10 Books You Can Read in One Sitting

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When was the last time you picked up a book and it was so good, you read it in one sitting?

I’m happy to say that I recently experienced it, and it felt so amazing. That is why I decided to write about 10 books you can read in one sitting. 


When you get your hands on a book that captures your attention and you cannot stop until you finish it, it gives you such a feeling of well-being. It also feels as if your whole day or week will be so much better, and you will become instantly upbeat. 


Mind you, this list is subjective, and everyone has a different opinion about which books should make this list. I went with books that I would, if I had the time, definitely binged in one sitting. 

Some I actually managed to read in one sitting, but most of the time I don’t have the luxury of having a few hours in a row to simply get lost in a book. But I’ll take it when it happens!

That is my idea of a cool day well spent indoors: curling up with a good book and a hot beverage. 


It is similar to my previous post about short books, just slightly different. You can read it here:

14 Short Books to Read in 2023


Without further ado, let’s take a look at 10 books you can read in one sitting.


Christmas Lights and Snowball Fights by Beth Rain


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Christmas Lights and Snowball Fights


While this is not a  very well-known book, it is a cute Christmas book perfect for the holiday season. Pretty short, it also reads very easily. Filled with some humor and a bit of heartbreak, it is a book you can cozy up with during an afternoon. 


I’m a Fan by Sheena Patel


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I’m a Fan


While this is not my favorite book of the year, I have to give it some props. The writing style is so different, yet you want to find out what happens. Once you pick it up, you will not be able to put it down. The author has a way of getting your attention and holding it throughout the entire book. Review to follow soon. 


Beach Read by Emily Henry


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Beach Read


This summer was the first time I picked up an Emily Henry book, and I can see why many readers enjoy her style. She has a no-nonsense way of narrating love stories that end on a good note. While at times I just wanted her to get to the point, the anticipation made it all so much more fun. A great vacation book to be enjoyed yearlong. 


The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley


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The Paris Appartment


Love her or hate her, Lucy Foley does the unreliable narrator to perfection. I haven’t read one of her books I’ve loved yet, but her books are addictive. The way she makes you want to get into the characters’ heads and see where she takes them is unique. you can easily binge this book in one sitting.


Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur


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Milk and Honey


Poetry is not my thing, to be very honest. But Rupi Kaur has a way of writing that hits right home. No matter what nationality you are, gender, social status, or religion you affiliate yourself with, Milk and Honey is a collection of poems that everyone can find some truth in.  Raw yet brutally honest, you can read it in one sitting for sure.


Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn


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Sharp Objects


This book is one of the author’s older works, but it is very well written. Before the book that made her an international sensation, Flynn has a couple of equally good books under her belt. The other one is Dark Places, which was made into a movie, while Sharp Objects is an HBO TV adaptation. 

If you haven’t read anything by the author yet, this one is a great place to start. And there’s a chance you’ll manage to get through it in one sitting as well.


In Five Years by Rebecca Serle


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In Five Years


This is one of those books that transport you to a what-if situation. I have read some books with similar premises, and this one is by far my favorite. In Five Years is cute yet heart-breaking. While it isn’t a book that might win any awards, it will stay with you for a while. I can see worse ways to spend a few hours. If you like time travel stories that also have an element of destiny to them, then this one’s for you!


And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie


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And Then There None


The Queen of mystery has a style of writing that may not work for everyone, but her storytelling grips you form the first page. I’ve yet to read this one, but the couple of books I read by her had me hooked until the last page. If you’ve read one of my very first posts, then you know that I read a couple of Agatha Christie books as a child. I think I was under twelve at the time! 

This is another of her must-read mysteries you can definitely devour in one sitting!


The Midnight Library by Matt Haig


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The Midnight Library


I love the premise of this book, and its delivery is also on point. It was one of my top ten books I read in 2020. Not a very long book at just over 300 pages, it is very easy to read, and you can definitely get through it in one sitting.

The story is perfect for book lovers that frequent their local libraries. I love the clever idea behind this book. It basically makes you wonder if given the chance to do things over,  would you make different choices? Also very thought-provoking, (you can read my previous post here) link , it is well written and humorous. I definitely recommend it!


We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


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We Should All Be Feminists


If you cannot read this book in one sitting, then you’re definitely distracted by your surroundings. It is the shortest book I’ve ever read, other than children’s books. With only 65 pages or 45 minutes on audio, this book is super short yet packed with useful information. The narration is also very fluid, which makes the subject seem more fascinating than it is. If you’re not a big reader and you want to say you’ve read one entire book in your life, this one should be it! 


Concluding Words

This sums up my list of 10 books you can read in one sitting. Have you read any of them? If you didn’t, which books do you feel can be read in one sitting? Let me know in the comment box below. Until next time, keep reading fellow bookworms! 


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