Top Ten Books to Read in One Day

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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Top Ten YA Books to Read in One Day:

1. Many Waters by Madeleine L’Engle – This one is a quick read, friends. It’s under 300 pages, it has a non-stop pace and there is a sweet romantic element that soars throughout the entire story. If you know Biblical story of Noah’s Ark, you might think you’re prepared for this one, but trust me…it’s a new twist!

2. Dark Song by Gail Giles – When I first read this book, I was in a reading slump, and I was so sick of trying to struggle through a book day after day. I picked this up, and I read it in four hours. It’s a quick read – dark and furious – and I was left feeling completely uncomfortable for days. I think, however, it’s the best when a book makes you feel something.

3. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling – Seriously…does anyone not have these books on their lists? I read every single one of these books in less than a day each. Nonstop. They’re so chock full of twists and turns that, let’s be honest, if I put the book down, I would have been in withdrawals for hours. That’s simply not ok.

4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – I’d throw in Catching Fire and Mockingjay, too, honestly, because I read them all in less than a day each, as well. I re-read them in less, too! They’re powerful, they sick their claws into you and you simply cannot put them down. I’m jussayin’.

5. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab – This is one of the most beautifully poetic and well-written stories I’ve read in a long time. It’s such a searing storyline, and the words are like poetry, as much as they are a story. So graceful and lyrical, I re-read this anytime I’m in a book slump!

6. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin – Okay, I realize this is a longer book, but I couldn’t stop reading it once I started. A) Noah Shaw was too dang hot for me to let him go. B) Mara had some seriously bad mojo going on, and I really had to know why. C) Cliffhanger of Doom. I want MORE!

7. On the Banks of the Bayou by Roger Lea McBride – This is one of the Rose Wilder books (daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder). I was obsessed with them when I was younger, and the series still sits proudly on my shelf. I really hope to share them with my children someday. They’re great, fast reads, and you get to watch as Rose grows up.

8. Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater – I don’t like her Shiver series. I’m sorry. I really, really, REALLY dislike it. That said, I do love both Ballad and Lament, and I think this is the better of the two. It’s fast-paced, it’s twisted and a bit dark and it’s a story that you wish had a next installment!

9. Vampire Academy by Rachelle Mead – I swore these off forever. I said I would never read a vampire book, and I would certainly not read a series with vampires in a boarding school. Well, I was wrong. I read the series, and I adored it…and now I can’t stop reading it. I could definitely read all these non-stop in a day.

10. Between by Jessica Warman – I didn’t know what to expect from this book, but I was just blown away. Though a bit predictable, the story has a beautiful theme, a tragically beautiful storyline and the chance to watch someone grow after life – something truly beautiful and unexpected.



  1. This is a great list!  (And I am totally with you on the Shiver series)

  2. I completely agree about Harry Potter and The Hunger Games....both series are fantastic! And excellent reads that you can't put down.

  3. I remember that before I read the HP books I thought everyone who read them in a day was insane - then I read and understood *lol* 

    Great list :) Stop by and see my Top Ten / Teaser Tuesday!

  4. They're so much fun to just read back to back, right?!

  5. I know, right?! Those two have a place on pretty much any list haha

  6. Glad to know I"m not alone on the Shiver series haha

  7. Great list of books. I have Catching Fire and Mockingjay on my list too. A lot of people have that series on their list.

  8. Yup Hunger Games, there are other books for me, but often 800 page fantasy books and those are a bit impossible ;)

  9. I didn't like Maggie S.'s Shiver series either. I could barely get through the first book, so I've been a little leery to read Ballad.  But I think I'll give it a go now.
    Great list! 


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