Monday, April 2, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Books in a Day

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Broke and the Bookish! Tons of great lists all centered around BOOKS! This week's theme is :

Top Ten Books To Read in A Day

Usually I don't have enough time to sit and read straight through a book, but all of these are books that have been worth it!

1. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I could not put this book down. Every time I started a new chapter I promised it would be the last for the night but I was wrong. Catching Fire was similar but it took me two days. 

2. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
I read this book while my students were reading, while they were eating lunch, when they went to recess, while they were working on group projects, when they went to gym and while my soccer players were  warming. I couldn't wait to get home to finish it. Check my review below, it's an awesome read!

3. Dealing With Dragons by Patricia Wrede
A go to re-read of mine. It's quick, hilarious and let's your mind escape to a magical world.

By far my favorite read aloud of the year! We usually stretch it out in the classroom over a week but I read each new installment in the series in a sitting. My personal goal is to swear as fluently in Shakespearean as Alvin does...

5. Divergent by Veronica Roth
This was my last book of the summer, woke up and started reading and finished around lunchtime. This may not be a day read for everyone but I have had several high schoolers finish it the night I give it to them, crazy!

6. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
One of my favorite Cinderella retellings! I love adventuring with Ella and saving the day in a night's reading :)

7. Alanna by Tamora Pierce
I remember the first time I read this book. I was in middle school and instead of doing my math homework, I stayed up and read this book. I got extra homework the next day in class but I have always felt it was worthwhile, Alanna has never let me down.

8. The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
I love Maximum Ride, especially the first books. The chapters are bite-sized chunks of action, sass and fun! They may seem long but are really quick reads!

9. Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
Hmm, I am sensing a pattern with these action packed books being fast reads! Alex Rider is by far my favorite teenaged super spy and first book is so non-stop, it is definitely a day read!

10. Hanazakari No Kimitachi (Hana Kimi) by Hisayo Nakajo
So I totally believe graphic novels and manga count as books and this is by far my favorite series. If I'm in a bad mood, I'll go grab one or two off my shelf and lose myself in Ashiya's troubles as the only girl at an all boy's school...


  1. I think I read Divergent in two days. Wow. What a book. I am looking forward to Insurgent.

  2. THG and Divergent! :) Read these two in one day each :)

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  3. Divergent was a one day read for me! I loved it and can't wait till Insurgent!
    My Top Ten Books!

    Happy Reading!
    Amanda @ Sisters Unedited

  4. So agreed. Graffiti Moon was an awesome contemporary. It was written beautifully. And EVERYONE loves Divergent. Awesome list=D

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  5. Love how you put Dealing with Dragons on your list I read the entire series in a day when I had pnuemonia one year! Great picks :)
    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

  6. Hi there, just popping in... I haven't read any of these books yet, looks like I'm in for some great reading times ahead!

    :) Here is my choice...
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  7. It's sad that as an Aussie, I haven't read Graffiti Moon! I have to fix that right away.

  8. I love that I've been seeing Ella Enchanted on so many lists, I love that book! I remember reading it years ago, even back then as a child with a short attention span (haha) I couldn't put it down.

    Great picks!
    My Top Ten Tuesday

  9. It's so good to find someone else who loves the Alanna books by Tamora Pierce - I loved those books so much when I was younger (and probably still would if I reread them now!) And I totally loved Ella Enchanted too! And obviously The Hunger Games!

    Great list!

    Tara @ Hey, Tara

  10. Oh, DEFINITELY Alanna!! I can't believe it wasn't on my list! I devoured the whole series in no time at all! And I should REALLY read Divergent already, everyone seems to love it :)

  11. LOVE Ella Enchanted. Great list!

    Here's my Top Ten. Would love for you to stop by.

  12. Ella Enchanted: I only saw the movie.. but I still need to read the book one day! I'm now busy in THG and I definitely love it <3

  13. hunger games made my list, too. it's so hard not to read it in one day. and i agree that graphic novels/comics count as one book. :)

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