Beautiful Creatures Top 5 Favorite Book Quotes.

I read this book long ago. Right around the time the movie was coming out and I loved it. The sequels, well, that’s another theme for next time. (spoiler alert, couldn’t get through them. sorry) But I really loved this one. The first one…

Beautiful Creatures

                by Kami Garcia

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Book description:

“Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.”

-From GoodReads.com

I really enjoyed this book. It’s not a perfect book but it was entertaining enough. So, anyways, here are my top 5 book quotes from Beautiful Creatures.

1.

“Mortals. I envy you. You think you can change things. Stop the universe. Undo what was done long before you came along. You are such beautiful creatures.”

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“Teenagers. Everything is so apocalyptic.”  

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“Old things are better than new things, because they’ve got stories in them, Ethan.”

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“Darkness can’t drive out darkness only light can do that, Hate can’t drive out hate only love can do that.” 

5.

“Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future. Just ask Ray Bradbury.”  

Top 10 Alice Adventures in Wonderland Book Quotes

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is definitely one of my favorite books. So, I had to make a top 5 book quotes.

So, here they are…

1.

“She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).”

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“… sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

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“If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.”

4.

“I don’t think… ” then you shouldn’t talk, said the Hatter”

5.

“I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.”

6.

“Why it’s simply impassible! Alice: Why, don’t you mean impossible? Door: No, I do mean impassible. (Chuckles) Nothing’s impossible!” 

7.

“Have I gone mad? I’m afraid so, but let me tell you something, the beast people usually are.”

8.

“We’re all mad here.” 


9. 

“I’m afraid I can’t explain myself, sir. Because I am not myself, you see?”

10.

“My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that.”

Top 5 Struck by Lightning Book Quotes

Since I first read this book, I loved it. So here are my top 5 book quotes from Struck by Lightning.

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So here we go!

1.

“You’ve got to show the world who you are before it tells you. Otherwise you become victim to someone you’re not.”

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“It was one of those moments when you want to help, but don’t know how. You think of a million things to say but are afraid you aren’t the correct person to say them.”

3.

“I remember wanting to laugh, but I held it in. I guess even then I thought laughing at someone’s dream was one of the cruelest things one person could do to another.”

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“…because a life without meaning, without drive or focus, without dreams or goals, isn’t a life worth living.”

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“Youth is not an excuse for insanity.”

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Top 10 “Worst-ish” Books I’ve Read on 2016

I don’t like dissing on books, but I have to admit that I don’t always love every book I read. And since I did a The Top 10 Best Books I’ve Read in 2016, I thought it would be fun to do this one.

Before you go on you should know that I don’t hate any of this book. Actually I’ve read most of this author’s other books and I love them. These books were just not for me. Maybe it was the time that I read them or I don’t know. Here’s the list…

Remember to click the name of the book to see my review on them..

10. The Crown: The Selection Book 5 : by Kiera Cass

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9. Magnus Chase and The gods of Asgard : The Hammer of Thor : by Rick Riordan

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8. After You : Jojo Moyes

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7. The Rest of Us Just Live Here : by Patrick Ness

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6. Delighting in God :by A.W. Tozer Compiled and edited by James L. Snyder

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5. Siren’s Song : Mary Weber

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4. Sharp Objects : by Gillian Flynn

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3. To all the boys I’ve loved before! : by Jenny Han

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2. P. S. I Still Love You. : by Jenny Han

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1. Glass Sword : by Victoria Aveyard

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The Top 10 Best Books I’ve Read in 2016

There were really great books this year but sadly I didn’t get to read them all. I had way to many book-slumps in 2016 and I didn’t read as much as I normally do. Hopefully I’ll read a lot more on 2017.

Anyways even though they weren’t many, there where still some pretty great books. So here are the top 10 best books I’ve read in 2016.

10.Risen: by Angela Elwell Hunt

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9. Unashamed: by Christine Caine

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8. The Beast Within: by Serena Valentino

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7. The Comeback: by Louie Giglio

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6. God’s Not Dead 2: by Travis Thrasher

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5. Nerve: by Jeanne Ryan

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4. How’s Your Soul?: by Judah Smith

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3. Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes: by Rick Riordan

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2. Me Before You: by Jojo Moyes

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1. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child : by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

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If you click on the name of the book you’ll see my review of them. Those were the books I loved on 2016. Hopefully I’ll read a lot more on 2017.

Top 5 Books Published in 1989 that Should be on my TBR.

I’m a 90s baby. I was born in 1989. And lately I’ve been obsess about finding out what books were published in the year that I was born. I was hopping they were really interesting.

Anyways here are the top 5 most interesting books to me, published in 1989. And that should be on my tbr. (to be read)

Geek Love

Geek Love

by Katherine Dunn

(January 1st 1989)

Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out–with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes–to breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There’s Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan . . . Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins . . . albino hunchback Oly, and the outwardly normal Chick, whose mysterious gifts make him the family’s most precious–and dangerous–asset.

As the Binewskis take their act across the backwaters of the U.S., inspiring fanatical devotion and murderous revulsion; as its members conduct their own Machiavellian version of sibling rivalry, Geek Love throws its sulfurous light on our notions of the freakish and the normal, the beautiful and the ugly, the holy and the obscene. Family values will never be the same.

(The picture above is probably not the actual one for the edition that came out on 1989. Sorry. lol)

Dead Poets Society (Paperback Edition)

by N.H. Kleinbaum

(A paperback edition of this was published in July 1st 1989)

Todd Anderson and his friends at Welton Academy can hardly believe how different life is since their new English professor, the flamboyant John Keating, has challenged them to “make your lives extraordinary! Inspired by Keating, the boys resurrect the Dead Poets Society–a secret club where, free from the constraints and expectations of school and parents, they let their passions run wild. As Keating turns the boys on to the great words of Byron, Shelley, and Keats, they discover not only the beauty of language, but the importance of making each moment count.

But the Dead Poets pledges soon realize that their newfound freedom can have tragic consequences. Can the club and the individuality it inspires survive the pressure from authorities determined to destroy their dreams?

Number the Stars by [Lowry, Lois]

Number the Stars

by Lois Lowry

(A hardcover edition of this book was publish in April 24th 1989)

As the German troops begin their campaign to “relocate” all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.

Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal.

The Hobbit: A Graphic Novel (1 of 3)

by J.R.R. Tolkien

(A paperback edition was published in September 1989)

Book one of three. For the first time this Tolkien’s fantasy is adapted into a fully painted graphic novel by Charles Dixon and David Wenzel.

The Dark Half

by Stephen King

(A hardcover edition was published on January 1, 1989)

The Dark Half is a horror novel by Stephen King, published in 1989. Publishers Weekly listed The Dark Half as the second best-selling book of 1989 behind Tom Clancy’s Clear and Present Danger. The novel was adapted into a feature film of the same name in 1993. Stephen King wrote several books under a pseudonym, Richard Bachman, during the 1970s and 1980s. Most of the Bachman novels were darker and more cynical in nature, featuring a far more visceral sense of horror than the psychological, Gothic style common to many of King’s most famous works. When King was identified as Bachman, he wrote The Dark Half – about an author with a sinister parasitic twin – in response to his outing.

This was a really hard list to make. There weren’t many interested books published that year, at least to me.

The descriptions of each book are from Amazon.com and GoodReads.com

September Maybe TBR

I’m not much of a TBR-maker cause I never finish them, but I’m really optimistic about it. And maybe I’ll actually finish it this time.

So here are my September tbr.

Priceless

      by Joel and Luke Smallbone of For King and Country with Nancy Rue

Priceless: She's Worth Fighting For

Ben-Hur

by Carol Wallace

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Breaking Busy

by Alli Worthington

Breaking Busy: How to Find Peace and Purpose in a World of Crazy

Live Love Lead

by Brian Houston

Live Love Lead: Your Best Is Yet to Come!

I’m going to be reading this books in the hopes that they will help me in this season of my life. I’ll let you know how it goes.