Top Ten Tuesday: Quotes From Recent Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “ Memorable Things Characters Have Said. So I usually record memorable quotes from books and then include them in my reviews, but lately, I’ve been skipping this habit. I’ve also been listening to a lot of audiobooks which makes keeping track of quotes kind of difficult. As a result, I had to jump around my most recent reads to find quotes to include. You will forgive me if they aren’t completely accurate. Covers linked to Goodreads.

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1. White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson

“You’ll learn soon enough: my house, my rules. Everything that is yours is now mine. And you will obey my rules until the day you leave. That’s right, you won’t be staying here long. I’ll make sure of that.”

2. Night of the Mannequins by Stephen Graham Jones

“I’d read Frankenstein in AP English, so I knew you don’t walk away from your creations. Not without consequences.”

3. We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez

“Maybe that’s what I need–to wrap my heart in scar tissue. I think of the blood coagulating, the tissue fusing together. I think of a thick scar forming over that tear. Over and over again. Over and over again. Until any pain is just a small, fleeting thing.”

4. Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

“Ms. Rinaldi gave me hell

because I didn’t fit

into her definition of weird

I was a different kind of weird

my hair too wild

my skin too dark

my voice too deep

my paintings too colorful

my art too free.”

5. How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

“There was one flower that grew about everywhere–tall, its leaves emerald and grasslike, with sunset-pink blooms that gathered in a long cone, opening from the bottom up. I plucked the petals and slid them into my Spanish-English dictionary, the only book I brought for the trip…I still have those petals in my book. They’re a little faded and you can see the veins of them really clearly, but they remind me of when I fell in love with the world. That’s the moment I realized that anything, that everything, could be holy.”

6. Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

“My vision was just fine. It was my brain. My brain wouldn’t inventory its observations, would not process or sustain any memory of her face, retain anything but the red of her rosebud mouth, the lacquered black of her hair. Her hands moved. Her fingers sunk into the grooves between my ribs, squeezed.”

7. Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

“I imagine being kissed about a hundred times a day. The tense moment just before the kiss, when they look right at me like there’s no one else in the room. the way they caress my cheek, maybe put their hand on the small of my back. to be so close to someone I care about, someone I like or even love, feeling the warmth of their skin near mine, would be magic.”

8. The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher

“And I made faces like the faces in the rock. And I twisted myself like the twisted ones. And I lay down like the dead ones.”

9. My Heart Is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

“Horror’s not a symptom, it’s a love affair.”

10. Small Town Monsters by Diana Rodriguez Wallach

“Demons don’t want to possess things, they want to possess people.”

Have you read any of these? Any pique you interest? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit!

38 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Quotes From Recent Reads

  1. I had to rely on Google and Goodreads to make a list today. My memory is terrible and I’m SO lazy at writing down quotes, even though I love them. You chose some great ones. I haven’t read any of these books, but several of them are on my TBR list. *SIgh* So many books, so little time…

    Happy TTT!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

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