Top Ten Tuesday: (Five) Books I Read In One Sitting

Created by and with thanks to That Artsy Reader! This week’s theme is making me think I should plan a binge-reading day soon…

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1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
I mean, there was no way I couldn’t binge the last in this series, right? Patience is for the faint-hearted. πŸ˜‰

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2. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
This book marks the only time I have ever deliberately pulled an all-nighter! I travelled to London for the release party with a friend I made through the books; we started reading before we’d even got on the train home, and didn’t stop until we’d finished, the following morning. There are very few things I’d pull an all-nighter for, but I guess reading is one of them. πŸ˜…

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3. From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess by Meg Cabot
Granted, these aren’t long books; but for four years, I had a tradition of getting the latest in this series for Christmas, and reading the entire thing on Christmas Day. The series is all out now, and I miss the ritual as much as I miss Genovia!

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4. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
I don’t think I planned to finish this the day I started it, but… Grishaverse, amiright?

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5. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
This, on the other hand, I totally planned to read in one day–I waited until a little after its release (going totally internet silent to do my damn best to avoid spoilers) just so I’d have the time to sit and binge it. Worth it!

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Are you a binge-reader, or do you prefer to take your time?

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    1. I get that! Ballad wasn’t necessarily the most comfortable read, but I found it harder to be in his head longer on my slow reread. Six of Crows took me much longer to read because it was my introduction to the Grishaverse, but I couldn’t have read Crooked Kingdom as fast as I did if I didn’t love Six of Crows so much! (Also, I could not stop for love or money. I HAD to know what happened next!)

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      1. I didn’t necessarily find it too hard to be in his head, I just found that the plot wasn’t as engaging in Ballad as the original Hunger Games books. That is fair, there is quite a bit to get your head around initially in the Grishaverse. It’s so great when a book makes you feel like that!

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      2. I get that! It was much slower paced and less action-packed–I think a lot of my enjoyment came from not having any expectations of it being another Hunger Games book as such. There definitely is a lot of Grishaverse to understand, but it made rereading even better, once I knew the S&B Easter eggs!

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      3. Yeah and that doesn’t really work for me, I definitely like pacey books! I probably did have too high expectations though to be fair. I’ve not reread it since reading S&B but I did realise a lot of the easter eggs in Crooked Kingdom once I read the other Grisahverse books.

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      4. I definitely think expectations worked both for and against Ballad! THG is a huge mammoth to live up to. Yes! It just makes the Easter eggs–or things that seemed like them–much more fun to know.

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  1. Great list of books! I didn’t read Deathly Hallows in one sitting, but I didn’t get to take the time I had wanted because I was trying to finish it before my husband. I cried through most of the second half of the book, and it slowed me down. Between the deaths in the book and the fact I was pregnant, tears were free-flowing.

    If you get the chance, here’s my TTT post: https://readbakecreate.com/10-books-with-the-word-day/

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  2. Great list! I binged the Harry Potter books as they came out too. I bought The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes the other week so hopefully I can read it soon.

    My TTT

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