Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together
Happy Tuesday y’all! This week’s topic is “Rainy Day Reads.” When it is rainy and yucky outside, I like to curl up with a blanket and a book, sometimes some hot tea too. The perfect book for a rainy day (in my opinion) is a quick cupcake read. A cupcake read is a sweet, contemporary romance that can be enjoyed in one sitting and, like a cupcake, satisfies your sweet tooth and leaves you happy and full. Here are ten of my favorite cupcake reads for a rainy day in no particular order. As always, covers/titles link to Blog/Goodreads/Amazon(aff).
Cupcakes for a Rainy Day
Then There Was You by Miranda Liasson: I love small town romance. I like getting to see characters recur and getting a different couple in each book. This particular small town romance is set around a family. I love Sara and Colton, their enemies-to-friends relationship. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and steamy.
Perfectly Oblivious by Robin Daniels: This sweet YA romance is the first book in Daniel’s The Perfect Series. I loved this book about two best friends, in love with each other. The kicker is they don’t know that they feel that way about each other and it’s super sweet and awkward at times, but as the title suggests….perfect!
Cinder & Ella by Kelly Orams: This is one of my all-time favorite go-to books. I have this book in every format available. Yes that’s right….I have a paperback, Kindle, and audible copy. It’s fantastic in every form. This book is about two online friends who through a horrible situation wind up with the opportunity to meet each other. Needless to say it’s hilarious and will tug at your heart-strings. Kleenex strongly advised while reading.
#Starstruck by Sariah Wilson: I discovered something about myself not too long ago. My favorite romance trope (aside from small town romance) seems to be celebrity romances. This particularly one is about a fangirl receiving a tweet and retweet from her favorite celeb. And then the celeb falling for the fangirl. It’s funny, romantic, and will leave you smiling.
Just One of the Boys by Kate and Leah Rooper: I love this book that is very reminiscent of the movie She’s the Man (2006). Alice who wants to play hockey for the local junior league is passed over for her twin brother simply because she is a girl. When he is injured, she pretends to be him so he doesn’t lose his spot. What neither of them count on is Alice falling for one of her teammates. It’s funny, a little cliché, but a light-hearted read.
Truth or Beard by Penny Reid: The Winston Brothers….y’all if you haven’t started this series, take a week and binge it. I love these brothers. Each book in the series is set around a different brother and his love interest. I’ve yet decide who my favorite brother is, but regardless these are funny and light-hearted reads….for the most part.
When It’s Real by Erin Watt: Remember how I said I had a thing for celebrity romances….well here’s another one. In this particular one, bad boy rockstar needs to clean up his image. He already has, but the tabloids don’t reflect his changes. So his publicist hires a girl-next-door type to pretend to be his girlfriend, long enough to clean up his image so he can promote his new work. It’s sweet and steamy….really steamy!
The Girl From Summer Hill by Jude Deveraux: I love this small town romance that loosely retells my favorite classic Pride and Prejudice. And it combines my two favorite tropes: small towns and celebs. Casey and Tate’s meet-cute is one of my favorites. It’s hilarious and shows how one miscommunication can set the tone for a relationship.
Pimpernel by Sheralyn Pratt: I adored this book. It is a fast-paced read, featuring a character with severe OCD off her meds. Claire’s POV at times is chaotic to read but also perfect in the way that it fleshed out her disease. And then there is the mysterious Jack who I loved. I love the entire cast of characters and while I list this as a romance, (and it is to an extent) it is more of a suspense/crime book. But y’all it is great!
Under a Georgia Moon by Cindy Roland Anderson: Ok so you know those cheesy Hallmark movies that come on nonstop around the holidays? The ones that are so sappy and so predictable that your husband or significant other rolls his eyes at you for watching them? The same ones that even though you know how they end you still watch them, still laugh at them, still cry during them all the way to the ending credits? You do…that’s great! That’s this book 😀
Your Turn! What cupcake reads do you recommend for a rainy day? Share below 💋