Need a rainy day read? Try one from this list of books featuring "rain" and "weather" in the titles!

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Maggie H.
After the Rain

John Jennings
Graphic Novels - GN Jennings After the Rain

When a boy with a head wound shows up at her family’s door in Nigeria, Chicago cop Chioma is horrified—and this is just the beginning of a gruesome and suspenseful journey. Based on Nnedi Okorafor’s short story On the Road, this colorful and inventive horror graphic novel discusses self-discovery, trauma, and straddling the line between two different worlds.

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Garth Stein
Adult Fiction - Stein

Enzo the dog is sure he’ll be a human in his next life, so he pays close attention to humans and their behavior, especially his owner Danny. Enzo narrates the moving story of his and Danny’s life, through love, joy, loss, hardship, and perseverance.

Bangkok Wakes to Rain

Pitchaya Sudbanthad
Adult Fiction - Sudbant

Featured on the 2019 New York Times Notable Books list, this lush and lyrical nonlinear story focuses on Bangkok in the past, future, and present—featuring an engaging cast of characters and narrators.

Fifty Words for Rain

Asha Lemmie
Adult Fiction - Lemmie

At the end of WWII, Nori, the illegitimate daughter of a Black GI and a Japanese noblewoman, is abandoned at her grandparent’s house. Although this gives her a chance to reconnect with her brother, she faces years of abuse at the hands of her grandmother. This is award-winning, heart wrenching novel tells the story of Nori, her connection with her family, and her journey to womanhood.

Nights of Rain and Stars

Maeve Binchy
Adult Fiction - Bi

Four strangers are thrown together in a Greek tavern after witnessing a tragedy. Helped by two locals, they are drawn together and unexpectedly help each other find peace in different aspects of their lives in this heartwarming novel.

Plum Rains

Andromeda Romano-Lax
Science Fiction & Fantasy - SF Romanol

In Tokyo in the year 2029, Filipino nurse Angelica tends to 100-year-old Sayoko. One day, her livelihood becomes threatened when Sayoko receives an AI caretaker, Hiro. However, as other aspects of Angelica’s life become more troubled and Sayoko starts telling her harrowing life story, Hiro becomes an unexpected comfort for them both.

The Rain Heron

Robbie Arnott
Adult Fiction - Arnott

Increasingly abnormal and catastrophic weather events plague an unnamed country, in which a military coup has just taken place. An old woman and a young soldier’s stories weave together in search of the mythical rain heron, whose powers can save or destroy their world.

The Rain Watcher

Tatiana de Rosnay
Adult Fiction - Rosnay

Witness the unraveling of the Malegarde family secrets and troubles as the Seine threatens to flood Paris in this atmospheric and engaging tale.

Rain: A Natural and Cultural History

Cynthia Barnett
Adult Nonfiction - 551.577 Bar

In this richly detailed and accessible book, Barnett dives into any and every aspect of rain, including the science, cultural idioms, influences on art, the environment, and history—and even why we’re obsessed with the smell.

The Secret World of Weather: How to Read Signs in Every Cloud, Breeze, Hill, Street, Plant, Animal, and Dewdrop

Tristan Gooley
Adult Nonfiction - 551.63 Goo

Have you ever wondered how to read the weather without looking it up on your phone? In this book, Gooley teaches you how to reconnect with nature and read weather signs from all around you.

The Weather Detective

Peter Wohlleben
Adult Nonfiction - 551.5 Woh

The author of The Secret Life of Trees offers insight to weather and its relationship with the rest of nature, especially through the lens of our own backyards and gardens.

Wild Rain

Beverly Jenkins
Adult Fiction - Jenkins

During a blizzard, Spring Lee rescues Garrett McCray, an injured Washington reporter who’s supposed to be interviewing her brother. As Spring helps Garrett heal, he becomes much more interested in her. Romance readers will love this steamy historical romance featuring a strong and independent female protagonist.