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Ten Books I (Totally Could've) Read in One Sitting

Well, it's been a while! That was a totally unintentional brief hiatus, but I'm back! I've missed making posts, but I had midterms a couple of weeks ago, and things just got so hectic that I needed a break. Hopefully I'll be back on a somewhat normal posting schedule now, but no promises!

One of my favorite things about a book is when I love it enough that I want to read it in one sitting. I don't actually get to do that a lot, though, since other things tend to come up. So here are ten books - not counting comics, novellas, or other really short books - that were completely worthy of being read in one sitting, whether I actually did that or not.
THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renee Ahdieh (The Wrath & the Dawn #1): This was the first book that came to mind when I saw this topic, and with good reason. I started it in the middle of a school day, so I couldn't actually read it all at once, but when I actually got time to read, I couldn't put it down. It was just so perfect!

WOLF BY WOLF by Ryan Graudin (Wolf by Wolf #1): This one was so fast-paced that I just had to keep reading and keep reading because I needed to find out what happened next, especially since I got so invested in the characters so early on.

THE BOY MOST LIKELY TO by Huntley Fitzpatrick (My Life Next Door #2): I wasn't expecting to get sucked into this one so much! I still don't know exactly what it was, but I absolutely flew through this one.

SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows #1): This book does so many things well, one of which is keeping you on the edge of your seat. Everything was happening so quickly that I could barely bring myself to stop reading! Even to do important things, like eat.

SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by Becky Albertalli: I basically read this in one sitting both times I read it, and I can't really see reading it any other way. I devoured it like a package of Oreos.

A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU by Claudia Gray (Firebird #1): All of the books in this series are quick reads, but this one especially stands out in my mind because I remember thinking that I'd take a quick break from homework to start the book and then suddenly I was on page 150 and I didn't want to stop.

THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING by Morgan Matson: This is a pretty long book to be on this kind of list, but it was that great! I had to take a break in the middle to sleep, but if I could have I totally would've powered through and done this in one sitting. It put a huge smile on my face.

SCARLET by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles #2): This is my favorite book out of this series, and one of the reasons why is how unputdownable it is! I flew through this and I was so upset when I got to the end that I went through and read all of my favorite parts again.

THE SACRED LIES OF MINNOW BLY by Stephanie Oakes: I definitely didn't read this book in one sitting, but there was just something about it that made me think that I'd have liked it more if I did. I still can't quite put my finger on it, but if I ever reread this, I'll make sure to clear out some time for it.

P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU by Jenny Han (Lara Jean #2): A couple of summers ago, I was in a pretty bad reading slump, but for some reason, I knew that this book would cure me. So I went to Barnes & Noble, bought it, read it within a few hours, and loved it. I'm still slightly convinced that it's magic.

What are some books that you've read in one sitting? How about some books that you wish you could have read in one sitting? Tell me in the comments!


  1. "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell. I might've stayed up until 4am to finish it.....
    Also, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions" is supershort (seriously took me like 20 minutes to read) and it beautifully written. Also, you can read it online for free so.....

    1. I read Fangirl really quickly, too! I think the main reason I didn't read it in one sitting is that I got really hungry in the middle.
      And I'll have to check out that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie book! I've read a couple of other short things by her and really liked them, so I should look into that.

  2. I actually started The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly recently, and I'm not sure I can read it in one sitting! It's so compelling and easy to read, but the gruesome parts can get a little too much for me. All of The Lunar Chronicles were unputdownable for me; I wish I had the time blocks to read them each in one sitting.

    1. Yeah, the gruesome parts in Minnow Bly could get a bit intense. I actually have a tendency to skim gory parts, so that might be why it wasn't too much of an issue for me. And reading the Lunar Chronicles books in one sitting would be so great! I remember that I barely put Winter down after I got it, but it was still so long that it took me three days.


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