I am generally speaking a fast reader and an obsessive reader- if I’m hooked, I’ll read until my eyeballs burn haha! And there are many books that I finished in a day or two, but for this TTT I really did try to focus on ten books I finished in one sitting.
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli: my most recent one sitting read, which I hadn’t done in SO long! The voice was pitch perfect with compelling characters.
I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe: a surprise entry because A) I’m not a huge Civil War fan B) this book was lovely but intense. Maybe for that reason, I couldn’t put it down. I was entranced and read until the bittersweet end.
The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson: my favorite sort of one sitting read, contemporaries with a hilarious voice and lots of banter. I couldn’t read fast enough! I actually read this at work on a really slow day, whoops.
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater: perhaps my most anticipated book of last year, of COURSE I was going to read it all at once! I’m not the sort of person who is good at savoring a book, I need to find everything out first and savor on the reread. This reached Harry Potter levels for me: I carried the book around for awhile, staring at the cover, marveling at holding it in my hands, and felt such awe at reading new Raven Cycle words. I read until 1 or 2am and felt exhaustifed afterwards.
The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron: captivating from the first page and hard to put down because I needed to solve the mystery! Plus it was so atmospheric and I loved the characters.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling: a classic. I read every Harry Potter book in about a day but this is the only one I read cover to cover in one sitting, on my couch after the midnight release. I laughed and cried and fell asleep clutching the book and my teddy bear to my chest (yes, I was 21 at the time). It was an emotional night to say the least!
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley: one of those books that just flies by without realizing it, much like the night in the story itself. A thoroughly Australian, character driven novel.
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill: I have a very clear memory of this one! I read the whole book in one sitting at jury duty, and then I got dismissed. It was a great way to spend the day, and my first foray into YA contemporary.
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill: the definition of tension, mystery, and the need to turn the pages as fast as humanly possible. I couldn’t put this book down if I tried!
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell: an accidental “whoops I just read 500 pages in one afternoon, my eyeballs hurt” sort of book. I was swept into Simon and Baz’s story more than I expected to be.
Bonus: the picture my mom actually took of me sleeping after finishing Deathly Hallows. Half of my fandom life wrapped up in one night haha:
Do you often read books in one sitting? Is it usually a certain type of book or something else that keeps you turning the pages? Let me know!