Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read Rather Quickly

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Books I Read In One Sitting (or would have if I had the time). I feel like this is a trick because I could probably read most books in one sitting if I had the time. There are a few I distinctly remember reading in one sitting/one day, and a few others that I read rather quickly despite the page length.

I’m going to mention the obvious first. I can read most manga, children’s books, picture books, and contemporaries in one sitting. They’re usually quick and short and easier to read. So instead of listing every single manga or children’s books or YA contemporary I’ve read in a short span of time, I’ll just leave it at this.

Max by James Patterson: The first book I can remember actually finishing in one sitting is Max, the fifth book in the Maximum Ride series. I remember my mom bringing it home from the library and sitting down with it on a Friday night and reading and reading and reading until all 300 pages were done. Was this a good idea? Probably not, but I was young.

Catching Fire / Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins: I don’t know for sure if I read these books in one sitting, but I remember reading them rather quickly after their release date and then for Catching Fire having to wait an entire year for answers to that cliffhanger ending and sobbing into a mess after reading Mockingjay. So worth it.

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia: I remember being over at someone’s house for a Mario Kart Tournament, losing pretty quickly on, and spending the rest of the time sitting on the couch reading this book.

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones: I read this while on a three-ish day camping trip so I don’t know for sure if I finished it in one day, but it was a pretty short time span.

Shadow and Bone trilogy by Leigh Bardugo: I didn’t read this whole trilogy in one sitting/one day, but I read all three during a trip to California, most of them during the flight there, so I think it counts.

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord: I also read this during that trip to California when we had a “relaxing day” after our trip. This one for sure was read in a single day.

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness: The first time I read this was on missions trip to Florida. Again, because of flying and travel, I read most of it in one day. I remember telling the leader of the campground we worked that I liked to read and how I already read one book since we left Ohio. I didn’t read it while we were working, just during travel and free time. I read two other books during that trip as well. (I think there’s a theme here… if I have time to read…)

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk: I don’t recall reading this in one day, but Goodreads has the start and finish dates as the same day. Most of Wolk’s books are fairly fast reads and they’re so good.

Kent State by Deborah Wiles: This novel in verse is a quick read and even quicker as an audiobook on 1.5x speed. I read it in a few hours while working on a project at work.

What books have you read in one day/one sitting? Don’t forget to join the link-up!


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