Welcome to Finding Wonderland fellow bloggers and friends. Hope your week has started well. Coming to you today with another edition of Top Ten Tuesday April 16.
As we are in the month that brings all the showers (for those flowers), this topic is perfectly appropriate. Plus, doesn’t it sound fun? I’m the kind of girl who doesn’t like day after day of rain showers, and thankfully I don’t live in an area that tends to be like this. But on occasion, a good rainy day is nice.
It’s the sort of day that’s perfect for curling up on the couch and getting lost in a good book (even though I find I cannot do this – I have to get up and work, or do something productive). This doesn’t mean I still don’t appreciate the time I do set aside to read and fall in love with new characters. We get to share ideal rainy day reads today, and for me, this means repeats of old list favorites and maybe (hopefully?) a new pick or two.
This list is comprised more of authors than individual books, but that’s still cool right?
Top Ten Tuesday April 16
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1: [Anything] American Girl | Yes, this option is a little bit odd. However, there’s something about this topic that makes me feel nostalgic, and what’s more nostalgic than re-reading some of your favorite childhood reads? What did you love as a kid?
2: No Judgement by Meg Cabot | Is it weird that a: I’m using a book that’s not available yet, and b: therefore isn’t one I’ve read?! Blaming the cover love (how perfect is it for today’s ask!??) on this one. Amazon | Goodreads
4: The Trouble with Tulip by Mindy Starns Clark | It’s been a minute since I read these. But I still own them and thinking back, they seem like books I’d really like to re-read. If I remember right, they have a kind of Nancy Drew or Miss Marple affect. Amazon | Goodreads
7: [Anything by] Katherine Reay | There’s not really any author who does armchair adventures better. Katherine has a knack of balancing complex characters (which can mean bittersweet topics) with lighthearted conclusions, and I love this.
8: The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks | Why does a Nicholas Sparks novel seem like a perfect rainy day pick? Not sure, but I saw it and it just seems to fit. (Maybe this has something to do with the kisses in the rain scene the films usually feature?) Amazon | Goodreads • On Amazon Video (Film) | DVD
9: The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith | If you want something a little more bittersweet that’s romantic, but also driven by individual character stories, this one might be ideal. Amazon | Goodreads
*no Top Ten Tuesday video this week; channel linked aboveTalking (mostly) cheerful reads in another #bookish meme: 10 Happy Rainy Day Reads | Top Ten Tuesday April 16! aka reads to enjoy when gloomy weather hits. Click To Tweet
Your turn! Do you have any go-to rainy day reads? Do you like rainy days? Comment down below with your thoughts. I look forward to conversing with everyone.
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