Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!
This week’s TTT topic is 10 Books I Read in One Sitting. I tend to be a pretty fast reader anyway, but even so, it typically takes me at least 2 or 3 sittings to read most books. That said, there have been a few standouts over the years that once I started reading, I just couldn’t put them down until I had finished. Sometimes it’s a riveting thriller, sometimes it’s a heartwrenching drama, and other times it’s just an especially swoony romance.
10 Books I Read in One Sitting
1. RAZORBLADE TEARS by S.A. Cosby – a heart wrenching yet also suspenseful and action-packed drama about two fathers on a quest to find their sons’ killer. Couldn’t put it down.
2. THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah – WWII historical fiction that tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each choosing their own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France. Full of suspense and heartbreak, but also resilience and courage, this book left me a sobbing mess by the end.
3. ILLUMINAE by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman – Illuminae has it all – it’s a thriller, an action-packed sci-fi adventure, and it’s even got a romance. All of that, coupled with incredibly unique formatting made Illuminae a one-sitting read for me.
4. PROJECT HAIL MARY by Andy Weir – There’s just something about Andy Weir’s brand of sci-fi with its lovable characters trying to survive in space that really appeals to me. His first book, The Martian, was also a book I devoured in one sitting.
5. THE FOREST OF VANISHING STARS by Kristin Harmel – This story of a young woman helping Jewish refugees hide from the Nazis in the forests of Poland pushed Harmel into the auto-buy category for me. Her storytelling, coupled with this being inspired by actual events, made for a read I could not put down. Her previous book, The Book of Lost Names, was also one I read in one sitting.
6. DAISY JONES & THE SIX by Taylor Jenkins Reid – An intensely realistic drama about the rise of an iconic rock band. This book and its characters captivated me to the extent that I Googled them to see if they were a real band.
7. UNSUB by Meg Gardiner – Super creepy thriller. Enough said.
8. A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah J. Maas – Rhysand’s sexiness, combined with the allure of the Night Court, made this a one-sitting read.
9. THE SIMPLE WILD by K.A. Tucker – The romance between Calla and Jonah is EVERYTHING. I was actually annoyed at how fast I flew through this book because I really wanted to savor it, lol.
10. THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins – A riveting dystopian nightmare. Couldn’t put it down until I knew who would live and who would die.
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