Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey at GingerReads and Samantha at Thoughts on Tomes. You can find the group on Goodreads.
This week’s topic is:
Rainy Day Reads!
For those of you who don’t know, I live in the Pacific Northwest, namely Seattle, so any day of reading can be a rainy day read. Seriously though, it really doesn’t rain here all that much. In fact they keep saying that we will have a drought this summer, so there you go.
I had to think a bit about what type of book might be a rainy day read for me. I finally decided that it needed to be a stand alone and one I could possibly read in one day if I was so inclined. Then I decided that I wanted books that were somewhat disturbing, just to match the dark and gloomy atmosphere of a rainy day. So here are my five favorites from the last couple of years.
1. The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
This was the first book I read by this author and I became an instant fan of her writing. Her books will totally keep you engaged while creeping you out big time.
2. Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig
Another book I remember not being able to put down. Well done characters and a plot that will keep you guessing as to what really happened.
3. When I Am Through With You by Stephanie Kuehn
Oh this book! I’m still not sure if everything that went on in this book really happened the way Ben tells you it happened. Lots of stuff can go so horribly wrong when you are out camping in the wilderness.
4. My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier
This one was talked about a lot when it first came out, and the hype was very much deserved. It really brings into question the whole nature vs. nurture debate. Plus Rosa is straight up crazy, creepy.
5. When I Cast Your Shadow by Sarah Porter
This author has also become a favorite of mine for stand alone creepy books. This one has a supernatural aspect, as there is a ghost involved. A really good story about a dysfunctional sibling relationship.
What type of book do you like to curl up with on a rainy day?