The Enemy by Charlie Higson. It's about a plague that hits all of the adults and turns them into mindless monsters intent on eating children, and how one group of children survive the streets of London.
This book actually took me 4 sittings, but it only happened because I got very sick in between these days. It was "Eddie Trunk's Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal". I already knew a lot of rock n' roll and heavy metal before reading this book, but it gave me an incredible insight on bands I love so much! And when I learned that the Vol. 2 was coming, I felt so happy... Totally recommended for anyone who's interested in rock n' roll! "D
'The Hobbit' by (my lord and savior) Tolkien - I re-read it (after several years) in lieu of having seen the film and being convinced that Peter Jackson took many'a'liberties with the plot. I was right.
'Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman' by Haruki Murakami - Murakami's been my obsession as of late. He blends everyday life and the fantastical world so well.
If I have the time, I'll read any book in one or two sittings if it's interesting enough. I read most of the last Sword of Truth book in one sitting, and I read the entire Hunger Games trilogy in 4-5 sittings.
I thought of you when I first started reading it! It has some absolutely wonderful supernatural touches. He's the author I was featuring a little while back- both here and on y!gallery. Awesome stuff, and a fantastic person to boot!
anything by David Gemmel, for me ...which, given that he has a few in the 300 to 400 page range, says something. For me, that's sitting around reading an entire day, and usually earning a splitting headache for my trouble, because I don't feel like embarking on the quest for 'wherever I lost my damn glasses'