This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is “Read in one sitting” which posed a bit of a dilemma for me. I read most books in one sitting. I thought about doing favorite novellas (and I might yet do a post of that) but Annie from Just Commonly suggested that I do a post on the books I just couldn’t put down.
What’s the difference, you may ask, between books you read in one sitting and books you can’t put down? A fair question. The books on today’s post are some of the stories that have so captivated me that basically the world could be ending around me and I wouldn’t be able to tear myself away until the book ended too. Husband tries to talk to me? “Mmmhmmm” is my default mumbled answer, my eyes never lifting from the page. I ate meals as needed but couldn’t tell you five minutes later what I’d eaten. And sleep? Forget about it. Not until I’ve read the last word and then sat for several moments reflecting on the masterpiece that author created. I probably even go back and re-read my favorite scenes, my favorite quotes, not quite ready to say goodbye and move on to the next book.
Book hangover? It’s a thing. And all of these books are prone to induce it. 😉
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“…I can’t go another minute without telling you that there is a God. And he loves you so much. He aches for you.”
The Lady & The Lionheart (Joanne Bischof)
“…he was more handsome than a man had a right to be.”
The Memoir of Johnny Devine (Camille Eide)
“Do not despise your scars…They have brought us to this place. To each other.”
The Thorn Healer (Pepper Basham)
“Even before I knew how much you’d changed from the rumors I’d heard, I was entirely too intrigued by you.”
The Cautious Maiden (Dawn Crandall)
“I am learning that obedience to God means that you do not put your eyes on your longings, but instead, you simply place one foot ahead of the other into the space that the Lord opens.”
Land of Silence (Tessa Afshar)
“Honor always comes at a price, else it would be worthless.”
The Captive Heart (Michelle Griep)
“…God’s redemption reaches past the things we think are impossible.“
Blue Columbine (Jennifer Rodewald)
“My whole life is the prodigal son.”
Told You Twice (Kristen Heitzmann)
“Bound souls always find one another.”
Unblemished (Sara Ella)
“Casey Cox is smarter than the average fugitive.”
If I Run (Terri Blackstock)
Granted, this is not a comprehensive list of all the books that have captivated me. But these are the ones that immediately came to mind when I mulled over this topic in my head.
And because I love these books so much, I’m giving you a chance to win one of your choice! If the great-and-mighty Rafflecopter selects you as the winner of this giveaway, you can pick from any of the books on this post and if you’re in the US I’ll gladly send you a paperback. International readers, you can enter too (except where prohibited by law) but your copy will be ebook. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policy which can be read on the Disclosure page.
What about you? What are some books that you’ve been unable to put down lately?