10 BOOKS I WISH I’D READ (AND HOPE TO) IN ONE SITTING. Chatting some books I wish I'd read in one setting (and some I hope inspire that!). Text © Rissi JC

10 BOOKS I WISH I’D READ (AND HOPE TO) IN ONE SITTING

July 20, 2021 20 Comments

As we recount more than once here, I’m a turtle reader. I don’t read books at a fast pace. This doesn’t mean I’m always find the books tedious, it just means I cannot sit for hours and bury my nose in a book. I have to do something else and then move on to something else and one the trend goes. So these are some of the books I wish I’d read in one sitting. Kind of.

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Reading a book rapidly is also kind of one of those good/bad things. On one hand, it’s good if a novel is that good (you want to keep going) that’s the sign of the BEST kind of novel. But then on the other, once it’s done, the book is done! That can inspire some tears, too. Either way, it’s time to look at a few of the books I loved enough to have wish I’d sped read them (and as I have a terrible memory, how knows! Maybe some of these I did speed read).


10 BOOKS I WISH I’D READ IN ONE SITTING

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1: THE RUNAWAY PRINCESS, HESTER BROWNE

Plain and simple, this one is just fun! Find on Amazon \ Goodreads  

2: AGAINST THE TIDE, ELIZABETH CAMDEN

I just remember loving this book so much. Find on Amazon \ Goodreads        

3: JO & LAURIE, MELISSA DE LA CRUZ AND MARGARET STOHL

This book is so much lovelier that I had anticipated. Also, I feel like I’m in the minority in that thought. Find on Amazon \ Goodreads     

4: BEFORE I CALLED YOU MINE, NICOLE DEESE

This books is lovely, though I can admit, mostly this is because of its leading man. Find on Amazon \ Goodreads    

5: THE O’MALLEY BOOKS, DEE HENDERSON

I’d find it interesting to go back in and re-read some of the books I adored as a younger person. Often makes me wonder if I should or if I should just leave them alone and enjoy my memory of the book. What about you? How do you feel about re-reading? Search on Amazon | Goodreads

6: THE SATURDAY NIGHT SUPPER CLUB, CARLA LAUREANO

Really loved this book! It’s just romantic (subtlety so), all about friendships and of course, good food, too. Find on Amazon \ Goodreads     

7: SUBMERGED, DANI PETTREY

This is not only one of the first books I ever received from a publisher, it’s also one of the books that drew me back to the mystery genre. Find on Amazon \ Goodreads           

8: DEAR MR. KNIGHTLEY, KATHERINE REAY

I remember not really care one way or another about this one, but am SO glad I went ahead to read the book. It’s still one of my very favorites and though its title may imply it, this is not a re-telling of Emma but rather uses Jane Austen to influence its story. Find on Amazon \ Goodreads

9: GEEK GIRL, HOLLY SMALE

100% more of a “young” YA novel, this one is easy, entertaining reading that I’m HERE FOR! Also, yes, I have read some of the subsequent books. They’re just fun. Find on Amazon \ Goodreads  

10: [ANYTHING] KASIE WEST

You guys already knew this was coming. Yes, I have to include her on the list because her books are like rays of lovely sunshine! Sadly, given the way I see social media going, I need this. Search on Amazon \ Goodreads            

And so many others currently still on my shelf, making it through multiple unhauls.

5 BOOKS I HOPE ARE READ IN ONE SITTING KIND OF BOOKS

Don’t have a clue if I’d like these books, but a girl can hope!

1: THE BETRAYED, KIERA CASS

Still loving my Kiera Cass novels. Sure, there’s things I don’t love (love) about them, but mostly there my best kind of guilty pleasure reading and I’m here for it. Find on Amazon \ Goodreads       

2: THE RUNAWAY PRINCESS, LINDSAY EMORY

This book sounds like so much fun! I added it to my recent summer bead reads list, and it feels like a while since I read a fun little royal romance kind of read. Find on Amazon \ Goodreads      

3: DEAREST JOSEPHINE, CAROLINE GEORGE

This one gives me Dear Mr. Knightley vibes. That makes me hopeful, and lots of people are applauding George’s vulnerable Instagram page’s captions. Find on Amazon \ Goodreads

4: THE LONDON HOUSE, KATHERINE REAY

It’s been a minute since I read a novel by Katherine, but I’m hopeful I’ll love those I haven’t read, including this upcoming November 2021 release! Find on Amazon \ Goodreads

5: [ANYTHING] JENNIFER E. SMITH

I’ve read a couple of Smith’s books, and they’re good! Here’s hoping I enjoy the rest, too. Also, they tend to be the kind of reads easy to read in a rapid pace kind of way. Search on Amazon \ Goodreads      

Ok, your turn! Which books do you wish you read in one sitting; or are you a read-a-book-in-a-day kind of girl (or guy!)? Have you read any of these? Were they terrible? Or did you enjoy them? Comment all of your thoughts below.

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20 Comments

  • Carrie @ Reading Is My SuperPower July 20, 2021 at 5:18 PM

    Well, I’m totally going to have to check out Jo & Laurie! Great post as always, Rissi :)

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  • Lydia July 20, 2021 at 5:57 PM

    I’m glad you liked Jo & Laurie so much!

  • Lectrice Vorace July 20, 2021 at 7:09 PM

    I know what you mean about having to take breaks between reading. I can be a turtle reader at times, too.
    Great list!

    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday list!

    • Rissi JC July 20, 2021 at 7:36 PM

      It’s just my normal reader persona. ;) Thanks so much for visiting, Lectrice!

  • Pam @ Read! Bake! Create! July 20, 2021 at 7:20 PM

    Great list of books! I just added The Saturday Night Supper Club to my TBR.

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

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create! recently posted: 10 Books With the Word Day In Their Title
    • Rissi JC July 20, 2021 at 7:37 PM

      Fun! I hope you enjoy, Pam – and thanks for taking time to visit.

  • Cindy Davis July 20, 2021 at 7:31 PM

    I have read a few of your top 10, but none of your top 5 list. I have not heard of most of them. I like Katherine Reay, and I think I would enjoy her “The London House,” but hoping to take a small break from Historical fiction after I finish my current read. I have not read Katie West either, but her books look fun! Thanks for sharing.

    • Rissi JC July 20, 2021 at 7:38 PM

      Kasie’s books are ALWAYS fun and I hear you on needing a break from historical fiction. I have to be in the “right mood” to read historical novels. My jam is contemporary. :) Appreciate your visit, Cindy.

      • Cindy Davis July 21, 2021 at 8:57 AM

        I looked and my library has several of her books so I will be able to check them out (literally) when things slow down :)

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        • Rissi JC August 2, 2021 at 7:59 PM

          FUN! Hope you enjoy them, Cindy; let me know what you think if you do. :)

      • Cindy Davis August 3, 2021 at 6:30 PM

        I love contemporary as well…I prefer them over historical fiction and I am always in the mood for them…other genres you have to be in the “right” mood for them.

        Cindy Davis recently posted: TTT-Cover Love
        • Rissi JC August 9, 2021 at 7:36 PM

          *high five* Glad to meet another contemporary fiction reader fan. I often feel “alone” in my preference. :)

  • Angela July 21, 2021 at 6:40 AM

    The Runaway Princess is one of my favorites!

    • Rissi JC August 2, 2021 at 7:58 PM

      Isn’t it fun!? I read it years ago, but remembering thinking it was just a fun and entertaining read. :) Thanks for the visit, Angela.

  • Marianne @ Let's Read July 21, 2021 at 10:27 AM

    I like how you put them into different categories (and thereby put in a few more, always a struggle for me).

    Thanks for visiting my TTT earlier.

  • Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) July 21, 2021 at 10:32 AM

    Kasie West’s books are definitely binge-able! I love that they’re light, breezy, and cute. Perfect for summer. I also want to read JO & LAURIE. Elizabeth Camden is an author I’ve been meaning to try out. Just haven’t yet.

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

    • Rissi JC August 2, 2021 at 8:00 PM

      If you read Elizabeth’s, hope you enjoy, Susan (and let me know which you read). Also, YES! Kasie’s are 100% binge reading material and I love it! :)

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