"Top Ten Tuesday" is a weekly bookish meme hosted by
This week's list topic is...
TOP 10 FANTASY BOOKS TO READ IN A DAY
I'm not quite the best authority on what books are good to read in one day because I never read full-length novels in only one day. I'm too slow of a reader for that! But, other people read faster than me and could easily finish off these 300-pages-or-less novels in a day. They are all potentially quick fantasy reads for the faster-than-me reader.
- Hounded by Kevin HearneThis book is on auto-repeat for my Top Ten Tuesday posts, I know. I hope that doesn't annoy too much. But, it's short and super fast reading that will get you excited in a hurry. I probably could read this is one day because I just can't ever put it down when I pick it up. | My Review |
- This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth OppelI wish more people would read this one, which is a historical and a short enough read. It's easy to follow the prose and it's so adventurous and torturous, like any good book should be. | My Review |
- Angelfall by Susan EeThis one will probably make it on my Top Ten Tuesday lists a lot in the future—so, you are forewarned. Amazing book, quick and to-the-point, and very exciting. Everyone's reading this one now, so you should be, too! | My Review |
- Flash Gold by Lindsay BurokerThis book is actually a novella (part of a series of them), so of course anyone can read it in one day, easily. I love the two main characters, especially the main protagonist, Kali. She's got a funny way of seeing the world and, yet, she's so easy to relate to. I'd also love to be as smart and inventive as she is. | My Review |
- Switched by Amanda HockingI enjoyed the YA voice in this one, and it made for a very quick and fun read. I also liked some of the characters, too. It's not a book that follows the typical stylistic pattern of YA paranormal romance (read: doesn't try to be one of the 'cool' kids), but offers something a little quirkier, which I liked. | My Review |
- Borrowing Abby Grace by Kelly GreenI just finished reading this little ditty and I really like it. It is a sort of homage to the Nancy Drew books of yore, thus it incorporates the mystery aspect really well. It also reminds me of Quantum Leap , that TV show from the 80's, but goes the paranormal rather than the sci-fi route to utilize the 'leaping' around. Review to come.
- My Soul to Take by Rachel VincentHere's a very quick and interesting read about Banshees that I liked. The story is engaging and has a very unpredictable twist at the end. It's the first in a series of several YA novels. | My Review |
- Raggedy Chan by Camille PicottIf you want to read a very unique Middle Grade book, then look no further than Raggedy Chan. I doubt you'll find anything about it that's derivative of anything else. It's so different and interesting, yet has a clear, meaningful message attached to it. Great for kids and adults alike. | My Review |
- The Giver by Lois LowryMost of you will have already read this one, but it's a great short read that delves deeply into a dystopian world that has set the stage for all contemporary dystopian novels floating around out there today. This one is excellent and will give you much to think about for days afterward.
- Jane Jones: Worst. Vampire. Ever. by Caissie St. OngeTotally fun and funny. I read this quickly and it just made me laugh out loud throughout. It's a stand-alone and does everything it needs to do in a very short space. I loved the characters in it and felt that Jane, despite being a vampire, was so easy to relate to. After all, she wasn't the coolest vampire around, so even dorky humans (read: I) can relate to her. | My Review |
These are my picks for 1-day fantasy reads. What are yours?