Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Top Ten Tuesday #16

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It was created because of a particular fondness towards lists. Each week, a new top ten question will be posted on the hosting blog for other blogs to join in with on their own blogs. All you need to do to join in is link back to the host somewhere on your post, and add your link to the linky list via the host.

This week's post is:

Top Ten Books to Read in One Day

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris: I first discovered Charlaine back in early 2009, and I've been in love with her writing ever since. I read Dead Until Dark nearly in one sitting, and followed that up with most of the rest of the series without a break (well - what was out then - there have been more since). If you've not tried this series, why not?! There's no excuse. Give them a go :)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows: This one was definitely something different from the norm for me, but I really enjoyed it - definitely a 5 star one for me. It also really sparked my interest in Guernsey, and  what happened there during the Second World War. Not only did it entertain, but it taught me a lot as well.

Property by Valerie Martin: Property was a valentines present from my wonderful boyfriend, about 3 years ago, and I was so chuffed when he got it for me. I read most of it in one sitting, and devoured it all in one day (obviously, hence it being in the list). It's a really addictive read - as are the rest of her books!

Soulless by Gail Carriger: I've recently read & reviewed this one, as well as interviewing the wonderful Gail Carriger. It's my favourite book of the year so far, I think, and I seriously recommend it. I now have the rest of the series, so I hope they are as good!

Shakespeare's Landlord by Charlaine Harris: And predictably, we're back to Charlaine Harris! I can't help it - I just love her! This series is such a cosy one - being 'cosy crime', it would have to be really. It's pretty much a straight crime novel, kind of similar to Agatha Christie and M. C. Beaton, but with all the quirkiness of her other novels. Something really different, and entirely gripping. I read both this one and Shakespeare's Champion (the second in the series) in one day. Amazing!

Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman: The second time I read this, was the time that I read it in one day. I didn't just read it, I devoured it. I can remember reading and enjoying it back when I was about 13, so to read it again last year, and for university, was a real treat! If you've not picked this series up yet - you really need to!

Touch by Jus Accardo: Touch will always have a special place in my heart. It was the first book I read and reviewed for Pen to Paper, back in September 2011, and I still think about the story, even now - which I suppose is even better, as I will be reading and reviewing both Untouched (the story between books 1 & 2) and Toxic, the second in the series, really soon! This book is available on the Kindle, really cheaply, and is soon to be released in mass market paperback - so there's no excuse not to get it!

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer: Obviously, this was quite an easy one to read in one day, it being a novella and all, but that aside, it was a really good read. I know some of you will shout at me for that, and some of you will love me for it, but frankly, I don't care either way - I enjoyed it, and that's what mattered. I always think of the Twilight books as my guilty pleasure (but something I will usually not discuss anyway, for fear of embarrassment) - apart from New Moon, anyway (I really didn't like that one - but it was worth it for Eclipse and Breaking Dawn). Anyway, I'm rambling... Yes I know the writing can be rubbish - but I enjoyed it all the same. So what?

Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn: I really need to get back into this series again - I loved Kitty and the Midnight Hour. If you want a really gripping story, with one of the strongest female characters that fantasy has to offer, go for this one!

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro: Okay, so this took a little more than a day, but that's because I was busy... had I not been busy, I would have devoured it in one sitting - and it's one of my favourite books of all time! Definitely get yourself a copy, read it, and then watch the film (only after you've finished the book though). The film adaptation is one of the best book-to-film adaptations I've ever seen - it moves me to tears every time!


Lena M. said...

Nice list! I also really liked The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - as you have said - something different from my usual kind of book, but very enjoyable :)

Emily said...

I love Noughts and Crosses! Nice list

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Tabitha said...

I love the Sookie Stackhouse books! I think that I might have read Dead Until Dark in one sitting too.
Touch and Never Let Me Go are on my TBR list!
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Danica Page said...

Wow! I hadn't heard a lot of those. I'll have to check them out.

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Nancy Allen said...

I liked The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner and love The Twilight Saga. I need to read the Sookie Stackhouse books.

Nancy @ The Avid Reader

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Megan said...

Touch sounds like a good read. I'll have to try it out, you know, since there's no excuse and all. ;-) There's always something special about that first book you review, isn't there? =)

Pen to Paper said...

@ Megan: There isn't any excuse, haha ;)
There definitely is, yes - especially if you end up loving the book as much as I love Touch.
Definitely check it out! :)

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