Top Ten Tuesday – Rainy Day Reads

Hello and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and The Bookish, and is now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

Today’s topic is: Rainy Day Reads (submitted by Shayna @ Clockwork Bibliotheca). I think this is a great topic, because it is April and the saying goes: April showers, bring May flowers. A lot of the books on this list are ones that I haven’t read, but think would be perfect to read on rainy days. Here are 5 books that I think are perfect rainy day reads.

*How to Bake a Perfect Life by Barbara O’Neal. This sounds like a cozy story about a grandmother and a granddaughter strengthening their bond. There’s is also baking going on, and any book that has to do with food is perfect for a rainy day as far as I’m concerned!

*The Restaurant Critic’s Wife by Elizabeth LaBan. I just finished this over the weekend and it was so cute and hilarious to read about Lila’s adventures as a mother of two and the wife of a restaurant critic. It’s perfect to read in a comfy chair with hot cocoa on a glorious rainy day.

*The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller. Another baking filled book but this time set in the country. It sounds cute, so I’m guessing it’ll be a great book for a dreary and wet day.

*State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy. This is a cozy mystery about a chef who is vying for the very top position in the White House kitchen. Food and mystery, a win-win combination.

*From Where I Watch You by Shannon Grogan. This isn’t just about a baking competition, it also has a mystery thrown into it. And the cover is pretty, so I’m betting that it would be a wonderful rainy day read.

That’s it for this Tuesday! What books do you think are perfect for rainy days? Have you read any of these? Do you think they’re perfect for rainy days? Let’s chat in the comments below! (Be sure to link to your TTT’s so that I can check them out!)

Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite Covers

Welcome guys to Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and The Bookish, and is now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl.

Today’s topic is actually: Outrageous/Crazy/Uncharacteristic Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books (i.e. skipped meals, camped outside a bookstore, broke up with someone because they don’t like to read, traveled long distances to bookish events, etc. – submitted by Aggie’s Amygdala).

I love this topic and I’m so excited to see what all of you fellow bookish friends have done for the love of books. However, I haven’t really done anything note-worthy, or outrageous, so I’ve dug up the dusty files of TTT’s history to find an old topic to do instead. I’ve decided today to do: My Top Five Favorite Covers.

Let’s get started!

*Into The Water by Paula Hawkins. I didn’t really like the cover of The Girl On the Train, but this is beautiful!

*Gimme Some Sugar by Molly Harper. Okay, the reason this made it’s way onto this list is because that cake looks delicious! Any book with food on the cover is beautiful!

*A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty. This may be called A Beautiful Corpse, but I think that it should be A Beautiful Cover. It’s so pretty in it’s own way.

*Blanca and Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore. I love the font and the swirls intersecting the other letters. I also love how the top is black bluish and the bottom more red and the white strokes in the middle. It looks like a pretty painting.

*The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black. I’m not necessarily eager to read this, unless The Wicked King proves to be exceptional, but that cover is BEAUTIFUL. I love the frozen ice and the crown, it’s just so pretty!

That’s it for this Tuesday! What outrageous things have you done for the love of books? What are some of your favorite book covers? Share in the comments or link to your TTT’s so I can check them out!