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.