If you’re a bookworm then you’ll rarely need an excuse to stay in and read all day. Though modern life often prevents us from picking up a good novel or a collection of poetry or short stories and reading just for pleasure.
With modern distractions and busy lives, often books get left on the shelf waiting for a rainy day to come around.
Whether you need a rainy day as an excuse to read or not, here are our choice of books to read on such an occasion.
The Secret Garden
Okay, so it’s technically a children’s book, but don’t let that stop you enjoying this adventurous tale.
The Secret Garden follows main character Mary Lennox: a particularly unpleasant and arrogant girl who lives in India.
When a cholera outbreak wipes out her British parents and their servants, Mary is shipped off to live with her estranged uncle in Yorkshire.
However, this is not your usual ‘lovable orphan’ story – this is not Annie or Oliver. T
hough the discovery of a secret garden changes everything, transforming the character of Mary in the process.
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The Waves by Virginia Woolf
Considered to be her most experimental work, Virginia Woolf blurs the lines between prose and poetry in The Waves.
Woolf herself called it, not a novel, but a ‘play poem.’
Written in soliloquies spoken by the book’s six characters, Woolf breaks up the monologues with sections of writing that detail a coastal scene and movements of the sea at varying stages in a day.
With the constant roll of water in the background, this is the perfect rainy day book.
And Then There Were None
If your rainy day is in need of a spooky mystery, then the ultimate whodunit story by the master of the crime novel – Agatha Christie – is your ideal choice.
And Then There Were None is a mystery story set on a fictional island off the coast of south Devon.
Eight strangers meet at a hotel after being invited under different circumstances.
When the group slowly starts to disappear one-by-one, it’s up to the last remaining few to find the killer before it’s too late.
This one will have you turning the pages faster than you can say ‘rainy day.’
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The Old Man & The Sea
Set in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Havana, Hemingway’s short but sweet novel is the story of an old man, a young boy and a giant fish.
With this book, Hemingway picked up the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.
A timeless tale of the beauty and grief of man’s challenge to the elements in which he lives, the book is considered as one of the giants of modern literature – and rightly so.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
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What better way to spend a rainy day than to immerse yourself in the gloomy and brutal landscape of northern England?
Abandoned as a child and abused by her cruel aunt, Jane Eyre is cast out and sent to live in a charity school.
Following more abuse, Jane begins her working life as a Governess at the estate of Edward Rochester, where dark secrets are revealed.
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