The Broke and the Bookish where they're always coming up with genius ideas for brain-stimulating and bookish top ten lists. Today's list is of books that can (and should!) be read in one day. For a slow reader like me, this is a better than average feat. Here are a few great books I've read in a day (or close to a day)!
1. Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going - Somebody from Bookcrossing sent me this book, and I just cracked it open to read the first paragraph like I do when I get a new book...except I practically didn't put it down again until the last page was turned!
2. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray - I read this on the Sunday or Monday of one Memorial Day weekend when I was so sick I shouldn't have been able to focus on anything. Sitting on the porch devouring this book in huge gulps almost made me forget how miserable I was feeling.
3. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer - Say what you will about its quality, the plot to this book is kind of addicting. I read this at Christmastime and couldn't be bothered to stop to decorate the Christmas tree, which is crazy because normally I can't wait to do Christmas-y things.
4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - I was reading this one at Christmastime, too. In fact we were in the car on the way to some Christmas festival that I'd been dying to go to for years. I rarely even read in the car anymore because it tends to make me feel miserable after not too long, but I couldn't put it down, really, it was tough to put it down even long enough to go to the Christmas event!
5. Any Harry Potter Book by J.K. Rowling - Can I tell you how many times these books actually made me late to work? Had I been jobless or less of a stickler for good attendance, I would have read these books in a day each!
6. The Call by Yannick Murphy - This is kind of a surprising appearance for this list. Usually a "read it in one day" book is all about the kind of plot that makes it so you can't stop turning the pages. I was so in love with the vet who is the main character in the story and the sort of whimsical, unique way this story was told that I couldn't put it down, and it saved me from a massive reading slump!
7. Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer - I can't believe I almost forgot this one! I started reading it on a flight home from Florida, got home, and kept reading it. When I finally finished it, I was so involved with it that I actually felt disoriented when I turned the last page and had to re-enter the real world. Everything that was happening in the book felt too real!
8. Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty - When I was in college and hardly had time for all the pleasure reading I was missing, I picked this up at the local outlet stores. It's told all in notes and letters, is hilariously funny, and I easily finished it in a day while disregarding all homework responsibilities.
9. Last Days of Summer by Steve Kluger - I don't know that I did read this in a day, but I easily could have. I used to be so against books trying to be clever written all in correspondence format. I'm obviously a changed person since this is the second one on this list alone. This book is the by turns hilarious and heartbreaking story of an immature baseball star and the Dennis the Menace-esque kid that, against all odds, he ends up befriending. It's priceless!
10. Sparrow Road by Sheila O'Connor - Okay, maybe this is a fluke, and I read it all in one day because I read it for Readathon, but it's still a great read in one day book, especially in winter when you will totally drink up its delicious portrayal of summer. Even after I interrupted my Readathon with a Zumbathon which was totally exhausting, this book still managed to hold my attention well into the night!
What's a book that you loved so much you read it in a day?