Top Ten Tuesday: 2015 Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic – Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So – screamed my name because I’ve kept notebooks filled with book quotes since I was a kid. When picking the 10 quotes I wanted to share in this post, I looked for shorter ones that didn’t contain spoilers and made sense out of context. Looking over the ones that made the cut, someone might guess that I like to read about epic love with a dash of humor and characters who are a little prickly and/or awkward, and that person would be correct.


“I couldn’t stop shaking my head. I didn’t want this. I didn’t want to draw people to me with my broken pieces. I wanted to be left alone among all those pieces, sitting in the middle of them so if people dared to come close, they’d cut themselves on all the pieces to get to me.”
― Whitney Barbetti, Ten Below Zero


“I think you underestimate my capacity for taking normal human interaction and making it awkward.”
― Tessa Dare, When a Scot Ties the Knot


“Let’s be honest: in ten years, the man-bun of the 2010s will be equivalent to the rat-tail of the 1980s.”
― Julie Johnson, Cross the Line


“You don’t mention death when it’s hovering near someone you love. You don’t want to attract the reaper’s attention.”
― Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner, These Broken Stars


“It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done by keeping things out.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters


“I run. I kick. I punch. I listen. I write. I give.
I live.
Stars above, I live.”
― Heather Lyons, The Deep End of the Sea


“This giant among giants had never used his strength to intimidate me. His power lay in making me fall in love with him, and to do that, he’d laid himself at my feet, offering all that he had and all of himself without asking for anything in return except my heart.”
― R.J. Prescott, The Hurricane


“However, the more stressful my situation is, the less I think about it, or anything related to it. At present , I thought about how the elevators were like mechanical horses, and I wondered if anyone loved them or named them.”
― Penny Reid, Neanderthal Seeks Human


“Some women,” Dahariel said in that same hard tone devoid of any hint of humanity, “get under a man’s skin until digging them out makes you bleed.”
― Nalini Singh, Archangel’s Blade


“Everyone isn’t logical. Everything doesn’t make sense in the end. Sometimes you have to forget about explanations or excuses and leave people and places behind, because otherwise they will drag you straight down.”
― Tammara Webber, Breakable

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