Short and Sweet


Every Tuesday over at the  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  This week’s topic is:

Read In One Sitting : top ten books I read in one sitting

  1. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  2. City of Wolves by Willow Palecek
  3. The Amber Isles by Ashley Capes
  4. The Book of Apex edited by Lynne M Thomas (a collection of short stories)
  5. In Calabria by Peter S Beagle
  6. The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson
  7. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  8. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  9. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
  10. Poison/Charm/Beauty by Sarah Pinborough

20 Responses to “Short and Sweet”

  1. Nathan

    I didn’t realize the Pinborough books were short enough to do that with. I already wanted to read her; that makes it easier. I read a couple of Pratchett’s early books in only one or two sittings; I also had all the time in the world back then.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I should definitely read more Pratchett – you could tell me of a couple of the shorter books that I could pick up??

      • Nathan

        ‘Eric’ was a short and quick Faust knockoff’ easily the fastest read of Pratchetts.

  2. sjhigbee

    One more, I’ve riven with an overwhelming NEED to get hold of a chunk of the books you have here… Your site should come with a book addict’s health warning! The Sarah Pinborough books look AWESOME. I NEED those in my life! Thank you for sharing, Lynn. I think…

    • @lynnsbooks

      The Pinborough books are great. I love retellings though so I’m probably an easy sell – but they’re so refreshing.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Aaannd that resounding crash is the limit I put on my TBR until I get it under control flying out of the window…

      • @lynnsbooks

        I know! It’s awful isn’t it. I’ve really cut down on my review books over the next few months so I’m hoping to catch up with some of my own books.
        Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        And I haven’t! Despite promising myself that I would get around to my own TBR backlist…

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Oh, those three little gems by Pinborough were unknown to me, and now I need to find them quickly: they sound like fascinating stories, and I totally love this author’s writing.
    Thanks for sharing!!!! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      They are so good – and beautiful books too. I hope you love them – I do.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I love reading books in one sitting, but seems I never am able to any more. Of those on your list, I’ve read A Monster Calls (which I loved) and Pinborough’s fairy tale retellings which were really fun

    • Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

      also, I had to order the UK ones for Pinborough’s books because those covers are gorgeous 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Not many times that I sit and read a book in one go – but every now and again.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    The Emperor’s Soul! So, so, SO GOOD.

    I also really enjoyed City of Wolves as well, though I saw that reviews were pretty mixed. I wouldn’t mind a sequel, and I keep hoping for news of one.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, bit of a shame about City of Wolves – I would like more.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Danya @ Fine Print

    Every Heart a Doorway is definitely my favourite novella! Sarah Pinborough is making quite the showing in this post…clearly I need to get cracking on some of her stuff. 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha yes, I do like Pinborough. You should read her fairytale retellings.
      Lynn 😀

  7. jessicabookworm

    Great minds think a like – I have A Christmas Carol on my list too 🙂

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