Mar 05, 2024

A Traveling Bookworm's Guide: Top 5 Summer Reads for Rainy Days


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Rainy days don’t always have to be doom and gloom. We’ve gathered the perfect summer reads to transport you across the world without moving from the chair you’re curled up on.


Death on the Nile - Agatha Christie

Um, a murder mystery while cruising along the Nile? That is exactly what we’re looking for from a summer book. Through each turn of the page, you’re transported to Egypt for sun, satisfaction and super-detective Poirot. Deemed one of Agatha Christie’s best-loved novels for a reason, pick this up when you’re looking for complete escapism (and a little bit of intrigue).


Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi

If you’re looking for a novel that sticks with you long after you close the cover, then Homegoing is the book for you. A tale of two sisters and their fate, as it spans decades and lifetimes. From eighteenth century Ghana to present day America, this is a journey of Black History, family and destiny out of anyone’s control. Unputdownable.



The Guest - Emma Cline

If you like complicated female characters and a plot that just won’t stop, then The Guest is next on your list. Set at the end of summer in Long Island, get stuck into this chaotic and messy read. Twists and turns galore and that can’t-look-away-from-this-disaster feeling, if this book doesn’t distract you from the rain then we don’t know what will.


Yellowface - R. F. Kuang

 This bright yellow book cover screams sunshine before even opening the page. Yellowface is about race, privilege and one stolen manuscript. A morality maze of intrigue and a one-sitting wonder.


State of Wonder - Ann Patchett

Travel to the depths of the sweaty jungle in State of Wonder. We follow our hero trying to find her former mentor who went missing while researching a scientific drug that could change everything. You’ll feel the beads of sweat trickling down your back through Ann Patchett’s powerfully descriptive world.