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.


  1. 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!

  2. 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.

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

  3. 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!

    1. You are tearing through those Agatha Christie mysteries!!!

  4. 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.

    1. 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.

  5. 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.

    1. 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.