It’s been raining on and off all week (mostly on), but today the rain has yet to stop. Personally, I don’t mind at all. I like the rain; I like way rain makes everything smell, the coolness of the air, and I love the sound of the rain on the roof. If I can get a thunder and lightning as well, I’m in heaven.
Most of us don’t have much during our busy week to curl up and read a book, but the downpour changed my mind about riding today and so I’ve taken the opportunity to catch up on my reading (no matter how much I read, I never seem to keep up!).
While it’s no matter to me how long or short a book is, sometimes it’s especially satisfying to be able to start something you can finish in one sitting. So I’ve compiled a short list of good reads that you can read in one sitting (though I guess that depends on how long you’d like to sit, I suppose).
The following are older titles, all of which are rather short (novellas, really).
84 Charing Cross Road by Helen Hanff
Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The End of the Alphabet by C. S. Richardson
Walks with Men by Ann Beattie
Disquiet by Julia Leigh
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
If you’re in for hurricane weather, here are some longer titles that nonetheless, kept me sitting still through to the very last page.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison
Superstition by David Ambrose
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (it was a very rainy day–and night!)
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s* Stone by J. K. Rowling (*I read the Canadian, aka British editions of the series)
What books kept you reading until the very last word? Please share!!by