With Rainy Days Come Reading Lists.

There is nothing like the sound of hail slamming against your window and jolting you awake, to make you realise that we’ve reached rainy season here in Vancouver.  (Though my umbrella is permanently in my purse and my boots are perpetually drying, I’ve been a bit in denial so far).

But I can’t ignore the weather any longer. For me, pouring rain and wind equals warm knitted sweaters, soup recipes that warm you up from head to toe and deep within, and Taboo and Risk for cold nights. And it means baking crumbly apple crisp, drinking cardamom chai in mugs the colour of the summer sky, and writing letters to far off friends on bright sunshiny paper.

And of course, it means a fresh reading list for those evenings when a warm blanket and tea is much more appealing than venturing outside.

And  that’s where you come in Terry readers. Currently on my bedside table is Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. It’s fantastic so far, but I’m curious..  What have you read recently/hope to read soon?  This is always one of my favourite/most referred to threads, so please do leave a suggestion in the comments below! Also, what does rainy weather make you think of?

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Shagufta is a UBC Political Science graduate with a passion for interdisciplinary thinking, writing, travel, reading, tea, and interesting conversations. She hopes to combine all of these things in her life work someday. For now though, she studies social policy and planning at the University of Toronto and shares her adventures in and out of the classroom at http://seriouslyplanning.wordpress.com.