Read In One Sitting Theme: Top Five books I read in one sitting

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  Every week I will share a list based on the topic provided by The Broke and the Bookish.

Enjoy and please feel free to join me, I’d love to hear your own lists on whatever topics are featured.

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 March 21: Read In One Sitting Theme: Top Five books I read in one sitting, and books that will make you read the whole day away. 

I thought this post would be the most challenging but the books you lose time reading are the ones that are easily recalled.

1.  Confessions of  a Reformed Tom Cat by Daisy Prescott  I literally just 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, surprisingly “light” read.

2. Paris Lights by C.J. Duggan  Claire thinks she is being proposed to when she finally visits the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Paris being a long-awaited dream, her love of the city knows no bounds, and instead she is dumped. Instead of turning tail and running, 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.

3.  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 (picked it up and kissed it after) and cried a little into my pillow. It was so real, and unexpected and I was not happy. With a few years perspective, I can still say I have a love/hate with this story. #itscomplicated

4. Bang by E.K. Blair Have you ever found yourself with a protagonist that is just so up front about their awfulness that you want to hate them a little and find that you can’t? Well welcome to this series. This is the first book of three. They are all intense, time-consuming reads and the ending of the series made rant,  I was pissed for days, my review reflected this. Betrayal, love, redemption, forgiveness, death, mental illness, this series covered a lot and I was emotionally wrung out by the end. #imdone

5. Roomie Wars by Kat T. Masen I’m not entirely sure what about this book made read it all in one sitting, possibly because it was just a page turner, it had the quintessential clueless female, near death experience, falling in love with your roommate type situations but it somehow worked. I mean they spent forever denying an attraction and when they admitted something was there it just wasn’t the right time and 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.” No, there was more than that, years of more and I thoroughly enjoyed it for that reason.

For once I think I could have done Ten but time was limited. Comment your thoughts and link to your site, I’d love some more can’t put down books to read!

Happy Tuesday! 

 

 

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REVIEW: Lovelines

LoveLinesArrive at work at 7:58 A.M. sharp. Check. Count forty-seven steps to cubicle. Check. Arrange pens in their red-blue-black-green-purple order of importance. Check. Apply hand sanitizer before opening email. Double check.

And that’s just the first few minutes of her work day.

Thirty-one-year-old proofreader Bailey Mitchell is a slave to her tics. She inherited Obsessive Compulsive Disorder from her father, and it’s done nothing but inhibit her love life. She’s run the gamut of boyfriends—none of them willing or able to cope with her condition.

Enter 32-year-old Reece Powell, her new coworker at Beach Elite Marketing Firm. He’s more than willing to cope. He finds her habits cute and quirky… for now. Reece wins her over, and life coasts along for them until Bailey experiences a devastating blow. Tragedy exacerbates her OCD, and Reece realizes her tics aren’t so cute and quirky anymore. Just like all the others, he has the choice to leave.

But Reece isn’t like all the others.

Author: S. Walden

Series: The Wilimington Saga #1

Published: March 25th 2014 by Penny Press

Source: Goodreads

Thoughts:  I loved it. It’s the first book by S. Walden that I’ve read and it was amazing. It was cute and heart-breaking and funny, boy was it funny and sexy; it was off the charts sexy.
When we think of OCD we think of quirky tics that some does, we find it endearing more often than not, but we don’t seem to realize that it’s an illness, a disorder that can’t be done away with by pills and rehab, but a life long journey. It was eye-opening to get that insight into what Bailey’s life is like and the life of her family and friend(s) that had to live with someone with OCD.
Reece makes me believe even more than I did before that there is someone out there for everyone, who else do you know gets turned on by having their SO perform a tic?
Soledad, the perfect neighbor, I sometimes wished that although Bailey didn’t know what she was saying, I would, and if it was in French and not Spanish I could definitely tell if Walden was just bullshitting all her lines, I doubt it (what I could understand seemed to fit with what was going on).

My favorite thing about this book was how realistic it was, not just Bailey’s OCD but her relationships with her dad and her mom and her sister, and more importantly Erica (reading their interactions reminded me of similar my interactions with my best friend). The way everyone spoke, it was stilted by writing it flowed, conversations, terms everything was written picture perfect, you could see frame by frame what was happening who was saying what. I knew Christopher was black before they even had to say anything! It was in his language and his mannerisms that Walden somehow managed to portray with dialogue (but thank you for telling us anyways!).

This is the first of Wilimington series, the others could be about Christopher or Camden or Taylor, lets not forget Erica’s new secret wielding employee. which I would love to read, I’ll be looking out for S. Walden because no matter the book I know I’ll pick up the next thing written by her, it was that good.

 

 5+ STARS