It’s been a while since I’ve compiled one of my OWN bookish lists, which is something I had originally planned to feature a lot on this blog! I’ve been trying to clean up my favorite quotes on Goodreads and this seemed like a perfect opportunity to share some! That, plus the fact that I downloaded some gorgeous new fonts that I feel the need to mess around with.
Part of me knows one more day won’t do anything except postpone the heartbreak. But another part of me believes differently.
We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day.
And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day.
Just One Day – Gayle Forman
When someone’s been gone a long time, at first you save up all the things you want to tell them. You try to keep track of everything in your head. But it’s like trying to hold on to a fistful of sand: all the little bits slip out of your hands, and then you’re just clutching air and grit. That’s why you can’t save it all up like that. Because by the time you finally see each other, you’re catching up only on the big things, because it’s too much bother to tell about the little things. But the little things are what make up life.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han
Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia.
You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth,
thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be,
and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it.
You just use the future to escape the present.
Looking For Alaska – John Green
“Is that your subtle way of saying you missed me last week?”
“I’ve missed my hot chocolate. I just think of you as the guy who brings it to me. Sometimes I forget your name and call you hot chocolate guy.”
The Distance Between Us – Kasie West
I was the Duff. And that was a good thing… Every girl feels unattractive sometimes. Why had it taken me so long to figure that out? Why had I been stressing over that dumb word for so long when it was so simple? I should be proud to be the Duff. Proud to have great friends who, in their minds, were my Duffs.
The Duff – Kody Keplinger
Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there’s a tomorrow. Maybe for you there’s one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around it, let it slide like coins through you fingers. So much time you can waste it. But for some of us there’s only today. And the truth is, you never really know.
Before I Fall – Lauren Oliver
You don’t know when you’re twenty-three. You don’t know what it really means to crawl into someone else’s life and stay there. You can’t see all the ways you’re going to get tangled, how you’re going to bond skin to skin. How the idea of separating will feel in five years, in ten – in fifteen. When Georgie thought about divorce now, she imagined lying side by side with Neal on two operating tables while a team of doctors tried to unthread their vascular systems. She didn’t know at twenty-three.
Landline – Rainbow Rowell
So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy
and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky