What's the Best Book You've Read in One Day?
So last week, when I noticed the #1daybook hashtag on Twitter, I had to find out what all the fuss was about.
Looks like it started over at Reddit when someone posed the question: What's the best/most unusual/longest/most enthralling book you've read in a day?
It got me thinking. What's the best book I've read in a single day? What book has kidnapped me, held me for ransom, and refused to let go until I closed the back cover?
My answer: Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt. She had me on page one, and by the time I finished a few hours later, I was a blabbering book reader, tugged in multiple directions by conflicting emotions. I felt such a connection with Isabelle, the photography, the sense of place.
I think about that book often, pull it from the shelf and reread snippets - a snapshot of descriptions and characters - that beg to be read once again.
It takes a special book - and writer - to create that sense of empathy with readers. And Caroline's words and story formed that bond for me.
What's the best book you've read in a single day?
by LuAnn Schindler. When she's not reading, she's writing about Nebraska at luannschindler.com.