles. Some pretty good books made this list.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ooh, I think you should bump We Have Always Lived in the Castle up your tbr a bit. It’s very good.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    That’s quite a wide range of stories! I guess what you’re saying is that any genre could be a good fit for a rainy day?😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I think so, I don’t think I have a particular type, more one off good books that I could quite easily revisit.
      Lynn 😀

  3. waytoofantasy

    The Graveyard Book is so fantastic, absolutely love that one. Zoo City is the Lauren Buekes in my TBR. I just need to squeeze in some time for it.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s a very good story, she has a wonderful imagination.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Yeah, it’s tough to say what I consider a rainy day read. If we’re talking mood, I’d probably go for gothic horror. But if it’s just to pass the time and to forget the terrible weather, I’d go with something lighter 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I don’t think I have rainy day reads tbh so I just went with a bunch of books that I could quite easily read again.
      Lynn 😀

  5. pagesandtea

    What a great cover for Longbourn, it makes it look magical/mysterious and leaves me thinking it needs to be closer to the top of my TBR pile.
    I was thinking of starting the Lady Trent books at some point. I’m in the mood for something a bit dragon-ish after finishing The Priory of the Orange Tree 🙂

  6. jessicabookworm

    I couldn’t agree more with no. 3 and 10 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think there’s a few on that list that would work well for you. Longbourn and the Graveyard Book for example – if you’ve not already read them.
      Lynn 😀

      • jessicabookworm

        Loungbourn is on my wish list, but I am not sure about The Graveyard Book after I was disappointed by Stardust.

      • @lynnsbooks

        Yeah, I haven’t loved all of Gaiman’s books but I do think he’s a great author. If it’s any comfort I didn’t fancy The Graveyard book tbh and yet then loved it. It has a strong foundation in the Jungle book which is an aspect to it that was unexpected and really good.
        Lynn 😀

      • jessicabookworm

        Lynn, you are making me lean towards giving Gaiman another go. To be fair I did enjoy Good Omens which he co-write with the fantastic Terry Pratchett.

      • @lynnsbooks

        Yes, I recall that you really liked that one – The Graveyard Book might be for you. It’s not a joint work of course but I think you might enjoy the Kipling references and being primarily in a graveyard there are some fascinating scenes.
        Lynn 😀

      • jessicabookworm

        I am definitely warming to the idea 😉

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