Because nothing calls out the #Feels like rain and a great book
Our weather’s weird all-year around. We get sunny days in the monsoon season and gray clouds in the summer. It’s confusing and sometimes even relentless. But whatever anyone says, there is no denying that a great book and a rainy day go together like milk and honey.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
|“There are no good men in this game.”
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Victor and Eli discover that under the right conditions, near-death experiences can give individuals superhuman abilities. In his journey to unlock his, Victor accidentally kills Eli’s girlfriend. This makes Eli believe that everyone with power is evil and he starts on a crusade to kill them.
Perfect for: When you’re feeling vengeful.
The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman
|“Nobody looks like what they really are on the inside. You don’t. I don’t. People are much more complicated than that. It’s true of everybody.”
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The protagonist returns to his hometown for a funeral. While he’s there, he visits the home of a girl he knew growing up, named Lettie Hempstock. As he encounters Lettie’s family members, he starts to remember incidents from his past that he had forgotten. He remembers that Lettie used to say the river behind her house was actually the ocean and how her family once saved his life.
Perfect for: Those times you’re feeling nostalgic.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
|“If you can’t save your own life, is it even worth
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Eleanor Douglas is from a broken home with a drunk and physically abusive stepfather. Park Sheridan, an Asian boy who is smaller than he thinks he should be, is not very enthusiastic about martial arts though others think he should be. The two meet and connect; Park tries to make Eleanor’s life better and confesses his love. She refuses at first, but then reaches out to him when things hit rock bottom.
Perfect for: The moments you want to believe in love.
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
|“But grief makes a monster out of us sometimes.”
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When she was 11 years old, Taylor Markham was abandoned at a 7/11 on Jellicoe Road. By the time she is 17, she is the leader of the boarding school on that same road that made up her life. Her only adult influence is her mentor, Hannah, who lives in an unfinished house by the school and is always writing an unfinished book. At the height of the territory wars against other groups of children, Hannah goes missing and Taylor must solve the mystery surrounding Hannah’s past, which runs parallel with her present.
Perfect for: When you want to piece a puzzle together.
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
|“Another person who made the entire lonely world
seem somehow less lonely?”
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There is a group of four friends—JB, Malcolm, Jude and Willem—each with their own talents who share in the same loyalty. But while they’ve spent most of their lives with each other, the three hardly know anything about Jude’s past. They distrust his car accident excuse for his limp and question why he is always in long sleeves. The book takes readers to Jude’s tragic past, filled with severe abuse, mistreatment and stripping off his humanity.
Perfect for: When you want to bury yourself in dread.
So when you see the clouds start to gather, no matter what month it is, grab a book, sit in a corner and just let it take you away.
Art Alexandra Lara