Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Read In One Sitting

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is: Read In One Sitting.

I actually read books in one sitting a lot 😛 It used to happen more often a couple of years ago, as I was less busy, but every once in a while I still find myself glued to a book through an entire day.

31145148The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden


At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind—she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil.

22840421Lost Stars by Claudia Gray


Eight years after the fall of the Old Republic, the Galactic Empire now reigns over the known galaxy. Resistance to the Empire has been all but silenced. Only a few courageous leaders such as Bail Organa of Alderaan still dare to openly oppose Emperor Palpatine. After years of defiance, the many worlds at the edge of the Outer Rim have surrendered. With each planet’s conquest, the Empire’s might grows stronger.

30233110Dark Matter by Blake Crouch


In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible. Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves?

18189606City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong


Casey Duncan is a homicide detective with a secret: when she was in college, she killed a man. She was never caught, but he was the grandson of a mobster and she knows that someday this crime will catch up to her. Casey’s best friend, Diana, is on the run from a violent, abusive ex-husband. When Diana’s husband finds her, and Casey herself is attacked shortly after, Casey knows it’s time for the two of them to disappear again.

27883214Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat


Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave. Beautiful, manipulative and deadly, his new master Prince Laurent epitomises the worst of the decadent court at Vere.

23299512Illuminae by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff


This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

24485589Ready Player One by Ernest Cline


In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize.

23592235Vicious by V.E. Schwab


Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.

30095464Family of Lies: Sebastian by Sam Argent


Sebastian Orwell did the only thing a smart wizard could do when he stumbled upon the wounded Crown Prince: he healed him and dumped him in a tavern where he could continue not being Sebastian’s problem. Unfortunately, the prince isn’t content with being alive, and he hunts Sebastian down to thank him personally. Not only is Sebastian stuck with the prince’s unwanted affections, he’s also confronted by growing evidence linking the assassination attempt to someone from his father’s past.

25733660Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente


A handsome young man arrives in St Petersburg at the house of Marya Morevna. He is Koschei, the Tsar of Life, and he is Marya’s fate. For years she follows him in love and in war, and bears the scars. But eventually Marya returns to her birthplace – only to discover a starveling city, haunted by death. Deathless is a fierce story of life and death, love and power, old memories, deep myth and dark magic, set against the history of Russia in the twentieth century.


What are some books you’ve read in one sitting? Any from this list?
Let me know in the comments!


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12 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Read In One Sitting

  1. mwgerard says:

    You read BEAR AND NIGHTINGALE in one sitting!?! Color me impressed! I enjoyed it but it took me a few days to get through it. I’m trying to remember the last time I managed to get through a book in a few consecutive hours. … 🤔

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  2. notimefortinybookshelves says:

    Why am I the only person in the world who could not get through Ready Player One? I wanted to love it so much, but I just had such a hard time getting through it and eventually gave up. I am impressed that you read Illuminae in one sitting! I’ve also heard really great things about Vicious, but I haven’t read it yet myself. Nice list!

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    • owlsreads says:

      Ooohh, I actually started Ready Player One with the audiobook? I got through the first few chapters like that, and then picked up a paperback because I really liked the narration. 🙂 Illuminae was so amazing! And Vicious is suuuuuch a great book, oh my god!

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