9 of the Best Books by Pacific Northwest Authors for a Rainy Day

We all have rainy days when we need a good book to read. Here’s just a selection of our favorite books written by Northwest authors – with handy links below to grab a copy for your Kindle or iPad!

Candyland by Elizabeth Engstrom

A dark, disturbing novel of love and obsession – wonderful for curling up under the blanket and being transported to another world.

Birds of Paradise by Diana Abu-Jaber

A top book pick by the Washington Post, NPR, Chicago Tribune, and the Oregonian, explore the story of a middle-school age and her experiences with “mean girls.”

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

A favorite with book clubs, enjoyo a humorous tale of a young man who doesn’t feel like he fits into the world he was born in.

Luminaries of the Humble by Elizabeth Woody

We love a good poem – enjoy this delightful collection featuring Native culture interpretations by one of the best poets in the northwest.

The Undesirables by Dave Boling

A heart-warming and page-turning tale of one girl’s struggle against her oppressors and coping with coming of age.

The Book of Joan by Lidia Yuknavitch

Much hyped – and worth every mention, with its interesting merger of history, science fiction, and fantasy; a reimagined Joan of Arc tries to save the world.

Upstream by Langdon Cook

An iconic fish – salmon – turned into a wonderful tale of the history and destiy of the fish (and how it might inform our own futures).

West of Here by Jonathan Evison

A small town in the wild west is the backdrop for a scene satisfying of more big city corporate adventures. A wonderful story filled with a depth of plot and character.

Cairo: A Graphic Novel by G. Willow Wilson

Last but certainly not least, pour yourself a large cuppa for this complex and curious tale of a seemingly unrelated set of characters exploring the adventures found on the back streets of Egypt’s bustling city.

Andy Hayes is the founder and creator of Plum Deluxe and Plum Deluxe Teas. A Northwest travel aficionado, he helps create and maintain content here at Best of Northwest.