Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Rainy Day Reads

The Secret Garden .  Frances Hodgson Burnett
The perfect rainy day read.

Leaves of Grass . Walt Whitman
My kids and I have been reading poems by Whitman, 
and I think I am beginning to understand the necessity of poetry. 
Especially on a rainy day.

Walden . Henry David Thoreau
Oh, nature.

Journal of a Solitude . May Sarton
Oh, solitude.

Selected Poems . Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
More poems. Always perfect for a rainy day. 

On the Banks of Plum Creek . Laura Ingalls Wilder
A sweet, pleasant, happy, quiet read.

The Wind in the Willows . Kenneth Grahame
A playful, cozy read.

Their Eyes Were Watching God . Zora Neale Hurston
I read this on a rainy day, 
which is forever connected to such days.

The Notebook . Nicholas Sparks
I have not read the book, yet, but I own it.
I cannot wait to read it...and a rainy day would be perfect.


Linda said...

I loved The Secret Garden! Some of the other titles are on my list of books I'd like to read. I hope to get to them soon!

Hamlette (Rachel) said...

Charming list! You're right, Secret Garden is great for rainy days. And poetry too. I quite like Leaves of Grass, though I've only read parts of it.

Cleo @ Classical Carousel said...

Poetry on a rainy day sounds delightful! Today we are halfway between sun and rain, kind of an overcast grey. And I just finished a Christie mystery!

Sharon Wilfong said...

There's nothing better than a rainy day to curl up with a book (and a hot cup of something) and read. Our Tuesday here is not rainy and I think it's time to mow the lawn before it gets too hot.

amanda @ simplerpastimes said...

I saw The Secret Garden on your list and almost didn't read further - it's really hard to beat that one for a rainy day read, I think! Although Wind in the Willows is a good choice, too. Rainy days really do make excellent reading days, whatever the book.

Ruth said...

Me, too!!!

Ruth said...

I mean, I love the Secret Garden.

Ruth said...

Me, too...I need to read more poetry bc I've only read some of it.

Ruth said...

You are tearing through those Agatha Christie mysteries!!!

Ruth said...

I don't know where in Texas you are, but I have a feeling much of Texas is like the California desert, no? Basically, rainy season is over, and now it's just summer.

Ruth said...

I think the reason TSG reminds us of a perfect rainy day read is bc of its setting, and it always feels like it is misty, overcast, and drizzling.