Have you ever finished reading a book and then immediately wished you could read it again for the first time? Me too.
There are a few titles that I’d practically sell my soul to experience for the first time again. They’re the books that mean the very most to me, have characters that I relate with, and overall love with my whole heart. These titles are the ones that I recommend the very most, but this time, rather than sharing their synopses, I’m sharing my favorite quotes from each. I’m really big on collecting quotes from books and sometimes just reading a good quote will convince me to read the book. I’m hoping that this post has the same effect on you!
Throughout this post, I’ve also linked back to my reviews for several of the books. That way, if you’re interested in finding out exactly why the novel means so much to me, you can click through and read all of my thoughts. I also created a TikTok with this prompt, which you can check out here!
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The alternate title for this blog post is “Using My Favorite Quotes to Convince You to Read My Favorite Books” so that’s what I’m going to do.
by Taylor Jenkins Reid
“It’s always been fascinating to me how things can be simultaneously true and false, how people can be good and bad all in one, how someone can love you in a way that is beautifully selfless while serving themselves ruthlessly”
by Abbi Waxman
“Nina had looked around and realized she would never run out of things to read, and that certainty filled her with peace and satisfaction. It didn’t matter what hit the fan; as long as there were unread books in the world, she would be fine.”
by Laini Taylor
“And that’s how you go on. You lay laughter over the dark parts. The more dark parts, the more you have to laugh. With defiance, with abandon, with hysteria, any way you can.”
by Stephanie Garber
“She remembered thinking falling for him would be like falling in love with darkness, but now she imagined he was more like a starry night: the constellations were always there, constant, magnificent guides against the ever-present black.”
by Leigh Bardugo
“This was his soul made flesh, the truth of him laid bare in the blazing sun, shorn of mystery and shadow. This was the truth behind the handsome face and the miraculous powers, the truth that was the dead and empty space between the stars, a wasteland peopled by frightened monsters.”
by Joanna Ruth Meyer
“Something calls out to him. I am different than I was. I do not want my mother’s song, my mother’s souls. I want – I do not know. But I want something more than the death that she offers me. I want something more than her voice, her powers. I want something more. I want something mine.”