top ten tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.

 Today’s Topic: Recent Book Quotes We’ve Loved

Book love.


1. “I gave up practically the whole world for you,” I tell him, walking through the front door of my own love story. “The sun, stars, ocean, trees, everything, I gave it all up for you.”

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

2. “The thing I realize is, that it’s not what you take, it’s what you leave.”

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

3. “You never need an invitation to go home.”

Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley

4. “Survival had its price: guilt.” (from uncorrected proof)

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (review forthcoming)

5. “Esperanza smiled and reached over and gently pulled the yarn, unraveling the uneven stitches. Then she looked into Isabel’s trusting eyes and said, ‘Do not ever be afraid to start over.’” 

Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan


1. “Imaginary friends are like books. We’re created, we’re enjoyed, we’re dog-eared and creased, and then we’re tucked away until we’re needed again.”

Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

2. “Different can be good… It makes you pay attention.”

Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord

3. “[S]taying positive and hopeful—even pretending to—was much better than giving in to fear.”

Cold War on Maplewood Street by Gayle Rosengren 

4. Who you are is more than good enough.”

Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley

5. “Everything is connected. Every choice matters.Every person is vital, valuable, and worthy of respect.”

Revolution by Deborah Wiles

Which recent quotes do you love?

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4 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Recent Book Quotes We’ve Loved

  1. Ricki, where are the Snicker quotes???
    I’d like to add my fav quote from Handful of Stars about being brave. Can’t remember it off the top of my head but I do enjoy it 🙂

  2. “yes is a world
    & in this world of
    yes live
    (skillfully curled)
    all worlds.”

    It’s actually part of an e.e. cummings poem, but I read it in Enormous Smallness, a picture book biography of cummings that came out this year.

  3. Wow that quote from I’ll Give You the Sun is just beautiful. And a new Ruta Sepetys book? I can’t wait!!

    I like to write down favorite quotes in my Quote Journal (book nerd, I know), but somehow I missed that one from Revolution – love it.


    Book By Book

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