Top Ten Tuesday: Rainy Day Reads

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday!  What better way to spend a rainy day than curled up in a comfy place with a great book?  When the weather is dark and gloomy, I tend to reach for classics with a dark and moody atmosphere.  Let’s get right to my list!

The Complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe-Who better to read than Poe on a gloomy day?

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson-Another perfect rainy day read.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte-The atmosphere of this novel is perfect for a rainy day.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte-Same as above.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde-Dark themes for dark weather.

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Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice-Vampires and cloudy skies go together quite nicely.

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen-While Jane Austen is gently poking fun at Gothic tales, this is still an excellent book to pick up on a rainy day.

Claire’s Last Secret by Marty Ambrose-Historical fiction with a dash of suspense and mystery make a good mix on a rainy day.

Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley-I also enjoy reading nonfiction on rainy days.  I haven’t had the opportunity to read this book yet.  If anyone has read it, what did you think?

Wellington’s Rainy Day by Carolyn Beck-When I asked my children what they would read on a rainy day, this was their recommendation.  I think they made a good choice!



  1. Ooo! “Jane Eyre” does indeed that that kind of atmosphere! I’ve never read the book, but if the many adaptations I’ve seen are an indication, I’d imagine the book doubles that kind of feeling. Also, “Northanger Abbey” seems like it’d have that kind of feel too. 🙂

    • Poinsettia says

      There are definitely some great adaptations of Jane Eyre! I hope you get a chance to read the book someday.

      Thank you for visiting. 🙂

  2. Great list! Jane Eyre made my list this week, too, and I agree that Northanger Abbey is a really fun, tongue-in-cheek rainy day read.

  3. I love a good moody, broody book. Jany Eyre, Wuthering Heights and Interview with a Vampire are some of my favourites!

  4. Love these picks! I can totally picture curling up with The Picture of Dorian Gray or Northanger Abbey on a rainy day.

  5. You chose some dark selections for a rainy day. It rains here a lot, I think just about any book is good to read on a rainy day. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    • Poinsettia says

      Yes, my list is definitely on the moody side this week. When thought about the topic, I debated between two approaches. Dark and moody books that fit the weather, or feel good/cheerful books to forget the weather. Moody won out this time, but maybe next time I’ll do something a bit lighter. 🙂

      Thank you for visiting. 🙂

  6. I love all of these. It’s been so long since I read Interview with a Vampire but I still love it so much.

    • Poinsettia says

      It has been a long time since I read it too. I really need to make time to revisit it.

      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  7. Edgar Allen Poe would definitely be good on a rainy day. Especially in the fall. I read Jane Eyre before, but it was so long ago, I don’t remember it.

    • Poinsettia says

      It has been a while since I read Jane Eyre too. I don’t remember all the details, but the intensity of the story stayed with me. I need to make time to read it again.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  8. Same here! I love a dark or atmospheric read on a rainy day. These all look perfect, especially something like Poe!

  9. Oooh, you made me realize I haven’t read any Poe in a while. You’re absolutely right, perfect for a rainy day.

    • Poinsettia says

      I hadn’t read Poe in a while either. After I started working on this post, I decided to read a few of his poems.

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  10. I love your choices, especially the classics! All perfect for rainy days!!

  11. I love this list. I tend to go for these sorts of books on a rainy day too 🙂 Definitely need to re-read Jane Eyre sometime as it’s ages since I last read it.

    • Poinsettia says

      I need to re-read it too. Actually, there are several on my list I’d like to make time to re-read! Thanks for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  12. So many good choices. Very atmospheric reads too.

  13. Definitely a dark and moody list! I think a balnket and hot choc would need to be added to this list for me as well.

  14. I love the classics that you chose! 🙂

  15. Oh I love your list! Dorian Gray and Wuthering Heights are two of my all time favorites! And love Interview with a Vampire as well.

  16. The Strange Case and Dorian Gray would work well for rainy reads. And though I didn’t enjoy Interview with a Vampire I can see it working well as well.

    • Poinsettia says

      Yes, I understand that Interview with a Vampire (or Anne Rice for that matter) isn’t for everyone.

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  17. Great list! I especially love your pick for Poe as a rainy day read. All of my fondest EAP reading memories have been on dreary, rainy days. 🙂

    • Poinsettia says

      I’m glad you enjoyed my list! Yes, Poe is perfect for a rainy day.

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. 🙂

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