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.
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).
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1: THE RUNAWAY PRINCESS, HESTER BROWNE
Plain and simple, this one is just fun! Find on Goodreads
2: AGAINST THE TIDE, ELIZABETH CAMDEN
I just remember loving this book so much. Find on 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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