03 April 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Read All Day

The Broke and the Bookish hosts Top Ten Tuesday each week and the topic for today is: Top Ten Books to Read in a Day.  Here are mine:

10. David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary: I spent an afternoon at a coffee shop reading this, and it was lovely.
9.  John Green, The Fault in Our Stars: Just let yourself have all the emotions, all at once.
8.  Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol: This would make a lovely Christmas tradition...maybe one day.
7. Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49: I actually think this needs to be read in one sitting; that is my suggestion for making sense of it.
6. Thomas Harris, Red Dragon: I read this in bed one day when I had mono.  That's not a terribly fond memory, but the book did distract me from the pain.
5. Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games:  I almost didn't put this, but duh.
4.  Craig Thompson, Blankets:  Another lovely afternoon at the coffee shop...
3. Ryan Bradley, Code for Failure:  I just finished this one on a couple of treadmill sessions. 
2.  Grace Dent, How to Leave Twitter: And I finished this one a couple of airplanes, and it actually managed to distract me (I'm a nervous flyer:)).
1. Maira Kalman, And the Pursuit of Happiness: And my loveliest afternoon at the coffee shop.

What books have you read in one day?

7 comments:

  1. Interesting list--I never would've expected to see Pynchon on anybody's list for today's topic, so well done you on the unexpected!

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  2. I'm surprised by the Pynchon too! And to read The Crying of Lot 49 in a single sitting! whoa. I have two reader's guides for that book and despite its brevity (especially compared to Pynchon's other novels), it usually takes me a week to get through it! I bow down before your reading skillz.

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    1. Well, thank you, although any bowing down is undeserved. I was reading the book for a class in graduate school, and every time I put it down, I would forget what was happening. So, I realized that the only way I was going to get it was if I read it without putting it down. So I did.

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  3. A Christmas Carol would be a great one day read with the family. I might do that when the kids are older.

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  4. It took me a little while to get into The Hunger Games. Yet, once I did, I couldn't stop reading it!

    Thanks for visiting Jorie's Reads!

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  5. Love this list! I've read a few on here that I agree were fantastic - like The Hunger Games series - and I have others on my TBR list!

    Tanya
    Girlxoxo.com

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  6. "Blankets!" I just read "Habibi" (in two days, alas) and now I absolutely need to read "Blankets." Craig Thompson is incredible.

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