Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is the top ten books I read in one sitting (day). I love this idea. There is definitely something to be said for a book that you just cannot put down. Some people naturally read fast, and I am not one of those people. I like to savor the words, but at the same time, when a book grabs me and won’t let go… that’s one of my favorite things in the world.
Okay, so these first fives are a bit of an easy set… I think I’ve mentioned them all before. You have my permission to not be surprised.
This book took on a whole new tone in ToG, and to me, it was the best of the series. It gets you out of the toxic Adarlan, and into a whole new world full of magic. Aelin has such growth in this book and I was completely enthralled with its revelations.
This is a recent read but nonetheless, it is still on my mind. This whole series is a bunch of quick reads if you can get into them, but Broken Prince was the best of the bunch (which is surprising as the middle book in the trilogy!)
After Six of Crows, I was more than ready to delve into Crooked Kingdom and it did not disappoint. Not for even a moment. It was better than the first book, in my opinion, and I really enjoyed how the characters developed and how well imagined the plot was. Kaz, Inej and the rest of the team will always be one of my favorite crews.
Something about this book grabbed me and it propelled me forward to read the whole book in one day… as a result, my house was a little neglected that particular weekend. But it was worth it. Mallory has such an interesting story and I needed to see how it ended.
The Hunger Games is the very definition of a one-sitting read to me. The setting and characters are so engaging, and once you are in the games, I don’t know how you can be expected to put the book down.
Confession: I picked the Fellowship up on a whim in college over a break, not knowing anything about the series as I hadn’t even read The Hobbit. But I knew I wanted to take Brit Lit the next semester, so I figured I should actually READ some Brit Lit on my own first. (Aside from Shakespeare, Webster, Behn, etc. Basically things that were not a play.) By the time I finished Fellowship, I was a wreck and needed the next book immediately. This is the book where I really fell in love with the series. If you haven’t read the books yet, you should. They are a million times better than the movies.
This remains the only book by Rainbow Rowell that I have read (please don’t hate me) but I was really taken in by their story. Eleanor and Park are both perfect in that they are not perfect. Their character types are so endearing, you couldn’t help but cheer for them even after the forewarning at the start of the book. Loved this book.
Okay, I will admit it, this was a cover buy. I was in Portland at Powell’s, this had just come out… and my brain said… that’s pretty and you love Achilles. Buy it. So I did. And what a lucky cover buy it turned out to be. It’s not YA… but you should read it. You’ll thank me later.
I received this in a Powell’s Indiespensable box, and I started reading it right away while knowing absolutely nothing about it. The premise is around a daughter who has been taken away from her home by her survivalist father, and he has told her that the world has been destroyed. She grows up believing this for eight years… but then she finds out that it isn’t true. She finds the real world again. She finds her mother again. OMG. Like, this isn’t a YA book, but I had to keep it in this list because it was so… so… good.
Okay, I know, this book isn’t even out yet. So I won’t spoil it for you. But this is AMAZINGLY good. I didn’t even think I’d like it that much based on the summary (for a few reasons), but I really wanted to read it and am SO GLAD that I got this arc. Save it to your goodreads now, especially if you love contemporary lit.
That’s all for my first Top Ten Tuesday! I was seriously tempted to put both of Nicola Yoon’s books in here as well, but as I featured her recently, I tried to mix it up a bit. They are both lovely books though, so if you haven’t read Everything, Everything or The Sun is also a Star yet… you should. They are worth the afternoon it takes to read them.
Hope you all have a beautiful day 😉