Nostalgic Rainy Day Reads

The whole water-falling-from-the-sky thing is almost a foreign concept here in Southern California, land of dead grass, wildfires, and brand-new “drought-resistant” rock lawns. It’s making me nostalgic for rain – come on, El Niñ0! – and the rainy days when I can curl up by the window with a blanket, a cup of tea, and a good book. I love rain. I love the sound it makes as it hits the windowpanes. And I even love the clean, gray quality it gives everything. And since I can’t have snow, I want rain. I honestly wouldn’t be upset if it rained for a month straight.

That said, it actually rained this week! For about five minutes, but still. It actually rained! And since I shared my Favorite Fall Reads a week or two ago, I thought I’d do a post on my favorite rainy day reads. Now, I think all of my fall reads would make great rainy day reads (so be sure to check out that list, too), but I thought I’d challenge myself a bit and pick a completely different set of books. I think rainy days are the perfect opportunity for a nostalgic read, so I’ve chosen some of my childhood favorites.

  1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  2. The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett
  3. A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett
  4. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
  5. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  6. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  7. Grimms Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm
  8. Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene
  9. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  10. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  11. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  12. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snickett
  13. Holes by Louis Sachar
  14. If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss
  15. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

The person who deserves the most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn’t know how to read. – Benjamin Franklin


What’s your favorite rainy day read?

5 thoughts on “Nostalgic Rainy Day Reads

  1. A girl after my own rainy heart, rain makes reading even more comfortable. It makes romance more snuggly, a mystery/thriller more exciting (imagine suddenly heavy pounding rain on the roof at the same moment the creep scares…hehe

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