Edited September 2021
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week we will share a list based on the topic provided by The Broke and the Bookish.
March 21: Read In One Sitting Theme
I thought this post would be the most challenging, but as it turns out, the books you lose time reading are the ones that are easily recalled.
Confessions of a Reformed Tom Cat by Daisy Prescott
I finished this book a few days ago. I’m not entirely sure what about it that made me devour it so quickly. The characters were funny, relatable and witty. There was family, love, death, acceptance all rolled into one.
It was a surprisingly light read.
Paris Lights by C.J. Duggan
Claire thinks she is being proposed to when she finally visits the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Paris, for Claire is a long-awaited dream; her love of the city knows no bounds. Instead, she gets dumped.
Claire doesn’t turn and run; she sticks it out in Paris, determined to find her love for the city.
A picture of Paris was painted, and I can’t wait to visit and see the places mentioned in the book, it was magical.
Update: I went to Paris later that year. I probably should have re-read the book before going because it was not magical for me.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I read this book in one night. Not sure when I started but I finished at 4 am and literally threw the book against the wall (then apologized to the book for treating it that way), then I cried a little into my pillow.
It was unexpected and I was drawn to the characters, Hazel and Augustus, in a way I hadn’t been in a while. Needless to say, by the end, I was not happy.
It’s been four years since I read the book now; I still have a love/hate relationship with their story. #itscomplicated
Bang by E.K. Blair
Have you ever found yourself reading about a protagonist that is upfront about how awful they are and you want to hate them because they are so awful, but you can’t?
Well, look no further, Bang has just the right character for that vague feeling. Bang is the first in a three-book series.
Betrayal, love, redemption, forgiveness, death, mental illness—this series covers a lot. I was emotionally wrung out and pissed by the end.
Roomie Wars by Kat T. Masen
I’m not entirely sure what about this book made me read it all in one sitting; it could be because it was an easy read, a page-turner.
All the regular tropes were present: the quintessential clueless woman MC, a near-death experience, and the tropeiest of them all…falling in love with your roommate. Despite all that, it somehow worked.
The characters spent forever denying an attraction, and when they admitted said attraction, it just wasn’t the right time; I respect that.
When an author doesn’t just cut you off at the knees, like, “Hey, they admit they’re in love, the end,” it leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth. But, for this one, there was more than that, years more of working for that love. For that reason, I thoroughly enjoyed Roomie Wars.