Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books You Can Read in 1 Day

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Each week, The Broke and the Bookish hold Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly book blogging meme. This week most everyone is talking about authors whose books they auto-buy when a new one is released, but since most anyone I would’ve chosen for that honor is on last week’s list of authors I’ve read the most works from. Instead, I’m going back to an old Top Ten Tuesday topic, books to read in a day. Here are a few of my favorites:

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  1. Short though it is, I don’t think I could ever get through “Frankenstein” in a single day…too much philosophizing for me to read it quickly. (Though I certainly read it much more quickly as an adult than I did in high school!)

    I was telling an undergrad last semester about “Puddin’head Wilson”…only now I can’t remember *why* I was telling him about it, or rather why the subject came up. I should re-read it and see if that jogs my memory. (We may just have been talking about Mark Twain in general, or the oddities of master/slave relations in 19th century fiction, or…nope, no clue…)

    One book I love to read in a single day is “Slaughterhouse Five.” I’ve always read it in a single day because it’s just too good to put down. 🙂

    (BTW, I love the super-old covers you used for “Frankenstein” and “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”. And that cover for “The Great Gatsby” was the one on the copy I read in high school; major nostalgia there…)

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    1. Frankenstein is a lot to take in, you’re right. I suppose I was just thinking lengthwise, in most cases, but density definitely matters!

      And it’s really funny how iconic a book cover can become. That Gatsby one, for instance, is immediately recognizable, even without the text. I love looking at the ways we package books—-and I love the old editions a lot. 🙂

      Puddin’head Wilson is something I read when I was in college, and I’ve re-read it a few times since. It’s still incredibly relevant, and there’s so much in that little book.

      I recently read Slaughterhouse Five for the first time, and I really enjoyed it.

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    1. Thank you!

      I love all of the Giver books, but the first one will always be my favorite. It’s got the advantage of being read at a formative time in my life—and it’s so good!

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