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Top Ten Tuesday // Books I would have read in one sitting (if I was a faster reader)

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s theme is:

July 20: Books I Read In One Sitting (or would have if I had the time)

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a very fast reader, so there are times when I want to finish a book in a day, but it’s just a too long and I can’t quite do it.

These are some of the books I would have liked to finish in a day, but didn’t manage it.


I read Pumpkin, Cemetery Boys, and RWRB in physical format, so although I was trying to blaze though them (because they were really addictive), there was no way I was going to finish them in one sitting (RWRB is over 500 pages).

I listened to Be Dazzled and Blackout on audio, so I had more chance of finishing them in one go because I typically listen to audiobooks on 1.8 or 2.0x speed. But, I read both when I was having pretty busy weeks (at separate times this year), so circumstances meant it just wasn’t possible.

I thoroughly enjoyed all of these books and Fable and Legendborn were so addictive that I wanted to read them all in one go, even though I didn’t have time. I came very close to reading The Black Tides of Heaven all in one go because the audiobook was only 4.5 (ish) hours long, but I think I ended up finishing it the next day.


Which books have you read in one sitting? Or, if you’re a slower reader like me, which books did you come close to reading in one sitting?

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