Monday, March 20, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I've Read in One Sitting

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I don't normally read books in one sitting. It is rare as I usually don't have the time or fall asleep after two or three chapters. But there are always some exceptions to the rule and when I was a kid I was a master at reading in one sitting. These are 10 books I could not put down till I had finished them.

1. This one is the most recent read that had me forgoing sleep to read. Loved this book and plan on checking out more books by this author

2. It is hard to believe but there was a time I flat out refused to read the Harry Potter books. Now, I seem to read the first one at least once a year. The first book I can devour in one day and I do it gladly. 

3. You can't visit Hogwarts without also visiting The Shire. While the Rings books are great I've always preferred this one. I've read it about 5 times and every single time I spend the whole day curled up with a good cup of tea, a couple of tasty cookies, and a soft fuzzy blanket while I read.

4. This was one of my first "adult" books that I've ever read. I was in the 5th that I'm older I'm shocked that I loved something with content so...mature. This is another one I've read several times and many of those times was in one sitting. This the cover image from the first copy I read. I'll never forget the top cover would flip back to reveal a whole picture behind...a theme throughout a number of VC Andrews book covers.

5. When I was a teen I was a HUGE...I mean HUUUUUGE Christopher Pike fan. The truth is I probably read about 90% of his books in one sitting. So to pick just one is hard. But the Final Friends series was one of my favorites. I even remember reading the three books back to back one sleepless weekend.

6. Ok R.L. is one of my all time can do no wrong favorite authors. I'm friends with her on facebook (not bragging just fangirling right now). To say that she is just as funny on there as in her books doesn't begin to express it. First time I read this book I couldn't put down. I want to marry me a Bradford.

7. This book is a MUST read. If you haven't read it put down what you are reading and immediately get yourself a copy. This is one of the most powerful books I have ever read. I made my stepdaughter and husband read it and they both agreed that it is one of the best books that deals with rape. It is a very emotional read but one that it so important. The first time I read it I was so moved I couldn't set it down.

8. I first read this shortly after it came out. Buzz was just starting to hit blogs about it. At that time I really didn't read much YA. But I was in the mood for a dystopian book so I picked it up and read it one afternoon.

9. I have only read a couple of books in this series but it was so very enjoyable. This was a quick read and I do plan on reading more books in the series.

10. One of my all time favorite books/series. I always wanted to discover a doorway to another world. I remember devouring all of the books one summer. This one in particular I remember drinking cup after cup of chocolate chip milk while awkwardly half laying on a chair as only a 9 year old seems to be able to do.


  1. I STILL feel that way about Harry Potter, I refuse! In high school I worked at B. Dalton and that was when the series was into I think the third or fourth book. I tried to read the first one but gave up after six chapters. What really turned me off to them was the same kids would come in every weekend, asking if they're pre-ordered next-in-series had come in yet and I had to explain EVERY Saturday that no, it was not in yet. Someday I will give it a try again I suppose.

    Also, good call on the Christopher Pike books! He was like an edgier RL Stine (though I devoured books quickly by both authors!)

  2. I read The Hunger Games not during its popularity, but in anticipation of the film adaptation. While I liked it ok, it's far from my favorite YA novel. Unpopular opinion, I know. :D

  3. Oh yes! So many of these books are one-sitting worthy!

  4. I totally agree with Harry Potter and Hunger Games! great picks! My Top Ten

  5. I loved The Hunger Games! Great list!

  6. I recommend Speak to everyone. It's very powerful.

  7. I still haven't read The Hunger Games series, but it's one of my goals this year. I refuse to watch the movies until I read them. lol! I was also refusing to read the Harry Potter series, but my husband convinced me to give them a try and I am now obsessed. lol! I love them all. I also really love The Hobbit. I did like Lord of the Rings ones a bit more, this one is always a nice quick fix. Great list!

  8. Ah, The Hobbit! That was assigned reading back when I was in the 8th grade and my teacher kept getting upset because I was constantly reading ahead. Still one of my favorites.

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  9. Speak is an amazing read!! Awesome choice to add to your TTT post this week.

    I enjoyed reading the entire Flowers in the Attic Series years ago. It would be fun to reread this series again.

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  10. Harry Potter was on my list this week too! I practically flew through the first Hunger Games book when I got it, I did not want to put it down!
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  11. I totally agree with some like Harry Potter and Hunger Games!