15 Books Perfect To Read On A Rainy Day, Because There's No Better Time To Curl Up And Get Whisked Away

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For me, a good rainy-day read has to meet at least one of the following criteria: a book of intimidating length I have been afraid to start; a mystery or suspense novel that is too good to bookmark, and must be finished in one sitting; or, something sentimental or melancholic that matches the mood the weather has brought with it. Basically, a good read for a rainy day is one you can comfortably curl up with by the window and get lost in until the skies clear. This list has a little bit of all of them.

So, whether you prefer a 900-page family saga or a 200-page horror paperback, here are 15 books for the next time there are storm clouds on the horizon. With books this good, you're going to be hoping for storm clouds.

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