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Monday, April 2, 2012

Top Ten Books that can be read in a day

The Broke and Bookish
TTT: Books that can be read in a day. (No particular order.)

1. Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach---I just finished this book in day so it is first to my mind. It is a very fun, yet touching coming-of-age story.

2. Stitches by David Small---The graphic biography by a master illustrator about his early years when he was raised by neglectful, abusive parents. (Do graphic novels count?)

3. Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman---this is one of those special books that can easily be read in one sitting.

4. Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall---written in verse so it reads very fast but you may want to slow it down in order to savor this lovely book.

5. Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony---This one probably shouldn't count since there are very few words. I felt like I was telling myself the story.

6. Exposed by Kimberly Marcus---told in verse this is the story of a girl who is conflicted if she should side with her brother or her friend.  I read this one in an hour.

7. The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan---written in dictionary form this is a story about a budding relationship.

8. Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick---I read this story in one sitting.  It was so exciting I couldn't put it down.

9. Staying Fat for Sarah Brynes by Chris Crutcher---I read this book one summer afternoon in the hammock.

10. Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan--- thirteen little graphic vignettes. I love this book.

What are your favorite books that you read in a day?



  1. Haven't read any of these but might have to!

    Our Top Ten!

  2. Fun! I love it when I find a list of books that all need to be added to my TBR! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for sharing your list!

  3. I picked up Stupid Fast on a whim the other day, I'm glad to see you liked it! And I echo the Lover's Dictionary pick, it's such a fantastic concept and a wonderful book.

    Great list!
    My Top Ten Tuesday

  4. Ooh, I'm dying to read The Graveyard Book! And yes, audiobooks do tend to take longer, I love being read to, but not being able to control the pace is so frustrating for me!

  5. Stupid Fast looks like a fantastic read. Great list, by the way.

    Here's my Top Ten. Would love for you to stop by.

  6. I totally forgot about The Graveyard Book; agreed, it can definitely be read in one sitting xD Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier today =)

  7. Great list - but haven't read any yet! More to add to my list.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Haven't read any of these but I do plan to read The Lover's Dictionary. Thanks for stopping by.

  9. I have heard wonderful things about Chopsticks! :)

  10. I'm really curious about Chopsticks. I've picked it up a couple of times at the bookstore, but I can't really figure it out. I keep seeing people saying good things about it though.

  11. Interesting choices, I loved reading through them! I haven't read any, but The Graveyard Book has been on my list for ages!


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