Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they come up with a topic and invite whoever wants to add their own list to their own blog.
It’s been a crazy long time since I’ve had the luxury of sitting in bed or curling up on the sofa all day with a book, reading it non-stop from covereth to covereth. There’s something so exciting about being sucked into another world for 6, 7, 8 hours at a time, only coming up for air when your stomach growls or you have to, ahem, pee. And although it’s been a while since I’ve gotten to do this <shakes fist at busy work life and long commute> I long for the days when I had time to read like this, staying up until midnight or later enraptured by a fantastic book.
tHere are my Top Ten Books I’ve read in a day:
Twilight – After seeing the movie I thought “what the heck; I’ll give the book a go.” So I went to buy it, sat down about lunch time and did not move until about 9:00 that night. Thank goodness I was too tired and the bookstore was closed, otherwise I would have gone out and bought New Moon that very night and started it.
Any of The Princess Diaries series – I read these non-stop, not leaving my spot until I had finished one. The only time I didn’t move immediately onto the next one was when some 10 year old managed to snag one of them from the library right before I could grab it.
Hunger Games – This one was glued to my hands. Still might be.
Goddess Interrupted – I got this one from NetGalley and found out I had been approved to read it while I was at work. So when I got home about 6:30 I grabbed a plate of dinner and set up shop in my bedroom. I think I finished this one about 11:30 that evening.
Pandemonium – My eyes didn’t leave the Kindle at all while reading this.
The Percy Jackson Series – These aren’t really that long, so if you’re a fast reader you can easily finish any of them in a day. My record is 2.5 of them in a day.
Divergent – The action in this one was so hot I was afraid if I put it down I might miss something!
Any Romance novel we have lying around the house – These usually don’t take much thinking… I like non-thinking books sometimes!
Saving Francesca – Although not an easy read or a particularly fast read, this one kept me so enraptured and touched my heart so much that I didn’t want to put it down. I couldn’t put it down. I had to stay with Francesca until the very end. I needed her to stay with me.
Catherine, Called Birdy – This is one of my favorite books from growing up (hm, can anyone smell a Retro Read?!) and I remember reading this over and over, never once stopping whenever I got started.