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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Top Five Underrated/Hidden Gem Books I’ve Read

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.

toptentuesday

January 17, 2017: Top Five Underrated/Hidden Gem Books I’ve Read

This year I thought I would do something more manageable than Top Ten and do my Top Five instead. 

still-life-with-strings1. Still Life with Strings by L.H. Cosway  This is underrated to me, I haven’t been around the book community for a while, kinda just doing my thing  and came across this hidden gem (haha). This was the first of L.H Cosway and was pleasantly surprised. If you like the arts and music with a great family, slow love then this is a great read.

LoveLines2. Lovelines by S. Walden Guys! This book was unexpectedly amazing. I am drawn to books with mental disorders, something about how real they are, the struggle of the characters are always so relatable. This one is about a 30-something who suffers from OCD. It’s quirky, charming and just plain cute. If you want more info, check out my review here. It’s the first in a series but it was published in 2014 so I’m not sure if there will be a next one, it reads as a standalone.

skinny-me3. Skinny Me by Charlene There are mixed reviews about this one and most of the reviews are in the id range. However, I believe this is totally underrated because Jennifer is doing what most women who are unhappy with their body do, they try to change, she’s eating healthy and working out, but it’s not what makes it so great. What makes it great is that you don’t always like Jennifer. I can firmly say that I disliked her throughout most of the book but she was real and raw and honest; and that’s what made this book worth reading. I will post a review later but for those who have read it, please tell me your thoughts.

arouse4. Arouse by Nina Lane If you’re looking for what happens after the HEA, look no further, this series is about love, marriage and what it takes to keep a marriage alive. It was poignant and sweet and real. What happens when one person changes and the other likes the status quo? We follow Olivia and Dean through three glorious books while they try to navigate the shape their relationship is now taking after years of marriage.

neanderthal-seeks-human5. Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid  I fully believe this was the start of my Penny Reid love, Janie Morris has asperger’s or something, she is uniquely special and it is awesome! To be honest guys, this book got me interested in knitting, so much so that I started my own knitting group.

The Power  of books is real!

Comment and Share your underrated books! I’d love to add more to my TBR list!