Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Read in One Sitting

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This week's Top 5 Wednesday topic is Books You Read in One Sitting.  When I have free time, I often read books all in one go, staying up all night reading while my family sleeps.  I can't remember all of the ones I have done so with; therefore, except for first place, this list is made up of the last five I know I truly enjoyed. (I'm not including comic books in this, though, because it's in their nature to be read in one sitting.)

Number Five


Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

This was my first Rowell book, and I absolutely devoured it.  I was drawn in by Park much more than Eleanor, but by the end I wanted to see how her life ended up.  

Number Four



City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

I have read the first three books in The Mortal Instruments series, and I've finished each of them in about one sitting.  They are relatively short and fast-paced, so it is easy to fly right through them. I have done reviews for City of Bones, City of Ashes, and City of Glass if you want to read them.

Number Three


A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers

I read this 500+ page novel in one very long night while Typhoon Dolphin hit my island.  It is definitely one of my favorite books of the year, and you can see my full review here.

Number Two


The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

I just read this a few nights ago, and, in classic Sanderson style, it completely captivated me.  Middlegrade is not a genre I often love, but this was excellent.

Number One


The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

I read every one of these seven books in one sitting, and the latter four I read non-stop the morning they were released.  When a Harry Potter book was released, all of my normal activities (i.e. dressing, eating, drinking, sleeping, socializing) would cease, and I wouldn't put the book down until the last page was read.  

These are my top 5 books (or series) that I read in one go.  What books couldn't you put down?  Tell me in the comments below.

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