Name the last book you read in 1 day?
the kite runner
I love his works, so powerful. I read them and then have to go back a few days later and read it again because I always feel like I missed the tiniest of detail and it would change the whole book, he is amazing!
The tesseract by Alex garland
A Handsome Girl and her beautiful boy
small great things
Almost every book I read!
I read most books in a day. So book I started and Finished yesterday was Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
How is it possible to read a book in a day? Unless it is super short?
I am one of those lucky people who read really fast – about 100 or more pages an hour, so I can often read a couple of books a day if I am super lazy with nothing else to do 🙂
@Davor I think mostly on weekends and holidays so not the two hours you have left at the end of the day after work, dinner and chores.
I read very quickly once I get into the book. I really no longer even know I’m reading. I often finish in a day if the day is just mine to relax in.
I have read most of the Potter books within 24 hours, barring the last couple
It’s been a looooong time since I read an adult book in one day. The Awakening, by Kate Chopin, back in 1974.
@Brenda I don’t feel so bad, now.
That’s our book club’s December choice. Starting it soon.
You can read it in one day! 😀 Let me know what you think. I loved it in 1974, but it’s received some feminist blowback since then. I should re-read it and see how I feel about it now.
The Lilies of the Field, a 1962 novel by William Edmund Barrett. And, yes, that book was the source for the 1963 Sidney Poitier film.
Bob Cullen I love both he book and the movie! It’s actually my favorite movie ever.
@Melody It’s definitely on my list of top five favorite movies. I bought the book five years ago at a wonderful used bookstore in Dover, New Hampshire, and finally read it during the course of one day last year. It was time well-spent.
@Bob I have owned the movie for many years. I also bought the book more recently at a used book store and was thrilled!
The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom. And only because it was so short and kept my attention. How do people have the time/reading speed to read a whole book in a day? I am a pathetically slow reader lol.
@Autumn I read that in less than two days.
I am the Messenger by Marcus Zusak
That was over 25 years ago, couldn’t tell ya! I was single, lived at home and didn’t have a boyfriend at the time.
The lilac girls
The Summer Book by Tove Janssen
The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
Wignall’s To Die in Vienna (it was yesterday in fact)
I read it in a couple of hours, but I found in order to actually digest it, I had to go back and parse it into pieces and really think about them. It is a beautiful book.
Gone So Long. Andre Dubus III. Same guy who wrote House of sand and Fog. 480 pages. So good. This past Sunday.
Where The Crawdads Sing. I devoured it in an evening. It was magical.
The couple next door.
Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder 412 pages definitely a great book to read for winter. Very heartwarming
The False Prince
The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Mitch Albom.
probably a Terry Pratchett book, but I don’t remember which one
My Purple Scented Novel – Ian McKewan
Hadn’t Heard of this one. Have to check it out.
@Denise – think it was only published this year – a tiny little novella that’s easy to miss on the shelf ?
Was it John Grisham who wrote a book about skipping Christmas? It wasn’t big and-it was hysterical.
@Beth I have that book. Planning on reading it in December!
@Autumn I remember laughing out loud. Funny premise.
The perks of being a wallflower
The Old Man and the Sea
i JUST finishes this! Quick and lovely
Nope, not possible for me! LOL
@Aimee I’ve thought of reading that!
@Kathy do it!! It’s not my usual type of book but I really enjoyed it!
@Aimee Me either but sounded like it might be good.
Fifty Shades of Grey, all three, I want the time back if possible.
Question: why did you read the sequels if you didn’t like the first one?? Just sayin’.
@Denise someone lent them to me, and I read pretty quickly anyway. Plus I thought, surely with all the hype they have to get better, right? ??????
The Bridges of Madison County
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
The Last Herald Mage (by Mercedes Lackey) trilogy compiled in one volume.
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman. Finished it about an hour ago. Still crying.
The Firebrand. Marion Zimmer Bradley
Educated. Started it on a plane finished it 2am Monday night (technically Tuesday…)
Ugh Court of Thrones and Roses. Those YA books are so easy to read and the print is so big!
the only book I read in one day was Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. My attention span doesn’t allow me to read all day.
The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom.
oooh, I’m currently nearly finished The Five People You Meet In Heaven, is it a good sequel?
An American marriage
I just finished it a few days ago. I struggled to love it, what did you think?
Brenda Thornton I would rate it a four out of five. I thought the plot was great but felt the author could have gone into more detail on some parts of it. For example, I would’ve liked more written about celestial and Andre’s love and relationship. There wasn’t enough written about their life together. Also, I didn’t like Celestial much. I think she loved both of them but I don’t think she was ever in love with either of them.
@Nancy I agree! I thought she was really a shallow and selfish person. The whole book felt kind of like it touched the surface of an important topic but never really explored it.
@Brenda yes! Exactly!
Three Sisters Three Queens Philippa Gregory
The Bird Box
The Crimes of Grindelwald
Night by Elie Wiesel
How to be a good creature by Sy Montgomery
The Roanoke Girls
Imposters of Aventil.
@Janie Same for me!
It’s been so long that I can’t remember. Isn’t that sad?
The Little Prince
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui …and I highly recommend it!
Gingerbread girl Stephen king
Just started and finished “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad yesterday.
@Aaron wow! Short novel, but tough read! Kudos!
The Subway Girls by Susie Orman Schnall
I read Holidays on Ice and Under the Tuscan Sun on Sunday.
I just read ‘Elevation’ by Stephen King in a couple of hours. Very short book.
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
How did you like that? I’ve heard so many things…
@Tehilla I really didn’t care for it. Maybe my expectations were to high. To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorite books.
@Susan I think that’s the general consensus…and I’ve heard people describe it as ‘dark’.
Nicolas Nicolbi by Dicens ✌
Watchers by Dean Koontz
Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg
Becoming last Wenesday and Kingdom of the Blind will be completed in a few hours.
Night be Elie Wiesel
Where the sidewalk ends.
I Let You Go by Claire Macintosh
And One Last Thing by Molly Harper
Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly..two weeks ago
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Steig Larson. 550 paged…I tried but I couldn’t stop?
The commitments by Roddy Doyle xxx
Rocket City, by Cathryn Alpert.
As a teacher I read LOTS of picture books to kids during a day. But as far as regular books, I read Room in a day.
I read War and Peace in a day. Ha ha… just kidding!
Far From the Tree kept me up ‘til 1:30am this morning.
Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg.
Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion Finally got around to reading it last week, and It was just a cute easy read 🙂
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
1984 and Goodnight Moon.
The Dream Thief by Maggie Steifvater.(sp?) I was reading he Raven Cycle and couldn’t put it down
Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson
Then she was gone by Lisa Jewell
Bring me back ?
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, a couple weeks ago now I guess!
loved that one!
@Hannah gosh I love his books!
Each Harry Potter the day they came out
Elevation by Stepen King
I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This by Jacqueline Woodson
Where the Crawdads Sing
Everything by Jodi Taylor.
Genesis by Bernard Beckett
The Hunger Games
The Hate U Give
The Girl Before – I think it was by JP Delaney
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child.
Dear Mrs. Bird
The boy in the striped pajamas
That’s one book I wish I’d never read… And can’t unread it. Boo.
The Giver. & I just started “The Christmas’s Shoes” this morning and I am almost done with it.
Tuesdays with Morrie
The first Harry Potter book
City of Secrets by Victoria Thompson. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38526543-city-of-secrets
On writing…. Stephen King
@Johnny I love that book
Doctor Therne— Henry Rider Haggard.
Beck Bear (Daughters of Beasts book 2) T. S. Joyce – paranormal Romance
Janet Evanovich book a long time ago.
Gilgamesh: A New English Version Paperback, Stephen Mitchell (Translator).
It’s really well done.
The Other Woman
The winter witch – Paula Brackston
The Perfect Nanny
The Shack ?
Elevation, by Stephen King
All the pastor black series by kimberla Lawson roby
Bee season by Myla Goldberg
Loved that book. What a strange and wonderful trip the mom was on. The film couldn’t live up to my imagination.
It wasn’t the last (I was thirteen and now I’m fifty-eight ), but the memory was VIVID! It was The Exorcist, and I could not put it down, even though I had school the next day!!!
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Gone Girl. All day beach read. I have a badly injured foot and am mostly off my feet so I’ve probably read several in a day recently but that was for sure early start finished by the time we went to dinner.
The library book my 5yo brought home from school ??
Most of my books, I am a fast reader and have insomnia.
Bird Box….really short. Really good too.
The Storied Life of A J. Fikry, Gabrielle Zevin Loved the characters; still miss them.
The Hate You Give
The Billions 1 n 2
@Erica I might try that
@Kathy It was really a great story, and very relevant. I teach teenagers and one of them loaned me her copy because she wanted me to read it. It gives me perspective and a little insight 🙂
Is it a page turner?
It was for me ❤ I burned through it on a Saturday 🙂
Imperfect by @April
The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger. Couldn’t and wouldn’t stop!
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
NOS4R2 by Joe Hill.
Sense of an Ending by Ian McEwan
Man, I haven’t read a book in one day since The Kill by L.J. Smith in high school. ?
In Her Own Words by Michelle Obama
I did it. I read a book on one day just last night! Though a short one I still did it. Aughusten Burroughs You Better Not Cry.
News of the World by Paulette Giles
@Kathy Texas historical fiction; was so good!
@Liz loved that book, soon to be a movie with Tom Hanks.
@Betsy thx for sharing that! Did not know!
On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder, but I have reread this little book dozens of times and often consult it after seeing news reports.
This would be a good book for all of us to have these days.
@Tehilla Truth in a few words!
I’ve recommended it to many. Great book.
The Old Man and the Sea. What a journey it was!
The last wish by Andrzej Sapkowski. Absolutely loved it <3
The Graduate. And it’s the only book I regret reading.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The haunting of hill house
I’m excited, that’s next on my Kindle!
We’re Going to Need More Wine.
I have two kids so I can’t remember. I used to all the time. I think it was The Road.
Blood Game In 15 hours. By Iris Johansen
Heaven Is For Real.
The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith ???
Ah, is this the one in the video, where the gramma is reading it to her grandchild, but keeps laughing?
@Tehilla exactly! It was out of print for awhile, but I pre-ordered six copies for nieces and nephews, etc., and they were delivered about a month ago. My experience is that the adults love it as much as the kids do!!! ?
The President is Missing
False Scent by Ngaio Marsh.
Gone Bad by J. B. Turner.
The Song of Achilles
Vicious by VE Schwab
The Grown Up by Gillian Flynn
The Hummingbirds Daughter, by Louis Alberto Urrea.. rereading for long distance book group..
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
That’d be 3 and I can’t remember… ??
GERMAN ACES OF WORLD WAR I: The Pictorial Record by Norman Franks & Greg VanWyngarden (192 pp.)
The Girl on The Train
The stranger by Albert Camus
I would have read This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay in 24 hours but we got company for a few hours. Great read. Took slightly over one day.
The fifth season – N. K. Jemisin
The Captive Prince trilogy. I read it in 21 hours. I was soo hooked up on it that I’d skipped sleep and I only ate peanut butter from the jar. ??
Sea Prayer and Waiting for Godot
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