Top 5 Books to Read in One Sitting | Top 5 Tuesdays

Hello again! It’s Tuesday, and of course that means it’s time for a Top 5 post. Top 5 Tuesdays and their topics are brought to you by Shanah @ the Bionic Bookworm. Check out her blog, she’s awesome, and this page for the list of topics for August!

Now, this week Shanah is on hiatus for vacation, so there’s no prompt for this week. But in the spirit of tradition, I decided to still do a Top 5 this Tuesday. Since last week had me looking at books under 300 pages, I decided to do my Top 5 books to read in one sitting. This doesn’t happen often for me, but when it does, it’s usually because the book is so engrossing that I can’t put it down. I hope you enjoy my selections for this week.

Here we go:

1) We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Book cover of "We Should All Be Feminists" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

This book is a short, sweet essay on why everyone should be a feminist (if you couldn’t guess by the title!). I really enjoyed reading this book. Adichie makes some very good points and even though I already consider myself a feminist, it was nice reading this little volume to see what Adichie has to say on the matter, especially coming from a different culture than myself. I highly recommend reading this book, it will definitely take you less that a day to read it.

2) Fortunately, the Milk – Neil Gaiman

Book cover of "Fortunately, the Milk" by Neil Gaiman

When I first picked this book up, I had absolutely no idea what it could be about because the cover looks so crazy and the title really doesn’t give anything away. Let’s just say everything you could imagine happens in this book. There’s time travel, aliens, dinosaurs, inventions, the potential end of the world…Classic Neil Gaiman tomfoolery. It was so funny and I would definitely consider reading this to a kid before bedtime. It’s so fantastical. As an adult, I enjoyed it immensely.

3) Lady Susan – Jane Austen

Book cover of "Lady Susan" by Jane Austen

What can I say that I haven’t already said about this book? I know I used it for last week’s Top 5 Tuesday, but honestly, when I first picked it up, I devoured it. It’s so witty and interesting! It’s like reading one of her other novels, but super condensed. I loved all of the characters and mockery of societal snobbery and norms. It’s classic Austen at her best. Go read it!

4) Wishful Drinking – Carrie Fisher

Book cover of "Wishful Drinking" by Carrie Fisher

I absolutely adore Carrie Fisher. I was so devastated when she died. I pretty much set out to devour her books after that. They had always been on my TBR, but I really wanted to connect with her more, since I’ve been aware of her since I was a child, watching Star Wars. Let’s just say her humor is phenomenal. She’s such a great writer! I loved this book, which is full of little anecdotes about her life. I laughed so much while reading this book.

5) The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane – Kate DiCamillo

Book cover of "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" by Kate DiCamillo

I did not know what to expect when I first started this book. I grew up reading DiCamillo’s work, most notably Because of Winn-Dixie, which was so heart-wrenching. Well, so is this story! I did not expect to connect so strongly to this book. It made me cry. It made me feel a roller-coaster of emotions and when I finished reading it, I felt really changed by this book. It’s one of those books that totally sweeps you off your feet. If you’re looking to be emotionally wrecked by a book, choose this one.

Thoughts & Thanks!

Well, there you have it. If you’re in the mood for a quick, easy book, or one that will absorb you so much that you just have to read straight through it, these are some good choices for you!

What do you think of my selections? Did any of your favorites make it on this list? Thank you for reading this post. Let’s chat in the comments! And, as always, happy reading!

3 thoughts on “Top 5 Books to Read in One Sitting | Top 5 Tuesdays

  1. I can’t think of anything I have read in a single sitting unless it’s an essay. `i find I can concentrate for only so long and then my brain needs to take a pause to process what’s its already been fed before it feels ready for the next intake of info

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    1. Normally, this is my situation as well. It’s rare for me to be so into a book that I can read it straight through without stopping. Or even for me to have the time to do that!


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