The Ten Best Books To Read in One Sitting  

Most books take days or weeks to finish. But sometimes, we need a book that we can read in one sitting. That is why we have curated a list of the ten best books to read in one sitting. Keep reading to see which books made the list!  

We cannot always make time to read a book. But when we do have a free day, there is nothing more satisfying than grabbing a book and reading it as you drink your tea.  

These ten books are amazing reads and you can read them in one sitting. Some of them will take less than two hours while others may take around 3 or 4 hours. You can see the full list below!  

The Ten Best Books To Read in One Sitting

Short Books to Read

One of my favorite books on the list has to be The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. It is a thought-provoking novel that tackles depression and feelings of loneliness in a brilliant way. Haig is an author that everyone should check out at least once.  

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
The Midnight Library book review

If you haven’t read the classic novella The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, then you should get to it now. The message of the novel makes it a special read and even today, people are still deciphering the meaning of this novella.  

The Metamorphosis novella
The Metamorphosis book review

Lastly, another classic on the list that you need to read is The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. It is a wonderful novel that is short but will stay with you long after you finish the book. Not many authors can write an impactful novel that is also short.  


That wraps up this list of the ten best books to read in one sitting. How many of these books have you read or plan to read. What other short novels should we have included? Let us know in the comments below!

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11 thoughts on “The Ten Best Books To Read in One Sitting  

  1. Wasey S. says:

    I liked some of those one sitting reads, Abduction and Uncharted Survival by M.V. Jones it was another excellent one sitting read that I loved as well as my teen daughter. It’s a story in the old West and is a heart warming story of courage and unexpected events. I got my book from Amazon.

  2. Lori McNamara says:

    Stop making (especially previously traumatized people) feel woefully inadequate withyour ludicrous clickbait! These ridiculous articles: Ten books to read in one sitting! Forty books to read over the labour day weekend! You sound like complete, out of touch, out-for-clicks morons. Go get bent.

    1. Anonymous says:

      All due respect Lori, just because you can’t finish these books in one sitting, doesn’t mean no one else can. Moreover, I do not understand what trauma has to do with the article. If articles like this trigger you, then I suggest you avoid them. You cannot expect writers to change the way they write simply because you don’t like it.

  3. Miss says:

    Well, then, why did you click on this article??!!?? Suggestion: keep your venom to yourself.

  4. Liz Hogan says:

    When is Middlemarch by George Eliot ever going to be on one of your lists. It is a fantastic read with its comments on the political scene and the industrial revolution.

      1. Anonymous says:

        maybe is you were able to sit unbothered for 30 days straight 🙂

  5. Anonymous says:

    The Midnight Library has been on my TBR for quite some time. I definitely need to check it out. My husband loved Convenience Store Woman. Being the book nerd that I am, I had to enlarge the lead photo to check the titles. I was amused to see that it is a bookcase packed with books on learning a foreign language. Definitely wouldn’t want to read a book on learning Russian in one sitting!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I only read one book in a sitting and that was The Chrysalids
    Novel by John Wyndham at 208 pgs.


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