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Top Ten Tuesday: 12 Books You Can Read in One Day


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Here’s how it works: Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl assigns a topic for each Tuesday. If you check this link, you’ll find she’s assigned topics for several future weeks so you can plan ahead. She adds, “create your own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list . . . Feel free to put a unique spin on the topic to make it work for you!”

Each week Jana posts a Linky on her blog where you can (if you want) share a link to your post and check out other bloggers’ posts.


Today is a freebie for Top Ten Tuesday.

If you’re now in a rush to knock off your reading goal for 2022, I’m here to help you out with this list of books you can read in one day or less.

  • The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  • In the Margins by Elena Ferrante
  • Writing in an Age of Silence by Sara Paretsky
  • Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson
  • Immediate Family by Ashley Nelson Levy
  • Summerwater by Sarah Moss
  • Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
  • When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamín Labatut
  • Heat Wave by Penelope Lively
  • The Silence by Don DeLillo 
  • Small things Like These by Claire Keegan 
  • Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle

© 2022 by Mary Daniels Brown

2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 12 Books You Can Read in One Day”

    1. Mary Daniels Brown

      Confession: I’ve only read a couple of these books. I’ve had Wolf in White Van and In the Margins on the shelf for quite a while.

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