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Books to Read in One Sitting

Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing well! I’ve read a lot of books recently that I thought I would read over the course of a week but in fact read in one sitting and it got me thinking. I got thinking about some books that are perfect to read in one sitting and I wanted to discuss them. Here are a few books that are perfect to read in one sitting!

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James

“Romy Silvers is the only surviving crew-member of a spaceship travelling to a new planet, on a mission to establish a second home for humanity amongst the stars. Alone in space, she is the loneliest girl in the universe until she hears about a new ship which has launched from Earth – with a single passenger on board. A boy called J.

Their only communication with each other is via email – and due to the distance between them, their messages take months to transmit across space. And yet Romy finds herself falling in love.

But what does Romy really know about J? And what do the mysterious messages which have started arriving from Earth really mean?

Sometimes, there’s something worse than being alone . . .”

Once you sit own to read this book you will not want to stop. It is thrilling, terrifying and an absolute whirlwind that I loved so much and continue to adore. I cannot recommend this book enough put it that way (I recommend it a lot). This is definitely a book you can read in one sitting.


Seed by Lisa Heathfied

“Fifteen-year-old Pearl has lived her whole life protected within the small community at Seed, where they worship Nature and idolise their leader, Papa S. When some outsiders arrive, everything changes. Pearl experiences feelings that she never knew existed and begins to realise that there is darkness at the heart of Seed. A darkness from which she must escape, before it’s too late.”

I could not put this book down, every spare minute I had was spent reading this book. I just had to know what happened next. Seed is such a creepy, fast-paces and scary book that grips you and doesn’t let go. Lisa Heathfield brings a cult to life in front of your eyes and it is wild. I could easily have read this in one sitting and I’m sure you could too!


One Italian Summer by Keris Stainton

“It’s been a year since Milly, Elyse and Leonie’s dad died, and a year since their last trip to Rome. Summer’s here again, and once again they are heading with their mum to Italy – but what’s it going to be like going without Dad? Rome still holds its familiar charms – the sun is still as warm, the gelato as delicious, the people as welcoming. But nothing is quite as it once was …

With grief still raw for all of them, Milly is facing the additional awfulness of having to see Luke again – gorgeous, gorgeous Luke, who she had a fling with last year, and who she made a total fool of herself with – or so she thinks. What’s going to happen this time? What’s more, things between Milly, her sisters and their mum are rocky – Leonie is being tempestuous and unpredictable, Elyse is caught up with her new boyfriend, and Milly feels like she just doesn’t know how she fits in any more.

Over one Italian summer, can Milly find a way back to the life she once had?”

This is such an incredible book that is so beautifully written. It captured me with its characters and their love for one another and had me whisked away in their story. It is such a perfect book to read by the pool in summer, in the park or in the garden in the sun. I loved it a lot, just be prepared to cry.


Dear Martin by Nic Stone

“Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can’t escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.

Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up—way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack.”

I still think bout this book on a regular basis. It is such a well needed and heartbreaking novel that everyone needs to read immediately. I sat down with this one evening expecting it to take me a while to read, two hours later I’d finished the entire thing. This happens so infrequently to me so I know this book is spectacular. I just couldn’t put it down, it is such an amazing book!


Heartstopper Volume 1-3 by Alice Oseman

“Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more…?

Charlie Spring is in Year 10 at Truham Grammar School for Boys. The past year hasn’t been too great, but at least he’s not being bullied anymore. Nick Nelson is in Year 11 and on the school rugby team. He’s heard a little about Charlie – the kid who was outed last year and bullied for a few months – but he’s never had the opportunity to talk to him.
They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and sometimes good things are waiting just around the corner…”

You can read just one volume or all three in one sitting. Once you pick up one you just won’t want to stop reading these gorgeous comics. I could spend hours upon hours looking at the art and reading Nick and Charlie’s story. It is so perfect and deserves all the love. This series is perfect to read curled up one lazy afternoon!

There you have it, some books to read in one sitting! Have you got any books you’d recommend that are perfect to read in one sitting? Let me know in the comments!

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