Our Recommended List: Books for the Rainy Days

Our Recommended List- Books for the Rainy Days

Rainy days are here and bookworms everywhere are listing down their rainy day reads because really, what’s the best way to spend the rainy days than stay indoors, curl up with a book, and a cup of hot beverage? For those of you who have yet to complete your list, check out our recommended list: books for the rainy days edition!

#1 The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

The History of Love: A Novel
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What’s it about: Alma Singer, a fourteen year old, is in search for a cure to her mother’s loneliness. Sensing she might find it in a book her mother is translating, she sets out on a journey to find the author. Meanwhile, Leo Gursky, an old man living in New York, tries to live a little bit longer each day; but he wasn’t always like this. In his youth, he fell in love and wrote a book. With elegance and skill, Krauss draws these two tales together to form a beautiful masterpiece.

Why it’s perfect for the rainy days: Who doesn’t want a destiny-themed yet full of depth and substance story on rainy days? Krauss will take her readers to an adventure of imaginations!


#2 All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All The Light We Cannot See
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What’s it about: Doerr paints a beautiful picture in this book as the stories of Marie-Laure, a blind girl who moved out with her father from Paris when the Nazis occupied the city, and Werner, a young boy tasked to track the resistance, are interwoven into one tale. Find out how people, no matter the circumstances, still try to be good to one another.

Why it’s perfect for the rainy days: A break from the contemporary theme of most books in this list, this historical fiction is perfect when the rain is a total downpour and you want some revisiting of the past!


#3 The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel
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What’s it about: This newly-released book in our store is three stories at once. Yep, you read that right! Contemporary classic writer Haruki Murakami takes readers with Okada as he searches for his wife’s missing cat only to find out his wife is missing too! As he searches, he stumbles upon many people and discover lessons.

Why it’s perfect for the rainy days: If you want a good laugh and a book you won’t be able to put down (plus points if you love the Japanese culture!), this is perfect to read to start a rainy day!


#4 Brida by Paulo Coelho

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What’s it about: A young woman embarks on a journey of a lifetime as she searches for deeper things other than magic. On this journey, she met wise people who teaches her the balance between her relationships and her one true desire to become a witch. Passionate and entrancingly written, Coelho tells us another story of love and spirituality in this book.

Why it’s perfect for the rainy days: A classic tale from master storyteller Paulo Coelho never fails to warm our hearts and that’s exactly what we need on a cold rainy day!


#5 Serena by Ron Rash

Serena: A Novel
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What’s it about: This book will shock you to your core as the Pembertons struggle to keep their marriage alive in the midst of the attempt to survive. Set in the year 1929, newlyweds Serena and George moves to the mountains to establish a timber empire. George has no problem adjusting but Serena does; eventually, Serena adapts to her new environment. But problems are met when they knew of George’s illegitimate son and Serena’s sterility. Find out how she deals with that as their marriage starts to unravel!

Why it’s perfect for the rainy days: A thrilling novel is just what we need when a gloomy day is on the rise of dulling our senses! Oh, and prepare for the shocking finale!



#6 Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
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What’s it about: Our beloved YA writers David Levithan and Rachel Cohn comes up with another book of love different from what we are all used to! In an unexpected turn of events, Nick and Norah mazes around Manhattan as they push on to their “first date” despite being just together for 5 minutes.

Why it’s perfect for the rainy days: This book just might make you believe in destiny and leave you in a high state of hope mixed with passion, confusion, and whole lot of feels! How apt to brighten up a stormy day.


#7 The Goldfinch: A Novel by Donna Tartt

What’s it about: Thirteen-year-old Theo Decker lost his mom in an accident and was taken in by a wealthy family. In the attempt to adapt to his new home and school plus carrying the burden of longing for his mother, he finds comfort in art. As an adult, he lazes around the rooms of the privileged to murky rooms of the antiques store he works in. Both alienated and certainly in love, Theo finds himself in a cycle of danger.

Why it’s perfect for the rainy days: An already-known novel, The Goldfinch will surely give you the warmth you need as it tells of a good ol’-fashioned tale of loss, triumph, self-invention, and fate.


#8 The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden
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What’s it about: Sulky young girl Mary Lennox is adopted by her uncle in England when an epidemic strikes India, leaving her completely orphaned. Mary wanders into her uncle’s manor and chanced upon a door leading to a secret and abandoned garden. The rest of the story tells of her attempt to make the garden bloom once more together with her sickly cousin Colin and a peasant boy whom she befriends.

Why it’s perfect for the rainy days: Of course the rainy-day reads wouldn’t be complete without a classic! This uplifting novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett will make the flowers secretly hidden inside us bloom despite the sun not shining throughout the day!


#9 Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
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What’s it about: Clay Jannon is an employee of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. Soon, he discovers that not only do the customers refuse to buy anything, simply skimming through the same books from the highest shelves but they are the same everyday! He then concluded that the bookstore is just a front of something larger than it is – as confirmed by the sudden disappearance of Mr. Penumbra himself!

Why it’s perfect for the rainy days: This thrilling mystery yet not bordering into horror would keep you on your toes to beat the sleepy vibe the rainy days bring! What better way to stay productive and awake than read a book and drink coffee, riiiiiight?


#10 The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train (Mass Market Paperback)
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What’s it about: Rachel takes the same train commute daily both at day and night. For long as she remembers, every day is the same: the same suburban houses, the same couple eating breakfast, the same time the train departs. Until one day, she felt something is oddly different. A minute before the train leaves, she hops off and goes to the police. Will the police believe her? Is she a reliable witness for whatever?

Why it’s perfect for the rainy days: One tip before reading this book: Watch the movie first! This is to help you better grasp what is actually happening in the book! A mystery and crime film and book is ideal on a stormy evening!

There you go, folks! We hope you pick out your favorite ones and start your rainy day reads with these best books of the season! Prices from our site is the same with our store prices. Purchases P1000 above will automatically grant you FREE delivery*. You can also go for a cash on delivery option. Only the best and recommended reads at National Book Store!

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