Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Could Read in One Sitting

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blog meme now hosted by Jana over at The Artsy Reader Girl!

This week's topic is: Books I Could Read in One Sitting

I wish I was given the opportunity to read more books in one sitting simply because I love the idea of not having to be pulled out of a story I'm really loving. However, I also sometimes enjoy drawing out a story if I'm particularly loving it–does anyone else get like that? 
Regardless, I don't typically have the time (or attention span) to read books in one sitting, but here's a few that I feel pretty confident about being able to read through in one sitting if I so desired (mainly because they're all short!).

The Life of Alexander the GreatMapping the Interior: A Tor.com Original

Life of Alexander the Great by Plutarch

Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham-Jones

The Strange LibraryThe Sleeper and the Spindle

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

The TestThe Sandman: The Dream Hunters

The Test by Sylvain Neuvel

The Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman

ApocryphaYvain: The Knight of the Lion

Apocrypha by Catherine M. Valente

Yvain: The Knight of the Lion by M.T. Anderson

Final GirlsPreludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman, #1)

Final Girls by Mira Grant

The Sandman (any installment) by Neil Gaiman

Do you like reading books in one sitting? Have you ever read a book in one sitting?


  1. I don't have the time to read a book in one sitting, and I don't read that fast anyway. I get what you mean about drawing a good story out! Also when a book starts to get too intense or emotional, I need to take a break 😁

  2. Oh my gosh! I don't recognize any of your books! So that means I can go and search for new books to add to my TBR. Yea!!

    Happy TTT!

    Elza Reads - Ten one sitting reads

  3. I’ve heard great things about The Sleeper and the Spindle.

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-i-read-in-one-sitting/

  4. I've seen several people today say that they intentionally don't read fast because they want to savor a story. I get that, but I still tend to buzz through books pretty quickly. Maybe because I'm trying to read as many as I can so I don't miss anything?? I really should slow down and enjoy the experience more.

    Happy TTT!

  5. I can definitely finish a book in a day, but not one sitting. When I am loving a book, I usually have to stop myself from inhaling it too quickly!

  6. Great list of books! For me, it's been ages since I've read a book in one day. That said, if a book has me truly captivated, I can finish it in a couple of days.

    If you get the chance, here’s my TTT post: https://readbakecreate.com/10-books-with-the-word-day/