What are the best reads on a rainy day?

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    #1Harry Potter Series

    Harry Potter Series

    The world-famous Harry Potter series is comprised of seven books written by the British author J.K. Rowling. It follows the life of Harry, a young wizard, and his two best friends Ron and Hermione. 


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    He Wu
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Depending on the person, this could be a great read and a page turner. This is up there with a lot of great series and has a lot of good twists and turns."
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    #2Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre is a novel by Charlotte Brontë that tells the story of Jane Eyre who is left under the care of cruel guardians as a young girl, and then goes to Thornfield Hall to work as a governess, under a harsh employer.


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    Melissa McDonald
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The solution is in fact a book, but the response doesn't give a reason why it would be a good rainy day read. It just sounds like a response to "best books to read". I personally enjoy fantasy books on rainy days, or dark and mysterious books. I feel the solution needs to more focus on the "rainy day" part of the topic. "
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    #3To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred. This was first published in 1960.

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    Jennifer Andrews
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This should b required reading on any list! Read this book years ago, and the story is still important to m to this day!"
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    #4The Complete Sherlock Holmes (2 Volumes)

    The Complete Sherlock Holmes (2 Volumes)

    The Complete Sherlock Holmes collection by Arthur Conan Doyle comes in 2 volumes which tells us the story of Sherlock Holmes and why he is considered as the greatest fictional detective character of all time.


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    Joan Peterson
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "My all time favorite books to curl up with on a rain day are my Sherlock Holmes books. If you haven't read The Complete Sherlock Holmes (2 Volumes) you really need to! They always keep me on the edge of my seat and pass the time by quickly. "
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    #5Memoirs of a Geisha

    Memoirs of a Geisha

    Memoirs of a Geisha is Arthur Gold's best-selling novel, which tells the story of Nitta Sayuri as she overcomes loss at a young age and learns the art of becoming a geisha. It is a story of loss and pain, hope, and love.


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    Dennis McCoy
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Its a great book. One can learn so many aspects of life. "
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    #6The Chronicles of Narnia

    The Chronicles of Narnia

    This set contains all seven tales of C. S. Lewis' classic The Chronicles of Narnia. The series brings you to Narnia, the magical world filled with talking animals and powerful beasts that is connected to the real world through an unlikely portal.


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    Jose Gordon
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This is the perfect choice for a rainy day read. Everyone should read these books at least once. I really enjoy the Narnia series."
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    #7Anne of Green Gables

    Anne of Green Gables

    Anne of Green Gables is about two old siblings who are still unmarried. They are too old to handle their farm so they decide to adopt a girl that shocked the whole town. The girl has imaginary friends and will encounter problems growing up.


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    Nicole Payne
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I was looking for the best reads on a rainy day and found Anne of Green Gables. Its about tow old siblings still unmarried. A great story, and a classic to me."
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    #8The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.


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    Alexander Bishop
    Written on April 10, 2018
    " Before everything else there was Bilbo Baggins. If you haven't read this in a while(a long while for me)give yourself a treat and do a re-read. You will find it to be a beautiful book with all the charm that you remember. An extremely well written epic adventure with characters that will capture your heart."
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    #9The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a book by Robert Stevenson about Gabriel John Utterson, a lawyer, tries to investigate strange events that happen to his old companion, Dr. Jekyll whenever he takes a potion and become an evil Mr. Hyde.

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    Juan Hart
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "An interesting read that is less horror and more psychological thriller. The story is quite well known, even to those who haven't read it. "
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    Dracula is a Gothic horror book written by Irish author Bram Stoker, which was first published in 1897. It follows the story of the vampire Dracula attempting to move from Transylvania to England to find new blood and spread his curse.


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    Stephanie Duncan
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "I just finished with Dracula, and have to rant and rave about it. This is a story about a legendary vampire from a young British solicitor. It's a page turner thats hard to put down once you get started with it. Every single page is captivating and full of suspense and drama. All the things a perfect book should be. "
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    #11Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows Elizabeth Bennet as she navigates British society and is confronted with how people regard things like upbringing, education, manners, morality, and marriage.


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    Alexander Curtis
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "If you're like me, I think that staying in reading on a rainy day is very relaxing, but Pride and Prejudice is so boring it will put you to sleep combined with the pitter patter of the raindrops. That being said, it is very well written and is considered a triumph in historical writing."
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    #12The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical book by Oscar Wilde that tells the story of Dorian Gray's thirst for everlasting beauty and the curse over his portrait. This novel is first published in 1890.


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    Teresa Flores
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "In my opinion this is Oscar Wilde's greatest work. It is a horror story that is very detailed and suspenseful. It is a classic story that has been out in many different forms. He was ridiculed and criticized when it came out because of the culture of that era. Very interesting read and philosophical too. Very unique book, A little depressing at times. "
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    #13Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë tells the story of Catherine and Heathcliff. After she rejects him for a boy from a better background he develops a lust for revenge that takes over his life. This tale of hauntings, passion, and greed remains unsurpassed in its depiction of the dark side of love.


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    Laura Ávalos
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "It's a book you can't put down, even if you have read it before. A story about of love, loss, vengeance and torture never gets old."
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    #14The Count of Monte Cristo

    The Count of Monte Cristo
    The Count of Monte Cristo is written by French author Alexandre Dumas, which is about a man who wanted revenge against those who framed and jailed him for a crime he did not commit. 

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    Cynthia Patterson
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This isn't a bad book. I think personally this isn't bad at all and I do recommend this simply because it's a very entertaining book. "


Best What are the best reads on a rainy day
1Harry Potter SeriesBooks 35 Paid
2Jane EyreBooks 31 Paid
3To Kill a MockingbirdBooks 28 Paid
4The Complete Sherlock Holmes (2 Volumes)Books 28 Paid
5Memoirs of a GeishaBooks 25 Paid
6The Chronicles of NarniaBooks 24 Paid
7Anne of Green GablesBooks 20 Paid
8The HobbitBooks 19 Paid
9The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeBooks 17 Paid
10DraculaBooks 15 Free

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