Monday, April 2, 2012

TOP TEN TUESDAY: The Top Ten Books to Read in a Day

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic is the The Top Ten Books to Read in a Day.

Ok, my husband gets jealous of me all the time because I read books in a day all the time while he has to read boring books for his graduate school work. Usually it is because I just can’t put it down. I really need to know what happens to the characters and putting the book down doesn't work because then I won't be able sleep so I fmight as well just finish the book so my mind is at rest (maybe).

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
This is the latest book I read in a day so I had to put it on the list!

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’EngleThis is a book that once I start I can’t put down. On a side note, A Wrinkle in Time is turning 50 years old this year. What a wonderful classic!

Smile by Reina TelgemeierOne reason I like graphic novels is because I can read them so quickly. Some I can even read over lunch. Smile is a fun tale about dealing with middle school that can be enjoyed in a few hours.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenOne day maybe I will read the book in the morning and then watch the BBC version of the movie in the evening. PERFECT DAY! For now I have P&P on my phone and I read a chapter or two at a time while waiting in random places.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
How could I not read this in a day? Seriously! I can’t stand not knowing what will happen to characters in intense situations. I also stayed up until 3:00am reading Catching Fire and then midnight reading Mockingjay. I was a little obsessed.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian SelznickYes, this book is 533 pages BUT over a third of the pages are amazing illustrations and a lot of the pages with text are only partially filled so it is a surprisingly quick read. Also, the story is wonderfully fantastic so this is a story you just can’t put down.

The Westing Game by Ellen RaskinThis is a skinny book so it’s easy to read in a day. However, it is so jam-packed full of mystery, murder, and intrigue that you won’t realize that it was just a little book that you read.

Anya’s Ghost by Vera BrosgolAlthough I don’t usually read scary/ghost stories, I picked this up around Halloween. I settled down thinking it would take me a while to read, but since it was a graphic novel I got through it fairly quickly. AND it left me pretty creeped out so I guess it did it’s job.

The Outsiders by S.E. HintonI actually LISTENED to this book in a day as my husband and I made our way to Minnesota. Although it came out almost 3 decades ago, The Outsiders is still a great book that makes the characters seem so alive and keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Looking for Alaska by John GreenA friend loaned me this book over the summer and once I started it I couldn’t put it down. Looking for Alaska started off a bit slow, but soon I was pulled into the world of a boarding school in the South where pulling pranks might just rank above studying.


  1. The statistical probability of love at first sight is on my TBR list, the cover is gorgeous. >.<
    Here's my list;

  2. The Hunger Games, I'm reading that one right now and I sure want to keep reading!

  3. Nice list. Thanks for the suggestions.