Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme
created and hosted by lovely people at The Broke and the Bookish.
It’s been a long time since I have done a top ten Tuesday post. And no, I’m not exaggerating – the last one I did was back in December, so it’s been around three months. I honestly didn’t think it’s been that long, obviously I was wrong.
This weeks theme is about the books we read in one setting. I don’t tend to read many books in one sitting
(or one day in general), mostly because I don’t read that fast. Still I did manage to find a few exceptions to that – 12 of them to be exact. Yes, I’m aware that this is top ten Tuesday but I really wanted to include all of them. So that’s what I’m doing!
Anyway, let’s get into the books that I managed to read in one sitting!
- Animal Farm by George Orwell – Aside from this book being very short and therefore manageable to get through in one sitting, the story from this book just sucked me in and I couldn’t put it down. I just had to know everything immediately.
- A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – I adore the Sherlock Holmes stories, they are some of my all time favourites and I don’t think I mention them enough on my blog. This is the first Sherlock Holmes mystery that I read and I loved it, it was very engrossing and I couldn’t put it down.
- The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie – This is my favourite Agatha Christie book that I have read so far. I really don’t know what about this book fascinated me this much, it just did. It’s a Hercule Poirot mystery and one that took me completely by surprise.
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman – Once again, a rather short book that’s completely manageable to read in one sitting. Plus I read this book during a read-a-thon, which explains me reading it fast even more. I adore the writing in this book, I seriously need to read more Neil Gaiman books.
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – I think that most people have read this book by now, therefore you should know how intense this book gets. I just needed to know what was going to happen next and I didn’t even think about stopping it until I get all the answers I wanted.
- Legend by Marie Lu – There is just something about Marie Lu’s writing style that makes it impossible to put down her books. Each of the books in this trilogy I read in one sitting. She is definitely an author that I need to read more from.
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – This is a book that I read during a bus journey from Vienna to my home town
(which takes over 7 hours so I had plenty of time to read). This book sucked me in from the first page and it definitely made my journey a lot more exiting and enjoyable than it otherwise would have been.
- Unwind by Neal Shusterman – This book was very engrossing but also very dark. The whole concept of the world and the things that happened was fascinating and I had to know what was going to happen next. Before I realised it, I had finished the whole book. I should probably continue reading this series, as I did love this book.
- Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley – I don’t tend to read many contemporaries, it just isn’t a genre that interests me that much. However this book I couldn’t put down. I was very interested in the mystery that was happening and I loved the main character. Definitely explains why I managed to finish it in one sitting.
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz – This is one of my all time favourite books, which I have already mentioned many times on my blog. I just loved the characters, the story and the writing flowed beautifully making it impossible to put down.
- Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan – I actually read the first three books of this series in one day. They are short, fun middle-grade books that I adored. Obviously, since I read three of them in one day. Rick Riordan’s books always manage to capture my attention and I love reading his stories.
- The Perks of Being an Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – This book I actually read in school. And I mean in school, not for school. I read it during the last week of a school year, as we didn’t do much during that time
(or rathe I personally didn’t have much to do). I related to this book sooo much, it still remains one of my all time favourites.