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TTT – 10 Books to Read in a Day

I’m joining up with the Broke and the Bookish this week to talk about my Top Ten Books to Read in a day.  This one is kind of hard for me because I haven’t been able to read a book in a day in a long time.   So please know that, more than likely, I did not finish all of these in a day unless I read them before I had children.  Even then, the likelihood is low.
Instead, I’m diving into this one from a few different angles: books that I didn’t want to put down, books that were very fast and easy to read (actually, there’s only one big on this list that fits into ONLY this category, and I’ll make sure I identify it when I get there), and books that probably shouldn’t have taken me as long as they actually did.
The Writing Life by Annie Dillard – a wonderful little book on writing that reminds us why writer’s sit down to write.

Fangirl: A Novel by Rainbow Rowell – I definitely didn’t finish this in one sitting, but I would have if I could have.  Young love, twin sisters finding their own identities, confusing family – how could this one go wrong?

Thornyhold by Stewart, Mary(November 1, 1988) Hardcover by Mary Stewart – one of my favorite books of all time.  Witchy introvert who inherits her aunts cottage in the country.  This is the best book to read in the early fall when you’re itching to get cozy!

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Anne Lamott – Hilarious book on writing.  Really, it’s some of the best writing advice I’ve ever read and in such a down to earth format.  I am amazed by Anne Lamott!

The Road by Cormac McCarthy – gritty, apocalyptic, very short novel about a father and son.  The writing is incredible and the story pulls you right along.

The Uncommon Reader: A Novella by Alan Bennett – a sweet novella about the Queen of England in search of books.  A must read for all book lovers!


The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster – This was the first book that I read where I felt like I was in on the joke.  It’s so clever and full of puns – I thought it was the best thing ever in the sixth grade.  And I still love to read it – twenty years later!


Matilda by Roald Dahl – Matilda is a smart and magical girl who is born into a family that doesn’t understand her.  I think a lot of us can relate!


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows – one of my favorite light hearted books that reminds me of how much I love to read.  This is set in the Guernsey Isles during WWII, which was the only Nazi occupied land in the UK.  I love this time period and this novel didn’t disappoint – especially when I was in a reading funk!


In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware – This was the book that I wasn’t wild about, but couldn’t put down.  A writer attends a bachelorette party in the middle of nowhere and weird, creepy things happen.  A murder mystery – who died?  Who murdered that person?  This had a plot that kept driving, even if it felt a little too commercial for my tastes.


 

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10 thoughts on “TTT – 10 Books to Read in a Day

  1. I loved Matilda as a child! I might have to revisit it sometime soon. The Uncommon Reader sounds very good. I’ll have to add that to my TBR list.
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