Thursday, May 10, 2012

One-day reads

A friend of mine has a very full and busy life and does not get to read often.  She plans to have one day alone with a book, preferably a book that could be easily read in a day or two.

I recommended Lottery by Patricia Wood.  I read it a few years ago, loved it, remembered it and recommended it.

Do you have any one-day reads to recommend?


Maryellen said...

The Glass Castle (forget by whom)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. (Ammie Barrows I think...that is lighter than The Glass Castle but I adore them both. Need a good read here too! Something longer than a day though! MWA!

Jessim said...

If she hasn't read hunger games, I read the trilogy in a weekend. Very good.

Diane said...

I'm going to look into the Lottery and agree with the others suggestions The Glass Castle is by Jeanette Wells (I think)also Half broke Horses is another Wells book, which I enjoyed as much if not more than the glass castle

Bonnie said...

Love some book suggestions. I too loved the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. The saddest part of the book is that the author died -- while writing it from what I've been able to determine. She was Mary Ann Shaffer. Her niece, Annie Barrows finished the book. Annie is a well known children's author. I loved the book even the crying that went on in parts of it. So sad that Mary Ann won't be writing many more books.

Darx said...

I just finished In the Water They Can't See You Cry by Amanda Beard (with somebody or other), and I enjoyed it very much. Other things I've read in a day: Chosen By a Horse, It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken, In Defense of Flogging (fascinating, but dark, and I had to stretch it out over 3 days but it is short enough to read in one), Educating Esme, My Pet Virus, How Starbucks Saved My Life. Others that were great that I'm not sure how long I took to read but recall them being quick reads: The $64 Tomato, 52 Loaves (both by the same author, I'm a fan), The Wordy Shipmates, Made to Stick and Switch (both by the Heath brothers), Predictably Irrational, Farm City, Jacquard's Web, Getting a Grip (Monica Seles), Outliers (anything by Malcolm Gladwell, really), The Spiral Staircase, I Love a Man in Uniform (excellent). I guess these are all mostly non-fiction/memoir, so it depends on the genre you're looking at, but these are all great reads. Enjoy!