Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme brought to you by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish (the button also belongs to them). This week’s theme is Top Ten Books to Read in a Day.
It is always so cool when you find a book that is SO awesome you tear through it in a day. I can’t promise that I actually read the following books in a day, but I can tell you that I definitely wanted to.
The Shining by Stephen King – I am a big wimp when it comes to scary stories, so even though this is not a small book I am pretty sure I refused to put it down until the scariness was over.
Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson – I just needed to know what happened. Now.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – I know I’m not the only one who couldn’t put this one down.
Divergent by Veronica Roth – I read this in close to one day. Partly because I was stuck on an airplane. Mostly because it was so awesome I felt neither drowsy nor nauseated on said airplane.
Candor by Pam Bachorz – Circumstance allowed me to read this in one day, but it was short and catchy enough to read quickly.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling – What top ten list doesn’t have Harry Potter on it? But really, totally a one-dayer.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – I’d probably read any John Green book in a day if I didn’t have adult responsibilities in my way.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson – This is a teeny tiny book. Also, it is awesome. If you have never read Shirley Jackson, you are missing out.
In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner – I love Jennifer Weiner and this was a book I picked up when I was working at a summer camp. It was SO hard to put it down and actually work!
The Giver by Lois Lowry – Another short, easy read. If you want to round out your YA dystopia reading, you should start here.
What books hooked you into reading them in a day?
26 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books to Read in a Day”
Ok, We Have Always Lived in the Castle looks majorly creepy… AND I MUST READ IT NOW! haha
This is an excellent list. Mine doesn’t contain any Harry Potter, although I think I probably read a good bit of them in a day!
It’s a very creepy and awesome book! Read it!
And every time I put together a TTT list I think of Harry Potter. I try to be original, but dude, it’s HARRY POTTER!!!
Love your picks and I really really want to read Candor!
Thanks! Candor is an interesting read… the author actually makes the suburbs creepy.
Before I go to Sleep has been on my list for a while, maybe I should bump it up.
It was pretty suspenseful, especially because you have an unreliable narrator. I hope you enjoy it when you get to it!
The Giver was such a great book. I feel like everyone should read that at some point. I have got to read the divirgent series. My TBR is so long right now!
I understand that… I add 5 books for every one I read! It’s so hard to say no to a good book, though!
Everyone’s putting Divergent on their list and I haven’t even read it 😛
I think I need to read it..Hahah.
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It’s on everybody’s brain right now because the sequel is coming out next month… but it was an action-packed book and those usually keep me glued to the pages!
I adored Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Fault in Our Stars! Candor sounds interesting…I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for visiting!
Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews
Girl! I agree that Divergent, Hunger Games, and Harry Potter are all day readers!! 🙂 The Giver was a book that my friend told me I needed to read…but haven’t yet…I might just have to give it a look-see! Candor, I actually haven’t heard of it before! It’s going on my TBR list!!
I’m always happy to add books to someone else’s pile!!
I would probably have read DIVERGENT in a day if I didn’t have other “adult responsibilities” as you say. 🙂 But I’m sure Veronica Roth would be pleased to hear that, not only is it a great novel, but it is a cure for travel sickness! As for THE SHINING, I read this because, as a writer, I like to read successful novelists to see what I can learn (and because of his greatest work: ON WRITING). Not my genre, but I enjoyed it more than I expected to. There’s a review of it on my blog somewhere.
Veronica Roth didn’t replace Dramamine, but she did make reading through turbulence possible! I read The Shining when I worked at a public library for a summer… I was always reshelving Stephen King books and wanted to try one out for myself. Also, I’d seen the movie, so I knew I could handle the scary parts!
Divergent, THG, and TFiOS are perfect one-day books. In Her Shoes looks like a cute read too. I’m always looking for quick and compelling reads like these.
You read The Shining in a day? That’s some staying power!
Divergent is on my to-read list. It doesn’t look like a small book, but I’ve seen it on a few lists.
Wow can you really read The Shining in just a day?! I had to read it for a class at uni and it took me a couple of weeks or so (I confess I also found it too long, quite slow and a bit dull sorry!)
I have Before I Go to Sleep and I’m really looking forward to starting it – same with the Jackson book. I didn’t put any HP on my list but the first time I read them I read them in a day – and then rushed around the house looking for spare change so I could go out and get the next book before the shops closed! It was like needing a hit or something. 😉
Thank you for stopping by and reading my Top Ten Tuesday post. I love your list – The Hunger Games is so a one day read. Loved the whole series. I just got done reading A Fault in our Stars and love it 🙂
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i love that cover to we have always lived in a castle. i am going to have to check it out. and sooo many people listed the fault in our stars. i’ve been putting it off but i think i need to start it soon. thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog!
There are a few Stephen Kings that I could easily have put on my list, but I couldn’t settle on just one, so I didn’t put any on it. Makes sense, right? I’ve actually never read The Shining, though.
Divergent is on the top of my TBR pile. Any book that makes a flight so totally painless has to be a big win! 🙂
I don’t think I’ve ever read anything in one day. For someone who loves books so much, I read SO slow.
I used to do it a lot more when I was a kid, but it still happens from time to time if I find the right book on an empty day (I guess that’s one benefit of not having children). I’ve just always been a fast reader, though grad school definitely put that skill to the test!
Stephen King’s The Shining was a very good book. I have read and own almost everything that he has written. I have heard a lot about The Hunger Games and Divergent. They are both on my TBR list.
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Love your list – don’t hear of too many who have read Before I Go To Sleep – it was probably my favorite read of 2011. So good! Love Hunger Games and Divergent 🙂 AND yes to Harry Potter as well – you gotta have Harry Potter 🙂
Thanks! Before I Go to Sleep definitely had my pulse racing!