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These are a few of my favourite quotes from the books I’ve read (new and old). Take a look! Which ones are your favourites? Share your favourite book quotes in the comments! (Available soon!)

June 24, 2020

It’s strange how you give the people you love so much power over you. — Tara Westover, Educated

August 5, 2020

Libraries were full of ideas — perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons. — Sarah J. Maas, Throne off Glass

August 5, 2020

You can chalk up things to coincide so many times before you have to face the truth. — Jenny Han, Burn for Burn

August 8, 2020

That these people would leave their homes, their cultures, their families, even their languages, and venture into tremendous peril, risking their very lives, all for the chance to get to the dream of some faraway country that doesn’t even want them. – Jeanine Cummins, American Dirt

August 21, 2020

Photography, at its heart, was about documentation […] – Celeste Ng, Little Fires Everywhere

August 26, 2020

But the problem with rules, he reflected, was that they implied a right way and a wrong way to do things. When in fact, most of the time there were simple ways, none of them quite wrong or quite right, and nothing to tell you for sure which side of the line you stood on. – Celeste Ng, Little Fires Everywhere

September 3, 2020

It’s almost religious, that belief, that faith that a piece of silk or denim or cotton jersey could disguise your flaws and amplify your assets and make you both invisible and seen, just another normal woman in the world; a woman who deserves to get what she wants. – Jennifer Weiner, Big Summer

September 13, 2020

When you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail. When you’re angry, everything looks like a target. There are a lot of angry people in the world. And these days, they’re all online. – Jennifer Weiner, Big Summer

September 14, 2020

Social media means we’re listening to different voices. It’s not just the same old powerful white men who all went to the same places for college. It means everyone gets a soapbox. And if you’ve got something important to say, you can get people to listen. – Jennifer Weiner, Big Summer

September 30, 2020

(About liking stories with terrible worlds) It’s the character’s mostly, not the world. It’s how people are when they’ve lost everything or when it’s dangerous to think for themselves. – Cath Crowley, Words in Deep Blue

October 1, 2020

If we all gave up on things we love when it gets hard, it’d be a terrible word. – Cath Crowley, Words in Deep Blue

October 3, 2020

We are the books we read and the things we love. – Cath Crowley, Words in Deep Blue 

October 17, 2020

Barely nineteen, on the edge of doom or greatness or both. – Red Queen, Victoria Aveyard

October 25, 2020

Someone once wrote that a novel should deliver a series of small astonishments. I get the same thing spending an hour with you. – We Were Liars, E. Lockhart

October 25, 2020

Better than chocolate, being with you last night. Silly me, I thought that nothing was better than chocolate. – We Were Liars, E. Lockhart