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One Day Books: 15 page-turners you’ll finish before sundown

Make no mistake: this is not an article about short books. This is an article about addictive books: the kind of tomes you turn a front cover idly on, then end up wide awake at 2am, frantically paging your way to the end, desperate to find out what happens next.

It’s a rare find, the un-put-downable novel – and what is enchanting to one might be an anathema to another.

But here are 15 novels that this author – and many denizens of the internet – read, voraciously, in a single sitting. 

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