Just One Day

When I picked up Jennifer E. Smith’s The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, I knew.  September had to be books that take place over the course of a single day. As it turns out, books that use this premise have a lot in common.  Many of them are tales of love and romance, capturing an initial meeting or first connection.  Others focus on a tragedy: a kidnapping, a planned murder(s) or suicide.  It’s understandable of course, when you focus on just one day of someone’s life, the days that stand out are the ones where something vast, powerful, life-changing happens.

Since I can’t personally handle violence, gore and psychological trauma right now, I’m skipping these candidates:

But I’ve got lots of others lined up that I can’t wait to read. So far the biggest issue I’ve identified is that it is really hard to put down a book that takes place in a single day! How can there be a good stopping point?  There’s not! So clear your schedule, you may end up wanting to read each of these in a single day.

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