My post for Monday is a bit late this week, work has been crazy busy and the weekend was even busier. Books to read during rainy days is a weird topic since we are in the middle of summer here in Toronto, but actually its raining really hard so I thought today is great time to post this.
During rainy days I prefer to read mystery novels. Well, technically I like to read mystery novels any time, but rainy weather is the optimal weather for this genre. Anyways, these are the books I would recommend to cozy up during those wet, dark and gloomy days.
The Breakdown by B. A Paris
I read this book last month and I thought it was a great read. It’s pretty much similar to all the other thrillers that I read last year, but this book started out one stormy night, so definitely a must read for the rainy days. The novels is basically about Cass, who drives down a dangerous road during a storm, as she nears the end of it, she notices a woman who seemed to have broken down. Due to the weather she decides to pass the woman and the next day she was found murdered in her car. Basically, this novel is Cass’ internal turmoil with herself and the haunting choices she made that night she saw the woman.
You by Caroline Kepnes
This book would have to be the creepiest on this list, it’s technically not a horror novel, but rather its one of those bone chilling scare that can happen to anyone. This is a story told in the point of view of the stalker. Usually we read books from the perspective of the victim, but in You, Kepnes takes up to the workings of the Stalking. This totally give you the creeps, and makes you not want to go out for awhile.
I See You by Clare Mackintosh
Another great thriller read for those gloomy days. This and the previous novel are books that makes you want to shut yourself at home and never go out. This is a story about Zoe, the protagonist of the story, who has kept her life in order. She leaves her house the same time, take the same train, seat in the same chair and takes the same path to work each day. She goes through her day in the same routine not knowing that she was being watched, until one day she sees her face in the newspaper ad. As she searches previous ads, she realizes that some of the woman who were featured have been murdered.
The Girl Before by JP Delaney
A story about two girls, during two different times connected by one beautiful minimalist house. Those who wants to live in One Folgate must be screened by the creator of the house. Even as you are chosen, those must abide by the rules: no books, no pillows, no personal clutter, minimalist is key. When Jane was chosen to live in the house, she was ecstatic for the change, but the more she lives in the house, the more she uncovers the secrets that the house is hiding. Such a creepy novel for those who are alone at night. I may not have given it high ratings, but its definitely worth looking into.
In a Dark, dark wood by Ruth Ware
I wasn’t impressed with this book as I was reading it, but it definitely sucks you in until the end. I didn’t even realize that I finished this book, until I turned the last page, definitely a page turner. A great read in those dark, wet days because of the setting of a house surrounded by the woods and civilization is miles away.
So that’s it for me. I hope I gave you guys some more books to add to your never ending TBR. Definitely check these books out, especially those who wants to dip their feet into thrillers. I know I’m recommending these for those rainy days, but to be honest their good reads for any season. I would also recommend these books if you enjoyed A Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, to be honest, I actually enjoy these a lot more.