Ahhh my first #T5W has arrived! I’ve been looking forward to this all week. Top 5 Wednesday was originally created by Lainey (gingerreadslainey) over on YouTube. If you want to lean more about T5W feel free to check out our Goodreads group! This week’s topic is “Rainy Day Reads.” I personally adore just any book when it’s gloomy but these are just perfect when it is rainy and dark outside. Without further ado here are 5 of my favorite rainy day reads!
1. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
This is the first novel in Cassie’s Infernal Device Trilogy. The writing is spectacular and the series is set in gloomy England. Perfect for the rainy weather outside! The story follows a young lady named Tessa who is being hunted down for her gift. She stumbles upon a group of Shadowhunters and they help her on her journey to protect herself and find out who she truly is. It is full of action and characters that will leave you swooning over and over again.
2. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
This novel is just a bundle of fun and mystery! After the death of Mr. Samuel L. Westing sixteen people are called to listen to the will that was left behind. In his will it is stated that he is to leave his vast fortune to one of the strangers in the room. Not knowing who the murder may be, the group of people are given clues to solve the riddles left behind. Nothing is going to stop Westing from playing last game.
3. The Night Circus by Erin Morgernstern
The Night Circus will leave you forgetting about the chilly weather outside and will suck you into the circus life. We’ve all wanted to join the circus at one point or another and here is your chance to do just that. The story follows two young illusionists, Celia and Marco, as they are thrust into a contest where one must be crowned victorious. As the tale begins to grow thicker minds and objectives change. The story is seductive, playful, and just as enchanting as the two illusionists themselves.
4. Wallbanger by Alice Clayton
Wallbanger is the first novel in Alice Clayton’s fun Cocktail series. After Caroline moves into her new apartment the last thing she expected was a neighbor with some… loud nightly actives. Curse you paper-thin walls! Since Caroline has been on a sad pleasure-less hiatus she isn’t too happy that the Romeo next door is enjoying himself. Throw in an adorable cat and you’ll be laughing for days, even after the rain has passed.
5. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
What rainy day would be complete without a chilling retelling of a classic fairytale? The stories Sleeping Beauty and Snow White are combined in this chilly story. Towns all over have fallen into a deep sleep; the people, the animals, all except spiders who spin their silky webs over those who sleep. On the eve of her wedding a young queen, along with her helpful dwarf friends to find the source of this power and put an end to it all.