14 September 2014

Ten Book Challenge

I was nominated by Blessie to do the Ten Book Challenge! Thank you for the nomination, the rules are below:

List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Do not take more than a few minutes and do not think too hard. They do not have be the 'right' books or great works of literature, just ones that have affected you in some way. Paste these instructions and tag 10 friends, including me, so I can see your list.

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(I decided to add my favourite quote from the book along with the title!)

1) It's Kind of a Funny story by Ned Vizzini

'People are screwed up in this world. I'd rather be with someone screwed up and open about it than somebody perfect and ready to explode'

2) Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling

All 7 of the books were amazing and there are too many perfect quotes to write so I'll just go with...

3) The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

'If your eyes could speak, what would they say?'

4) The Great Gatsby  by F.Scott Fitzgerald

'The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.'

'Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away.'

5) Looking for Alaska by John Green

'I collapsed on the bottom bunk thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.'

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

(This book had so many perfect quotes omg)

'To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is a bad dream.'

'I felt very still and empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hullabaloo'

7) Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult

'I always hated when my scars started to fade, because as long as I could still see them, I knew why I was hurting'

8) The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

'Inside each of us is a monster; inside each of us is a saint. The real question is which one we nurture the most, which one will smite the other.'

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher

'My sister Rose lives on the mantelpiece. Well, some of her does. A collarbone, two ribs, a bit of skull, and a little toe'

'In fact she was quite bad and according to Jas she was naughty at school, but no one seems to remember that now she is all dead and perfect.'

10) The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

'Murderers are not monsters, they're men. And that's the most frightening thing about them.'

Here are the people I nominate:
Mallory @ MalloryBooks