Top Ten Tuesday: Weather-Themed Books

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Rainy Day Reads. While I can be a mood reader, I don’t usually pick up a specific book because of the weather outside. I think any book could be a “rainy day read” so instead, here’s a list of “weather” themed books that probably would work for a rainy day as well.

Storm Siren by Mary Weber: If you’re looking for an outlier YA fantasy with interesting characters, a steampunk setting, and a cliffhanger that will make you throw the book across the room, Storm Siren is the book to read.

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin: I like books about dogs, even if they are always sad, and Rain Reign has a special place in my heart for including dogs and a girl with Asperger’s syndrome. It is precious.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte: If classics are your thing, Wuthering Heights is a good choice. The cold, windy moors and cold, lonely love interest are just waiting for you to show up.

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss: This book is long and well-developed with amazing writing. It’ll definitely hold your interest if it rains for multiple days in a row.

The Tempest by Shakespeare: Another classic, this is the most “fantasy” of Shakespeare’s plays and of course, it’s all centered around a storm. It’s perfect if Shakespeare is your type of read.

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan: If you’re looking for a contemporary fantasy, the Percy Jackson books are wonderful. They’re funny, full of action and adventure, and will teach you all about Greek mythology without a boring textbook.

A Wind in the Door by Madeline L’Engle: This is a sequel to A Wrinkle in Time but other than character dynamics, it doesn’t connect to the first book. But it does include more crazy, mind-bending adventures and something that may or may not be a dragon.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett: A favorite picture book of mine, this book is perfect to pull out during a rainy day because as the rain patters against the windows you can let your imagination run wild about what it would be like to have food fall from the sky instead of rain.

First & Then by Emma Mills: This book doesn’t have a weather element in the title, but the cover is sprinkled with rainbow-colored raindrops and it’s an adorable contemporary romance that will warm you right up.

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater: Again, this book doesn’t have a weather element in the title, but the entire book is so atmospheric and weather plays a part in the appearance of water horses. I cannot help but think of this story when the rain comes down.

What weather-themed books do you like? Don’t forget to join the link-up!





23 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Weather-Themed Books

  1. Great list! I keep meaning to give The Scorpio Races a try and I really want to read The Name of the Wind, too. I think I might wait for Rothfuss to finish the series before I get too invested, though! If you like The Tempest I recommend checking out Katharine Duckett’s Miranda in Milan, which is an f/f sequel and it’s so good. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • But will Rothfuss finish the series? Will he?! Hahaha XD

      I love both The Scorpio Races and The Name of the Wind, easily some of my favorite books ever written.

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  2. Great spin on the topic! I’m also a mood reader and couldn’t think of any books to recommend for my Top Ten.

    First & Then was so good, and a huge yes to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs!

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