Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Top Ten Books to Read in One Day

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

1. Go Ask Alice. A quick engaging read, based on a "true" story (depending on who you ask) of a teenager who's life quickly downward spirals after drug abuse.

2. The Summoning by Kelly Armstrong. This book was just one of those that had a hold of me from the beginning, and before I knew it I was turning the last page! Needless to say, I quickly went and bought the second one.

3.Valiant by Holly Black. Short, but filled with adventure, this fairy tale gone wrong was a wonderful quick read. In fact, all three of The Modern Faerie Tales were great, but this one was my favorite.


4. Where She Went by Gayle Forman. The companion novel to If I Stay may possibly be better than the first. It basically happens over a course of one night, making it the perfect one day read!

5.Firelight by Sophie Jordon. Unique with dragon shape-shifters, this book was another page turner!

6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. When I first got my hands on Harry Potter in 4th grade, I didn't put it down the whole entire day. As I've grown up, this hasn't changed. If I'm reading the Harry Potter series, be prepared not to hear from for a week.

7.The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfield (The Midnighters). Short and to the point, The Midnighters is one series that grabs you and takes you into the secret world where some people get a whole extra hour in the day. Must be nice right? Wrong. Because while everyone else is frozen, the dark things come out to play.

8. Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things. Ever wish for a sarcastic heroine in all those comic books? Meet Courtney Crumrin. Witty and adventurous, Courtney is who really got me sucked into the comic book world.

9. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles. This book was so fantastic, and short. Similar to that of Dirty Dancing, this chick-lit novel will definitely have you finishing it by the end of the day.

10. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Unless you've been under a rock, you should know what Twilight is. And at this point, you either love it or hate it. For me, I loved it when I first read the series way back before Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were even thought of as "Edward and Bella". Regardless, for me it was a great one day read and one of my favorites.

16 comments

  1. I have never heard of Midnighters, but I am happy to have found it here! Nice Top Ten Tuesday- come see ours, too, if you like, at YA Fiction and Whiskey Sours :-)

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    1. It's one of Scott Westerfields lesser now series. They're quite hard to find in bookstores for some reason! But very good! Thanks, I'll head over there and check your post out as well :]

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  2. I've only read Harry Potter from this list - but the covers for the rest are gorgeous, especially Valiant.

    Tanya
    Girlxoxo.com

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    1. All the Modern Faerie Tale covers are gorgeous! They're really great reads too!

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  3. I also thought that Where She Went was the stronger of the two! You have a great list- I must check out Courtney Crumrin, it sounds fantastic. I like a good sarcastic heroine.

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    1. They did have Courtney Crumrin avliable in NetGalley if your signed up for that. They're wonderful reads! And very interesting. She can definitely keep up with all the other boy heroes!

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  4. Mine are Obsidian, Hunger Games and Divergent

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    1. I haven't read Divergent yet, but I got it on my shelf... it's the pretty copy you sent me for my B-day :D

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  6. Yes. Firelight so should have been on my list. I've been reading Armstrong's adult series. As soon as I'm caught up I'm going to read her YA series.

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    1. I really need to read her adult series! My friend sent them all to me, I just haven't gotten around to it yet, but I heard they are wonderful.

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  7. Wow! Great list. I've read most of these and the rest I've been dying to read.

    Great picks!

    Here's Mine

    ~Danica Page

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  8. You know, it never occured to me to put Harry Potter on my list. Shame on me! Or the Twilight series either (but that is probably because I am still struggling with my repressed TwiShame at how much I love those books... and I DO!). I'm glad to see "Perfect Chemistry" turning up though, because I have been dying to read that book!

    Great list all around Sonnie, and definitely a few that I will have to check out. You can bet that I'll be following!

    Happy reading, J

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    1. Haha it's okay. I have repressed TwiShame as well! I'm an English major and in pretty much every one of my classes they always talk about how horrible Twilight is. And I'm always meekly saying... "But... but it's not horrible... I love it." lol.

      Perfect Chemistry is WONDERFUL!

      And thanks :D

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  9. Fabulous list! Here's my Top Ten. Would love for you to stop by. New follower via GFC :)

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  10. Great list! I agree with so many of them!

    I am also a new follower from Goodreads!!

    http://myguiltyobsession.blogspot.com/

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