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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read In A Day (Give Or Take)

Today's TTT topic is "one sitting" books. I love when you find a book so enticing that you just sit down and read it all, but that doesn't seem to happen as much these days, so I'm posting about books that I read within 24 hours or so. It's hard to compile this because I'm using Goodreads and I don't have the start and end date for all my past reads, so I'm partially going by memory.

1. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton: I did in fact read this book in one sitting, at the public library when I had a few hours to kill while my car got a new muffler. Just imagine me weeping in my corner of the library. What a great book.

2. The Giver by Lois Lowry: This is a book that I do remember clearly. I read the whole thing while doing the glucose test at my infertility clinic, because I had to wait a few hours after drinking the gross orange drink. I'm torn on this one: Great book; terrible memory.

3. The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan.: Truth be told, I'm not sure if I actually read this in 24 hours or just over a couple of days, but it's one of those books that I definitely powered through and could barely put it down.

4. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han: I love this series. The books are light and sweet and excellent for reading in one shot.

5. Landline by Rainbow Rowell: This book drew me in with its original and strange concept, and I just couldn't put it down.

6. The Wild Princess by Mary Hart Perry: My friend gave me this highly romantic novel about the daughter of Queen Victoria, and I read it over Victoria Day weekend one year when my husband was working.

7. Roomies by Sara Zarr: A quick and easy, but surprisingly moving, novel about two college roomates.

8. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: My favourite of her books.

9. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer: This book I remember very clearly because I bought it at the airport in Honolulu and had finished it by the time I got home. I'd read the first two on holiday and then ran out of reading material. :P

That's all I could remember!


  1. I like your list of books! I've read both The Giver and Landline and enjoyed reading both books.

    Here's a link to my TTT post: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2017/03/top-ten-tuesday-list-of-books-to-read.html

  2. The Giver made it on my list as well. I didn't read it in a single "sitting" but I read it on my phone everywhere I went that day — couldn't put it down! Sorry your reading has bad memories attached to it!

    My TTT

  3. I remember reading the bulk of Fangirl in a day (during that ice storm a few years ago). I'm pretty sure I read To All the Boys I've Loved Before in one day though...Great list!

    My TTT

  4. You read Fangirl in one sitting? Impressive. That book is long. I love it though. My TTT, a day late

  5. I think Fangirl and Carry On are tied for my two favorites! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me