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Check Out Our 5 Favorite Rainy Day Novels!


There are very few things better than curling up in your favorite chair with a cup of tea and a book on a rainy day. I am often secretly delighted when rain appears in the weekend forecast and I’m always ready with my cup and a good book. If you’re one of those, here are five rainy day books that’ll leave your soul warm. Start boiling your water and grab your favorite mug because you’re in for a literary treat!


The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

I’ve read this novel three times and I’ve cherished every time. The History of Love is the story of an unlikely bond between 14-year-old Alma and Leo Gursky, a Polish immigrant who fled from the Germans decades before. I’m not going to lie, it’s a tear jerker and at some moments you’ll find yourself aching for people you’ve never met and places you’ve never been to. Nicole Krauss, you really get me.


Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

So, you’re not into romance and rather than feel heartache you want to feel belly ache. In Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris takes you on a comedic ride through his childhood growing up in Raleigh, North Carolina to a displaced American trying to make it in France. I suggest keeping a box of tissues nearby because you will laugh until tears form a puddle around your chair. To be noted: not for those who are sensitive to profanity.

What the Living Do by Marie Howe

If you’re into poetry, and heartbreak, and childhood and nostalgia, Marie Howe’s book of poems is your kind of rainy day book. You’ll be able to finish it on sitting, trust me. What the Living Do is a love story to childhood, to sorrow and to joy, and to growing up and losing the things and people we love most. Through these things, Howe is reminded that she is living.

This is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz

Apparently I’m a sucker for heartbreak, but doesn’t it make you feel so alive? This is How You Lose Her is a story about love and heartache, about figuring out how to move through life the best way you can.

We the Animals by Justin Torrez

This is the story of three brothers growing up and the chaos that surrounds them. Torrez reminds us of the closeness of family and how at the same time, it both comforts and confines us. He writes poetically, finding calm in when turmoil arises.
I am clearly a fan of heartache and nostalgia on a rainy day, but if you’re not stay tuned, we’ll write another post with upbeat books for your rainy day!

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