Monday 2 April 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books To Read In A Day

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

1. Dreaming of Amelia by Jaclyn Moriarty - I seem to put this in most of my top tens, but really, why wouldn't you? I've raved many times about Moriarty's totally unique writing style, and this is near perfect.

2. Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur - Beyond lovely. One of the sweetest books I've ever read.

3. The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson - A few hours to read, the rest of the day to recover and to try and stop crying!

4. Before I Die by Jenny Downham - As above!

5. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald - Either my favourite novel of all-time, or incredibly close to it, depending on what mood I'm in. One of the shortest of the classics, this tale of the dark side of the American dream begs to be read again, and again, and again.

6. Fables: Legends in Exile (volume 1) - Having rediscovered my graphic novel collection a week or two ago, I'm trying to work out why I put it away in the first place. This is a wonderful introduction to Willingham's fascinating fairy-tale update.

7. For The Record by Ellie Irving - Too lovely, and sweet, to put down before you get to the end!

8. The Last Seal by Richard Denning - Brilliant historical fantasy with strong characters. Again, you won't want to stop reading once you've picked it up.

9. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome - Short, punchy, and incredibly easy to read despite being over a century old. One of the funniest books ever written.

10. Department 19: The Rising by Will Hill - Yes, it's 700 or so pages. So what? I read this in well under 24 hours because I picked it up in the evening, fought off sleep for hours to get as far as I could, and woke uo the next morning to immediately return to it and find out what happened next in this incredibly gripping read.


  1. Haven't heard of any of these, except for The Great Gatsby. I've read that book and it's a favorite classic of mine. I guess we just read totally different literature!

    But, thanks for visiting my blog. I'll look into your books on this list.

    -Cathy @ Abnormally Paranormal Reviews

  2. I couldn't finish The Sky Is Everywhere in a day though, too emotional! Sometimes I just had to put the book down to calm down, haha.
    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday for this week :)

  3. Great list :) I've only read one or two of those... My TTT is here :)

  4. I haven't heard of many of these! Thanks for a great list filled with new books to check out! :D

    My TTT

  5. It's been a long time since I read The Great Gatsby, but I agree, a wonderful book!

  6. Ah, yes, Before I Die was definitely a page turner. The ending was inevitable, I guess, but it was quite the journey to get there. Great list and thanks for stopping by!

  7. There are some titles on your list I haven't heard of! Your list reminded my that I need to add Before I Die to my TBR pile. And I adore anything by Jaclyn Moriarty!

    Thanks for stopping by my top ten :)

  8. I really need to read The Sky Is Everywhere, it looks so good. Great picks!

  9. Great list! Awesome that we both have The Great Gatsby on our lists this week, it really is such a quick read, eh?

    Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier today =)

  10. omg i love fables. the first tpb isn't my favorite but is a great intro into the world. have your read y: the last man standing yet? you should if you haven't. totally engrossing. thanks for sharing your list.

    my top ten tuesday

  11. Hi there, just popping in... Oh some great books here for me to add to my TBR pile, I haven't heard of most of them.

    I'm also your newest follower!

    :) Here is my choice...
    Top Ten Tuesday

  12. I also have only heard of the Great Gatsby from your list, but I'll check out some of the others. I'm always up for a good suggestion.