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I struggled to come up with books for this topic because a lot of the books that I read are perfect for spring or summer, not so much for grey and dreary days. Then I remembered that I read a lot of thrillers, and those are actually great for curling up on the sofa with!
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1. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
This is one of my favourite books of all time! I reread it recently and it definitely held up. If you’re looking for something short and feel-good, then this is the book for you. It’s also a really good introduction to classics, in my opinion.
2. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
I flew through this one, and I maintain that it’s Lapena’s best book. It’s creepy and eerie and atmospheric.
3. Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson
This one really got to me! It’s probably one of the creepiest thrillers I’ve ever read because the amnesia storyline really stood out and sent chills down my spine.
4. Girls on the Verge by Sharon Biggs Waller
I read Girls on the Verge in one sitting and would highly recommend it if you’re spending the day indoors reading! It’s a new book, and it’s about a teenage girl who has to travel across the state of Texas to get an abortion because the laws and the community make it so difficult for her.
5. Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
Everyone seems to love her thrillers! Me included.
6. The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
This one will stick with you. It’s super creepy, and the ending is one of the best mind fucks I’ve ever read.
7. The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
If you want an atmospheric read then The Hunting Party is for you! It’s a thriller set in the Scottish Highlands and it’s dark and dingy and perfect for a rainy day.
8. Heroine by Mindy McGinnis
And if you want a hard hitting contemporary, you can rely on Mindy McGinnis. This is a fast read, but it gets dark real fast.