Immersive and Atmospheric Books to Read on Rainy Days

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Hello readers!

It’s almost end of Fall! Meaning we’ll be getting rain for sure (at least where I live), and a cool, rainy weather always puts me in the mood to go under the covers and read all day. So here are some suggestions of books that are…

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a little life hanya yanagihara Night Circus Erin Morgenstern Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
This book is an epic, and both immersive in a way that will suck you into the story so that you can’t stop reading, and simultaneously difficult to read. The four men who are the center of this story are bound by friendship and love, which changes throughout the years.
Trigger Warning for depression, self-harm, pedophilia, mental and physical abuse.
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This gorgeous book is a love story – not something I knew when I started it, but I loved it nevertheless. The two main characters are bound to battle using their knowledge of magic learned from their two very different teachers, it’s their fate: one will come victorious and the other… probably will not survive. But when they fall in love, the competition becomes way more complicated. I loved this poetic, poignant story that will suck you right in. The world will seem bland after you read this.
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Jane is a witty, intelligent character and her observations of the world around her are sharp. Her life is bleak and difficult in her younger years, and she tries to escape her small world by becoming a governess, where she meets the ill-tempered, sanguine Mr. Rochester. This is a gothic love story, a mixture of Jane Austen and Wuthering Heights, a slow paced chilling story with hints of supernatural.
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Review: All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Review: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff Spellbook of The Lost and Found Moira Fowley Doyler

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
This is the story of two young protagonists, one from France and one from Germany, whose lives entwine during the Second World War that turns their own world to ash and destruction. This book has glints of silvery hope and bits of magic that make it so unique. It’s touching and sweet, and the chapters become shorter as the books go, making you fly through it.
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Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
This isn’t an easy book to recommend, but I will anyway. It’s the story of a married couple during twenty years, woven by lyrical writing and mythical references. It’s so very gorgeous and it reminds me a bit of Liane Moriarty’s Truly, Madly, Guilty.
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Spellbook of Lost and Found by Moira Fowley Doyle
I did not expect to love this book as much as I did! It’s a story about a group of girls who get involved in a mysterious curse that makes things disappear. This has so many twists it will blow your mind. It’s one of my favorite mystery books and will definitely suck you in!
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Night Film by Marisha Pessl challenger deep neal shusterman the wicked deep shea ernshaw

Night Film by Marisha Pessl
What to expect: mystery, noir, films, witchcraft, dark web
Talking about mysteries, this is another favorite of mine. It’s dark and has a strong noir feeling, which makes it so very atmospheric. It has movies, dark web, and a man behind it all who may or may not be involved in witchcraft and psychological torture. Gosh, I love this book.
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Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
This YA story gives such a poetic but definitely not romanticized insight into schizophrenia. The mental illness patients are bound by their suffering and their reluctant friendship. Also there is a ship and pirates and I loved it.
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Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
This is such a wonderful YA book – it’s got witches, curses, revenge, love. Really one of my favorite books about witches. The island where the plots unfold is bleak and cold, and you can almost feel the chill in your bones as your read it. It’s great to read in a dark, gloomy day that will put you in the mood for a good witchy story.
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18 thoughts on “Immersive and Atmospheric Books to Read on Rainy Days

    • Night Circus is due to a re-read for me, I loved it so much! ❤ I'm always glad when people say they loved it too.

      I just typed something like "rain books gif" and picked some google results. Please copy them if you want, I love gifs in posts! Hahaha

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    • I know, right!!!! Do you have any idea what it’s about??? I’m so glad she’s publishing more, I didn’t really know if she was going to, but now there is a book I need in my life already and I don’t have any idea what it’s about. Hahahaha

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      • I read the synopsis on Goodreads and was totally sold from the get-go, haha! It has clues and a secret club and the main character reads his own story in a book and MAGIC and.. I don’t really remember much else, but I was way excited, haha. The Starless Sea is the name, if I remember correctly?
        Right?! When I finished The Night Circus, I checked if there was anything else she’d written I’d like and I was totally bummed when there wasn’t haha

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