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March 21: Read In One Sitting Theme: ten of the shortest books I’ve read, top ten books I read in one sitting, ten books to read when you are short on time, top ten books that will make you read the whole day away, etc.

I divided this into favorite quick reads and recent reads you won’t want to put down.

Quick Reads

1. Sleeper and the Spindle; Neil Gaiman. A retelling of Sleeping Beauty with a rescuing queen instead of prince.

2. Rolling in the Deep; Mira Grant. Scary, scary mermaids.

3. The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances; Matthew Inman. For runners, people who know runners, and just people seeking motivation.

4. Baba Yaga’s Assistant; Marika McCoola. It takes a very brave person to be Baba Yaga’s assistant, but Masha is plenty brave.

5. The 13 Clocks; James Thurber. A fairy tale with a wicked duke, an imprisoned princess, and a lot of clocks.

Gripping Reads

6. A Darkness Absolute; Kelley Armstrong. #2 in a series. A town full of people on the run, and hidden monsters.

7. Masque; W.R. Gingell. A great re-telling of Beauty and the Beast, with a strong, independent female lead.

8. The Enchantment Emporium; Tanya Huff. A magic family, a junk shop with some spectacular items, and dragons.

9. Nevernight; Jay Kristoff. An assassin in training, seeking revenge for the death of her family.

10. Truth or Beard; Penny Reid. A really cute, fast paced romance.

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

6 responses »

  1. I have Truth or Beard. I need to read it, especially since now I know it’s a quick read!
    My TTT.

  2. tiareleine says:

    I haven’t read any of these (yet!), but I’m considering reading Nevernight. I liked Illuminae, and I’ve read other stuff written by Amie Kaufman, but I’ve never read anything else by Jay Kristoff.

    Great list! 🙂

  3. Great list! I loved THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE too, and ROLLING IN THE DEEP looks good! 😀 I’m impressed you read NEVERNIGHT in a day; it took me days!

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