Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books To Read In A Day
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Reading books in a day is one of those things that makes me HUGELY happy. I feel not only accomplished, but also like I’ve just read a book so rocking and awesome that I literally couldn’t put it down until I was done. Lots of these books are some of my favorites, and most of them are going to be contemporaries, friends. They’re the only books I can usually manage to finish in a day, although there are some other gems thrown in here that are speedy and AWESOME. And since these books are so good that you will have NO CHOICE but to read them quickly, I included a couple extra in case you have a few more days to spare for reading! Yay!
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. Sigh. This one surprised me, guys, because I was expecting something cute and fun. It turned out to be something deeper, sweeter, and a little bit less about the relationship (A LITTLE BIT) and more about Hadley’s family. But it was still majorly swoony, and Oliver? LOVE HIM. I couldn’t put this one down.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. OH MY GOD THIS BOOK. I’ve read this book in one day more than once. To me, it’s almost a perfect contemporary. Ever since I read about Anna and St. Clair and how their friendship evolves into REAL LOVE in PARIS, I think about them all the time. (No, that’s not crazy. It’s not.)
Going Too Far/Forget You/Love Story by Jennifer Echols. I have read all of these books in less than a day more than once, too. Seriously, Jennifer Echols is KILLER at contemporaries. Honestly. She’s a must read author for me because she nails all of the emotions and behaviors of her characters. They act like real people, which means that sometimes they’re infuriating. Also, the PANTY-MELTING.
Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler. Woot! Guys, I’ve JUST NOW realized that this book was probably the beginning of my infatuation with hockey players. Because there’s one in this book, except he’s injured. Same as our leading lady, except she plays basketball. They get together at this summer camp where they help each other “rehabilitate.” *wink wink* But honestly, this is a SOLID relationship story, guys.
Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu. I know I’ve sung the praises of LEGEND before, but when we’re talking about books that I can read in a day, this is most definitely one of them. The pace of Day and June’s story in The Republic is CRAZY, and it’s gripping, too. Lots of action, a developing romance, mystery, lies, shady politics. ONLY THE GOOD STUFF, friends.
Hunting Lila (Lila #1) by Sarah Alderson. Have you guys had a chance to read this one? HUNTING LILA hasn’t been published in the US yet, but I bought a copy for myself anyway and I’m SO GLAD I did. Talk about nonstop THINGS! SO much happening in this book that I couldn’t put it down until I was finished–only took a few hours. PLUS! There’s some superpower business going on here that appeals to my superhero lover.
Moonglass by Jessi Kirby. Awww, this book was sweet and wonderful! Such a great story about a girl learning to live without her mother, AT THE BEACH, which is one of my “I must read this book because it has X” things. And the romancin’ is LOVELY.
She’s So Dead to Us (He’s So/She’s So #1) by Kieran Scott. JERSEY HOLLA! I love this series because these books are like crack. Real Teenage Kids of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, minus the Italian guidette angle, but still with the absurdly rich people whose kids get into some outrageous, crazy, bitchy shenanigans. I love reading Jersey books, and these are probably my favorite YAs. Pure gossipy, trashy, crazy fun.
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley. Since this book takes place in just one day, I think it’s more than appropriate that I READ it in just one day! I was blown away by GRAFFITI MOON, and not just because it’s got a great, slow, delicious romance. It’s also got gorgeous words and a really magical atmosphere (the whole book takes place at night). SIGH.
Dairy Queen (Dairy Queen #1) by Catherine Gilbert Murdock. DJ SCHWENK! Guys, DJ is one of my favorite characters. She’s frank, unaffected, a little naive, open-hearted, funny, and unpretentious. She lives on a FARM (Amy-book buzz word!), plays basketball and football, and has some really honest and wonderful relationship up and downs with her bf, Brian. Read this first book in a day, read the second book in a day, and read the third book in just over a day. WORD.
Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman. GUYS. This book has the following: Vikings, Norse mythology, a spunky young character, jeopardy, magic, and NEIL GAIMAN’S NAME on the cover. It’s short enough to almost be a novella, but it’s got lots of personality and charm and that little hint of darkness that Neil Gaiman’s books always have. Winner winner, chicken dinner.
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. I can’t think of a thing about this book that, when all is said and done, bothers me. Literally nothing. I’ve read it several times, all in one day. And I don’t even rush, guys. I CAN’T RUSH. I don’t want to rush this book. And yet I always devour it BECAUSE IT’S PERFECT.
P.S. One of these days, I’m going to quit messing around with the way these posts look. One day. Not today, obviously. But my fingers are crossed.