Top Ten Books to Read in One Day!

Posted by Steph on April - 16 - 2013

Top Ten Books to Read in a Day

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This week on the Broke and the Bookish’s weekly meme it’s a Rewind, meaning we get to pick whatever topic we missed in the past and liked the most to blog about.  I thought it would be fun to do Top Ten Books to Read in a Day because sometimes you just don’t have the time to get into a book that’s going to take time to think and ponder heavily about. So this is my list of ultra fast books to read:

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)Cinder and then Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

These are my new favorites!! I am in love with every single character (but I would marry Wolf if given the opportunity).  I read these books way too fast (one day as you can obviously tell by the post’s title). They are such fun re-imaginings of classic fairy tales.  See review of Cinder and Scarlet. Go check them out!

Delirium (Delirium, #1)Delirium by Lauren Oliver

So addicting. Once this book is started, you’re not going to want to put it down, talk to others, eat, etc.  See full review here.

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

I love, love, love this series.  And every time I start one of the books, I know I won’t be getting any sleep until it’s finished. Action, romance, and tons of paranormal creatures and I can never figure out how these stories will end!

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

I remember finishing this Potter book in particular in just one day.  I had to hide under the covers and use a flashlight so my parents thought I was sleeping.  I just had to find out who Sirius Black was!

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

I’m only picking the first one in the series because I don’t recall having a favorite in this series.  All of Riordan’s junior fictions are books I’ve had to finish in a day.  They are so amazing and I love getting kids to read them!

Ella EnchantedElla Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

This was a book my grandma had picked out before she passed away, but I didn’t get around to reading it for a few years.  The day I did start it though, I stayed up all night until it was finished.  It is a magical masterpiece of a fairy tale that I recommend to oodles of girls who don’t know what to read.

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1)Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I did NOT want to read this book. I was horrified by kids killing kids, but as a librarian I figured everyone would be asking about it so I read it…in one sitting.  I’m still not quite sure I enjoyed it because of the brutality, but it was something that couldn’t be put down.

Divergent (Divergent, #1)Divergent by Veronica Roth

Another book I was on the fence about reading, but it sucked me in all the same.  I know I enjoyed reading this one, so as a dystopian novel I put it above the Hunger Games and recommend it to people looking for something along those lines.

Ascend (Trylle Trilogy, #3)Ascend by Amanda Hocking

This is the last book in the Trylle trilogy (trilogy with a unique take on trolls and changelings with a setting in MN!) by Amanda Hocking and I enjoyed it the most out of all three of the novels.  I tore through this one to see how everything would end…and I’ll admit, I was quite shocked, but in a good way.

What are some books you have had to read in one day??

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11 Responses so far.

  1. Rebecca says:

    I was initially put off by The Hunger Games for the same reason, but now I really enjoy the series as a whole. I think there’s a a good underlying message about oppressive governments. Cinder and Scarlet are amazing. <3

  2. Steph says:

    You’re right the overall message of the Hunger Games is great, it was just hard to stomach the children’s violence :S

  3. It’s not very often that I’ve read every book on someone’s TTT list, but it is (almost) so with yours (I haven’t read the Hocking one). And, I agree, all of these are so addicting that you just don’t want to put them down. I read TMI series super fast, one right after the other, but I was doing a radiation treatment and thus confined to my bedroom, so it was the perfect time to cruise through a series!

    • Steph says:

      Great minds read alike? 🙂 TMI are great for escaping “life” so hopefully they helped you through that rough patch. Can’t believe you’ve read 9/10 though; that’s impressive!

  4. If I hadn’t been on vacation, I would’ve read The Hunger Games in one sitting. I read both Divergent and Insurgent in one sitting, as well as Cinder. And one that isn’t on your list that I read in one sitting was Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – so unique, and the antagonist is one of the best ones I’ve ever read.

    • Steph says:

      Some books just force you to ignore the rest of your life for a while 🙂 I NEED to read Shadow and Bone! Thank you for reminding me, it keeps slipping my mind for some reason…

  5. Amber says:

    Hey Steph! I really enjoyed Cinder as well and I recently purchased Scarlet. I’m really enjoying them! But I wanted to let you know a fun fact about the author Marissa Mayer: she started her writing career as a Sailor Moon fanfic author! She has over 40 sailor moon fanfics and you can really see it’s had an impact on this story. As soon as I heard that she was actually getting to publish in the real world, I was so excited for her and knew I had to buy her books. She also got started on these books through the NaNoWriMo. Fun facts that I just wanted to share 🙂

    • Steph says:

      Ahh thanks for sharing!! I’m in LOVE with these books 🙂 AND she’s going to be in Edina next Monday at the Barnes and Noble for a reading and signing so I’m roadtripping down there with my dad..sooo excited, she seems super cool!

  6. Katie says:

    This is a fantastic list! I have yet to read some of these but they are at the top of my tbr pile. I also read the book in the Trylle trilogy in one day and I loved that they were set in Minnesota!! Have you read her other series, My Blood Approves? It’s been awhile since I read it but it’s also set in MN and I really enjoyed the books.

    • Steph says:

      I haven’t read that series yet! I will have to add it to my list 🙂 I tried reading a different one of hers the Watersong trilogy, but I really couldn’t get into that one, because the characters really frustrated me…and it wasn’t set in MN lol.