Top Ten Books to Read the Day Away

Posted March 21, 2017 by Michelle in Top Ten Tuesday / 5 Comments

Hey all, we at Tea and Titles haven’t done a TTT for a while so we though it was long overdue for us to jump back in. This weeks theme involves books we’ve read in one sitting, putting a little spin on that we are listing books that have made us read the entire day away.


Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Illuminae is action packed from start to finish, just when you think things couldn’t get any worse ( in terms of things in the story) and that there can’t be much more to the story you are very wrong. A page turner for sure and with the interesting formatting of this book a surprisingly quick read for its size.

Yellow by Megan Jacobson

I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect from this book when I first started reading it, I thought this book had ghosts in it but that was about it. This book was extremely surprising, the amount of emotion portrayed in this book and the exceptional writing had me reading rapidly.

The Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan just has a magic with his writing that completely sucks me into his books and worlds. I have happily on many occasions now sat down and just enjoyed the journey and adventures of the demigods mentioned in this series and I love them all so much (except for Jason). I recommend 100% starting with the Percy Jackson novels and then reading this series and trust me you will read many a day away.

Ready Player One by Earnest Cline

I had originally bought this book for my brother and with some nagging from his side I picked it up too. A book with this many 80’s references should not be something I love this much but it honestly is. I was gripped by the story and wanted to see wade and co win over the “bad guys”. Definitely a book to read the day away.

Embrace by Jessica Shrivington

I remember sitting waiting to see if my number would get called to do jury duty, this required long hours of waiting and luckily for me, long hours of reading. I was going through a bit of an angel phase at the time and I really enjoyed this as an original take on the angel theme. Unfortunately, I haven’t kept up with this series due to having problems finding the editions I want but recently I’ve gotten book 2 and I hope with that I can read the day away again…just not whilst on jury duty.


Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes

I started reading this book on a train ride home after a day with Angel, and at one point I looked up to realise I only had one stop left before I was home. That should speak volumes for this book considering my trip is an hour long. The story and characters are so engaging that I completely blocked out the rest of the world, and I honestly could’ve stayed on that train for hours just reading this had I not looked up.

Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil

I love Melissa Keil—her books are incredible, but out of the two I’ve read right now, Life in Outer Space is the one that sucked me in slightly more. Again, the characters are incredibly engaging and it’s just such a cute story!

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

I absolutely adore this series. I think it’s brilliant, so much so that I wrote an entire post on it last year. The world in this book is incredibly detailed and it’s so easy to find yourself lost in it. I would highly recommend it to everyone.

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

After CoHF, I wasn’t a fan of Cassandra Clare at all. In fact, I swore to never read one of her books again but then Lady Midnight came out. This book renewed my love for Clare within a few pages, which I never thought would be possible. I absolutely sped through this because I desperately needed to know what was going to happen to the characters.

Pure by Julianna Baggott

I bought this on a whim once and then took years to read it, but when I did, it completely blew me away. The worldbuilding in this book is incredibly rich and I got so sucked in that I read the entire book in a number of hours. This is unlike anything I’ve ever read, and I wish more people did read it!


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5 responses to “Top Ten Books to Read the Day Away

  1. I still need to get Girl Against the Universe arrrg. I am so excited to read it! I could totally read a Riordan book in a day if I had the time. Magnus Chase holy – I love then way too much.

    Thanks for the post girlies

    • Michelle

      I’ve heard that it is to become a movie too but I don’t know how they are going to do it considering all of the pop culture references they will be paying so much just for the rights of certains games and movies etc.