Top Ten Tuesday – May 19, 2015: Top Ten Books I Read In One Day


May 19, 2015

It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic was a freebie so I chose:
Top Ten Books I Read In One Day

It’s a rare and special moment when I sit down with a book and finish it in a single day. Sometimes it’s my goal to read a lot and other times I just can’t put the book down. I wish I had more time to do this but usually life gets in the way! Anyway… I thought it was a fun topic to share with you today! It brings an interesting mix of books that aren’t necessarily lumped together under a specific genre or publication year so it felt like I was able to write a very unique post!


read in one day

Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas: DANGEROUS GIRLS, man. This is a BOOK. I had heard many great things before I started it and I was not let down in any way. I couldn’t put the book down and I didn’t want to! I read it on the plane to BEA 2014 and then thank goodness I had to wait a little bit for Alyssa’s train to get into Grand Central because I was able to finish it before we met up. I did not want to leave that ending for later! Though it did leave me baffled and maybe looking half-crazy at a table in the food court of Grand Central station.

Last Will and Testament by Dahlia Adler: After talking to Dahlia for a while, I was so excited to be able to read and review her first New Adult book! I had so much fun reading LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT and I sort of didn’t even realize I was reading it in one day until it happened. Clearly I was absorbed!

Fault Line by Christa Desir: FAULT LINE was such a powerful book. It was something that I really didn’t want to leave over the span of a few days. It shocked me, opened my eyes to things, made me feel for the characters, and I needed to get to the end before the day was over.

Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith: WILD AWAKE was a total whirlwind. I remember reading this outside on the 4th of July while we barbecued and just hung out. I don’t think I even really took breaks that day when I was reading and sort of just got lost in this book until I finished it!

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider: Oh, this book and my feels. I sometimes forget that I finished this in one day because it really sat with me for so long but it was another book that I just couldn’t stop reading. I needed to know where it was going. I needed to know how it ended. And I just drowned in feelings and secrets and music.

read in one day pt 2The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson: This was one of the first full-length books I actually sat down and read start to finish in one day (well, besides Harry Potter). I just got sucked in to this book and became so invested in the characters. I laughed, I mourned, and I cried some ugly tears alone in my apartment.

I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios: Although I wasn’t AS in love with this book as everyone else was, I still really, really enjoyed it. Enough to finish it in a day, apparently!! I’LL MEET YOU THERE was so wonderful and I couldn’t get enough of it!

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith: I actually don’t even remember finishing this one in a day but my Goodreads says it happened so it must be true. How fitting too since the book takes place in a single 24 hour time period too!

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey: Okay, I don’t like alien books. Like, really not. But the hype for THE 5TH WAVE (especially at the time when I read it) was not unwarranted. I dove in head first and didn’t want to put it down! In fact, I didn’t. I spent the entire afternoon reading it cover-to-cover!

Top Ten Clues You’re Cluelesss by Liz Czukas: I just adore Liz Czukas and her books! TOP TEN CLUES was so much fun and I managed to read it straight through! I just love her stories and her characters!

Have you finished any books in a single sitting or a single day? Or do you like to savor them and spread them out over time? What’s the most addicting book you’ve read that you didn’t want to put down?

Hi, I'm Brittany!
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12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – May 19, 2015: Top Ten Books I Read In One Day

  1. Erica @ Novel Ink

    I want to get my hands on The Sky is Everywhere really soon. Have you read I’ll Give You the Sun? I need to read that one as well, I heard her writing is beautiful and the books just get a hold on your heart.

    I’ll Meet You There was a book I couldn’t put down as well, it was such a great book!

  2. Romi

    I don’t have any idea how many books I’ve read cover to cover in a day, but when I do it’s always pretty exciting. Like a whirlwind! All the emotions being experienced in a single day can be really amazing, but it hasn’t happened in a while, not with a full novel. I’ll have a go on a good search for something that sounds too amazing to hold off reading! Though I think I could have read The Stat Prob in a day. It has such a huge amount of content that I couldn’t really believe it was set over only a single day.
    Neat list! xx

  3. Holly J

    Yessss, love this topic! I actually read A LOT of books in a day. But definitely not as many that impact me as much as others. I think I speed-read so much because there are just too many books and not enough time. Haha. So glad you enjoyed I’ll Meet You There; really love that one. I really liked The Sky is Everywhere, and many of these are on my TBR.

    I think the last really addictive book I read was The Heart of Betrayal (though I didn’t finish that in one day, or er, maybe I did. I don’t remember. Ha). And 5 to 1! That was such a brilliant and quick read that I ended up finishing it in one sitting, and that RARELY ever happens.

  4. Danielle @ Love at First Page

    Ohh I love this topic! I’ll Meet You There was definitely a one-day-er for me too. I couldn’t put that one down for a million dollars (okay, maybe then….) 😛
    I also read Statistical and Top Ten Clues quickly, too. Love shorter fluffy books like that!

  5. Cynthia

    Awesome list. I just read The Sky Is Everywhere last week and I totally read that one in a day. It was so incredible and I was a sobbing mess at the end of it.

  6. Lucy @ The Reading Date

    Ooh nice topic! I always like to hear about unputdownable books like this…especially right now when nothing is really grabbing me. I think I’m going to take your advice and read Last Will and Testament. I think Statistical and Wild Awake were one-sitting reads for me too!

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