TTT: Books I’ve read in One Sitting

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, we’re looking at books that were good enough to read in one sitting (or would have done if I’d had the time!)

1. The Green Mileby Stephen King. It’s a whopper of a book but I only broke away from it to sleep and eat. Not the kind of horror that Stephen King is best known for, but certainly a thriller, with a bit of fantasy thrown in for good measure.

The picture shows the cover of The Green Mile by Stephen King

2. ‘Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell. A reimagining of the life of Shakespeare’s son and a time of witches and plague.

The picture shows the front cover of ‘Hamnet’ by Maggie O’Farrell

3. ‘Milkman’ by Anna Burns. Gripping tale of life growing up in Belfast during ‘the troubles’.

The picture shows the front cover of Milkman by Anna Burns

4. ‘Spies’ by Michael Frayn. Remember reading this when I was on chemo about 20 years ago and thinking that the one good thing about being ill was being about to devour it in one go.

The picture shows the front cover of Spies by Michael Frayn

5. ‘The Da Vinci Code’ by Dan Brown. Such a page-turner! No book snobbery in the comments, please – it was a bestseller because it was a great read.

The picture shows the front cover of ‘The Da Vinci Code’ by Dan Brown

6. The Underground Man by Mick Jackson. Based on the Duke of Portland, who was a 19th century eccentric. He built tunnels under his estate. Great book filled with loads of weird and wacky details.

The picture shows the front cover of ‘The Underground Man’ by Mick Jackson

7. ‘The Diary of a Nobodyby George and Weedon Grossmith. 19th Century telegraphic style diary of an absolute bore. It’s hilarious! If you like the Adrian Mole diaries, then give this one a go.

The picture shows the front cover of ‘The Diary of a Nobody’ by George and Weedon Grossmith

8. ‘Bridget Jones’ Diaryby Helen Fielding. See above!

The picture shows the front cover of ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ by Helen Fielding

9. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy. A huge book, but I really, really wanted to know what was going to happen to the family next. Oh, God – and then it happened.

The picture shows the front cover of ‘Jude the Obscure’ by Thomas Hardy

10. ‘Twilight’ by Stephenie Meyer. Again, no book-snobbery, please – it’s a great book and a definite page-turner (especially if you read it before watching the film!).

The picture shows the front cover of ‘Twilight’ by Stefenie Meyer

6 thoughts on “TTT: Books I’ve read in One Sitting

  1. Some great examples. I’m not able to read a book in one sitting. The only one I came close to reading all at once was Bridgette Jones Diary. But I stopped a few times to read some funny bits out loud to hubby so that slowed me down a bit.

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  2. I found Dan Brown’s ‘The Da Vinci Code’ such a page-turner that I applied his technique of cliff-hanger chapter endings as a guide when writing my first novel. I started reading ‘Milkman’ but put it down at page 20. At some point in the future, I’ll pick it up again.

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  3. Love your list, 3 of your books I also read very quickly – Da Vinci Code, Bridget Jones and Twilight, all very good obsessive books! I also have two books on my TBR – Hamnet and Green Mile! My TTT: readingwithkat.wordpress.com/2021/07/20/top-ten-books-i-read-in-one-sitting/

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