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7 books to curl up with on a rainy day

I was taking part in a comment thread on Twitter the other day when I came across Bronia Jane’s blog. Now, ya’all criticise comment swaps (well, some people do – you specifically might not) as “fake interaction” but I may have never come across her blog had I not joined in and it’s quickly become one of my favourites. Not only is it super pretty but she posts fabulous content – right up my street as the type of blog I love reading with a bit of everything thrown in. I promise this isn’t a whole post of me gushing over (isn’t gushing an awful word?) her blog, I’m getting to my point, I just felt the need to grovel a little bit because I’m essentially pinching one of her post ideas. Although she said she didn’t mind so it’s all gravy, baby.

I decided to do the post called, “10 books to curl up with on a rainy day” (you can find Bronia’s post here) which I absolutely loved the idea of. A rainy day is the perfect day to read – obviously – and feel warm, snug and cosy. Add a cuppa and a few digestive biccies to that and you’re on to a winner. Here are 10 of my own book recommendations which I think would be perfect to snuggle up with on a cold, dreary, rainy day! (Although I’ve only done 7 because I’m lazy. Sue me)

The Sisters by Claire Douglas: Oh my, this book was phenomenal. I read it this year and it fully consumed me to the point where I couldn’t put it down. Painfully addictive and perfect to curl up with and immerse yourself in (see my review here).

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson-Walker: I know I’m like a broken record when it comes to this book but I’ve never read a book more than 3 times, apart from this one and wanted to read it more still. A exceptionally thought provoking read ideal to read from cover to cover (see my review here).

When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman: When God Was a Rabbit is one of the most beautifully sad coming of age stories I’ve ever read. A story about love, life, family, friends and what it means to grow up (see my review here).

Life of Pi by Yann Martel: This is a really hard going book but ultimately so worth it by the end. It’s so vivid and raw and full of emotion and if you’ve seen the movie, you’ll love the book! (see my review here).

Wild by Cheryl Strayed: Similarly to Life of Pi, if you love the film you’ll adore the book. It’s the most beautifully written, sad, hopeful and life-affirming true story (see my review here).

Is It Just Me? by Miranda Hart: If you like the show, ‘Miranda‘ and like Miranda Hart’s humour then I would strongly recommend picking up a copy of Is It Just Me? IT made me howl and cry-laugh. What more could you want on a rainy day? (see my review here).

A Place Called Here by Cecelia Ahern: I’ve read a ton of Cecelia Ahern books but A Place Called Here is without a doubt my favourite. I love the concept, it’s so beautiful and original and a perfect cosy read.

What books would you choose to curl up with on a rainy day?


  1. There are so many recommendations on this list that I’ve wanted to pick up but haven’t yet – I need to get The Age of Miracles and When God Was A Rabbit ASAP!
    Beth x

    1. Both amazing books! Hope you enjoy xxx

  2. I’ve been meaning to read Wild, I do love the film and a good journey/ scenic tale. My favourite book is Kim by Rudyard Kipling, similar to Wild it is about a journey and identities but in a completely different storyline. It really transports me to India (colonial India at that) I feel like I can taste, smell, see everything right in front of me; perfect for a rainy day and liquorice tea.


    1. That sounds like something I’d love thanks for the recommendation! xxx

  3. Oh my gosh – The Age of Miracles is one of my favourite books! It’s so good, totally immersive and, as you said, very thought provoking. I love it! There are a couple on here I have’t read yet, so I’ve added them to my TBR wishlist 😉

    1. I’d love to talk to you about it! I adore it xx

  4. ahhh wild, that has sat on my bookshelf for years. I keep meaning to read it. When it was featured in gilmore girls I remembered it and very nearly picked it up… a year later I still haven’t. I think I need to read your review to convince me 😛

    Hannah @ The Northern Writes |

    1. Read it! It’s incredible! xxx

  5. Emma Langlands says:

    I haven’t heard of any of these apart from Cecelia Ahern, she is one of my favourite authors! I am reading The Book of Tomorrow and I am loving it!
    I will have to have a look at the rest, I love finding new books!! xox

    1. I loved The Book of Tomorrow! xxx

  6. I love this list of recommedations! I read the Miranda Hart book a few years ago and I loved it too! xx

    1. So funny isn’t it?! xxx

  7. Life of Pi is definitely up there on my rainy day book list. I’d also add The Great Gatsby and pretty much all of Game of Thrones xx

    1. Oh Gatsby is a great book! xxx

  8. I haven’t read any of these, but I’ve been interested in Life of Pi.

    A Sparkle Of Grace

    1. Would definitely recommend xx

  9. Debra-Bow says:

    I’m really embarrassed to admit that I’ve not read a single one of these but they’re all going on my list of books to pick up. I haven’t sat down and read a good book for some time now because I’ve really struggled to balance life and relaxation (which for me is reading a book) – I always get really into them when I go away but can’t keep up when I get home as I let work get the better of me… your posts really encourage me to pick one up so I might have to try tonight!

    1. I struggle with the same thing – if I’m having a particularly bad day or bad mental health day, I neglect books when it should be the other way around. You’re definitely not alone in that one! xxx

  10. Liz Brannan says:

    This is a great idea for a post., I might have to do this one! I’ve never read any of the books you have mentioned apart from Cecilia Ahern – I love her books too! I’m adding these to my reading (and Christmas) list so thank you!
    Liz x

    1. I love Cecelia Ahern! And go for it, I’d love to see your suggestions! xxx

      1. Liz Brannan says:

        Me too, all her books are great! Time to get planning! Xxx

  11. Nele van Hout says:

    Already have so many books on my never ending “to read” list, but it seems like I have some more to add! Thanks for sharing there ^_^

    xx Nele |

    1. Haha whoops! You’re welcome xx

  12. Kirstie Wheeler says:

    My rainy day book is Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. It is easily one of my favourite books, and no matter how many times I have read it, I can never put it down. It’s so easy to just fall back into when not having anything to do on a rainy afternoon.

    I have been meaning to read Wild for sometime now (since it was mentioned in Gilmore Girls) so I may have to add that to my list now!

    1. I’ve never read that! But I’ve heard about it so I may give it a try and borrow it from the library (: I’d highly recommend Wild! xxx

  13. The only book on this list I have is Wild, I haven’t read it although I have been meaning to get around to it. Great post for those looking for new books! X

    1. Would definitely recommend! It’s hugely inspiring! xxx

  14. themymanylovesblog says:

    I love miranda harts book, she’s bloody brilliant! X

    1. She’s so funny xx

  15. how didnt i know Miranda had a book?! i loved her show

    1. Her show was very funny xx

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