Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
This week’s topic: Top Ten Books To Read In A Day
Fun topic for this week’s TTT! Granted, a lot of the books I read are definitely more-than-one-day reads but there’s been a few that can definitely be read in a day =P In no particular order:
01. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson — This novel is so light, sweet and wonderful that it demands to be read all the way through. The movie adaptation was just as wonderful.
02. Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson — I read this last summer and I just could not believe how quickly I breezed through it! It’s a very intense novel, I couldn’t put it down because I just needed to know what was going on with Christine, the main character.
03. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (review) — I forgot how slim this volume was when I re-read it last month, I managed to read the entire novel in one sitting. And yet Fitzgerald has managed to convey enough of the story without stretching it beyond 200 pages…
04. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (review) — I read this book a few summers ago and it was the perfect summer read. Written in epistolary style, it’s an absolutely charming story that makes you want to just sit put and read their story to the very end.
05. Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez — A very, very slim novel contemplating on the phenomenon where everyone knew that a crime was going to be committed and yet no stopped it from happening. Curious work.
06. Silk by Alessandro Baricco — I’m currently re-reading this book (albeit very slowly) in Italian. It’s a slim novel that reads like a fairy tale but the story has a mix of adventure and sensuality.
07. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling — I started re-reading the series sometime last year (finally got around to buying myself a copy of all the series) and I was surprised at how fast I went through the first volume.
08. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill — A haunting novel that’s relatively quick to read through. I am curious to know how the recent movie with Daniel Radcliffe fared…
09. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho — Still hands down my favourite book from him, the message of the story is just wonderful.
10. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (review) — I totally forgot about this book until Anne mentioned it but I pretty much read this book in a day. Gaiman does such a wonderful job of bringing in the fantastical element and weaving it into a story involving coming of age.
And that’s all I can think of for this week’s TTT…and just shy from completing my 10 too! Unfortunately the rest of my novels are definitely more than a day’s reading, lol. Might come back and update this post if I think of another book…Anyways, I hope you enjoyed that list! What’s on your TTT for this week?