Top Ten Tuesday
My list for Ten Quickest Books can be split into two categories: books that are quick reads time wise and books that I read so quick because I could not put them down. Top Ten Tuesday is a meme I am hoping to take part of regularly from here on out that is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Letters from Rifka
This book is a very good read that can be done in as little as an hour. It’s about a Russian Jew during the Russian Civil War whose family must flee Russia when her brothers are called up to serve in the army. Written in letters from Rifka during her attempts to get to the U.S., there are some moments in the book, but it’s also meant for children which prevents it from being too heavy and depressing.
Megan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys
This book is a fun entertaining ready that doesn’t take too long to read. It’s about a girl who ends up living in a house with seven boys after her parents move to South Korea. It’s not a very trying book, not too much thought goes into it, but it is very entertaining.
This is one of those books that I answer with when people ask me what I would take to a deserted island. I LOVE this book so much. I can read it un under an hour, but it also might be because I’ve read it so many times. It will probably take a first time reader a little longer, but it’s still something one could devour in a single day.
That Was Then, This is Now
This is not a direct sequel to The Outsiders, but Ponyboy does make an appearance. This is a super short, super quick read. If you enjoyed The Outsiders then you will probably enjoy this book as well.
Two Princesses of Bamarre
This is probably the only book in my collection that can rival The Outsiders for most reads. This is the story of a girl who is shy and timid, but who has to rise above all of that in order to save her sister from the Gray Death. There is a quest, and dragons, and faeries, and love. What else could I ask for?
Among the Hidden
I was in the fourth grade the first time I read this book. I loved being introduced to Luke’s world and reading about a society where people are only allowed to have two children. In my nine-year-old mind I could not imagine that law could ever be reality, but then I grew older and learned that there were in fact places where Luke’s world is real life.
The Near Witch
This book will always be special to me because it introduced me to Victoria Schwab’s writing. Written with a beautiful, lyrical tone, The Near Witch tells the creepy story of a village where the children start to vanish as soon as a stranger comes to town.
Between Shades of Gray
This amazing story definitely takes more than a few hours to read, but you will be so sucked in that you will not be able to put it down until you are done. Lina’s story will draw you in so much that you’ll start it in the morning and next thing you know it will be pitch black out. (True story. I finished at about 2am and then immediately went to Ruta’s website to email her about how much it impacted me) Beautiful, must read.
Where She Went
This is another one of those stories that is definitely not a one to two-hour book. It will probably take all day, but it will be worth sitting in one spot for hours to read. Warning: this book will make your heart hurt. It’s the sequel to If I Stay and, in my opinion, it’s far far better than the first book.
The Lies About Truth
You guys. This book is amazing. I could not put this down and every single time someone interrupted me I was so angry. I even had it out on my desk at work to read during downtime. Even with work and interruptions I read it in just a few sittings. You will feel like time stops around you while reading this book, because you are so engrossed in what is going on within these pages.
What are some of your favorite books that you read quickly?