What a Difference a Day Makes

You think you had a rough day, try these circadian novels (books that take place during 24 hours):

Saturday    by Ian McEwan

Ulysses    by James Joyce

Mrs. Dalloway   by Virginia Woolf

Seize the Day    by Saul Bellow

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich    by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Mr. Phillips    by John Lanchester

The Light of Day   by Graham Swift

Arlington Park   by Rachel Cusk

French Lessons   by Ellen Sussman

Under the Volcano    by Malcolm Lowry

A Single Man   by Christopher Isherwood

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?    by Philip K. Dick

The Hours     by Michael Cunningham

Cosmopolis    by Don DeLillo

After Dark   by Haruki Murakami

Man in the Dark     by Paul Auster

On Chesil Beach     by Ian McEwan

Run    by Ann Patchett

Dear American Airlines    by Jonathan Miles

Embers    by Sandor Marai

The Following Story     by Cees Nooteboom

If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things    by Jon McGregor

Vox    by Nicholson Baker

Vertical Run   by Joseph R. Garber

Odd Thomas    by Dean Koontz

Between the Acts    by Virginia Woolf

Molly Fox’s Birthday     by Deidre Madden

Next   by James Hynes

Where Are The Children?     by Mary Higgins Clark

The Life and Opinions of Tristam Shanty, Gentleman     by Laurence Sterne

Last Night at the Lobster   by Stewart O’Nan

Blast From the Past    by Ben Elton

Windows on the World    by Frederic Beigbeder

Death of a River Guide    by Richard Flanagan

The Reluctant Fundamentalist    by Mohsin Hamid

The Colorado Kid    by Stephen King

The Almost Moon     by Alice Sebold