Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read In One Sitting (Or Would Have If I Had The Time)

It’s time for another TTT post! Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. The topic for this week is: Books I Read In One Sitting (Or Would Have If I Had The Time).

As far as I can remember, I haven’t finished any books in one sitting. It’s not like I haven’t found any books that were so good I couldn’t put them down because I have! To be honest, I can only read for 1-2 hours per sitting, which isn’t enough time to finish a book.

In no particular order, this list has ten books that I LOVED and read as fast as I possibly could. Half are mystery/thriller because nothing makes me want to turn the pages than some good suspense. The other half vary in genre but still had me glued to their pages.

1 — Gone Girl

I thought I had read some good thrillers before, but this changed everything and made me love thrillers even more than before.

2 — Little Fires Everywhere

I loved Celeste Ng’s storytelling techniques and I was highly invested in the characters. It’s been a while since I read this book, but it was such a page-turner, and it made Celeste Ng an instant new favourite author for me.

3 — Dear Justyce

I sped through this book and it’s the closest I’ve come to finishing a book in one sitting. Justyce’s story is so compelling and I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, this is a must-read!!

4 — Evvie Drake Starts Over

I read this book within 24 hours, and it’s still in the number one spot for my favourite romance. It’s laugh-out-loud funny and Evvie is an awesome protagonist. If you’re a fan of Emily Henry’s books, you should check this out!

5 — The Guest List

This is the most recent mystery thriller I’ve read, and it blew everything else out of the water. I can’t decide if it’s better than Gone Girl, but at the very least, they tie as my all-time favourites for this genre.

6 —Quiet in Her Bones

This is another amazing mystery thriller that had me up past 3 AM reading. It’s about the remains of a socialite being found 10 years after her disappearance and the quarter of a million dollars that vanished with her. The investigation has her son determined to find out what happened to her, and there are so many twists along the way.

7 — The Heatwave

The short chapters that alternate between the past and present made it easy for me to devour this book in just under 5 hours. It’s a psychological thriller about a mother and how far she will go to protect her daughter from a dark past that has come back to haunt her.

8 — Last Day

I was surprised by how fast I finished this book because I didn’t pick it out myself and wasn’t in the mood to read a murder mystery at the time. For some reason, I decided to read the first page, and then I couldn’t put it down. The ending had me in shock and even though this book is dark and disturbing, it was such a good read.

9 — One to Watch

I’m actually in the middle of reading this right now, and I’m obsessed with it. I hope it continues as it is because this book is so refreshing and impactful. I find it so easy to get lost in it for a good hour without being distracted.

10 — Why We Swim

I loved every bit of this book. With stories of swimmers from all over the world and different skill levels, Bonnie Tsui explains why swimming is one of the world’s most popular recreational sports, despite humans not being natural-born swimmers. If you want to learn about the health benefits of swimming and how our relationship with the water developed, you have to read this.

How long are your longest reading sessions? If you’ve finished any books in one sitting or came close, let me know in the comments!

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