• April

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Book Quotes That Loved Out Loud

Yay! Another Top Ten Tuesday! This is becoming my favorite blog posting highlight. This week's Top Ten Tuesday are book quotes centered around a certain theme. My theme will be some book quotes is all about loving out loud.

I read mostly M/M Romance novels or LGBTQ+ New Adult and YA books and each and every time there's a declaration of self-affirmation, declaration of love from family and from the love interest, it always give me sheer joy. Love is love is love and it always wins.

“But here’s the thing about family, Ryan…blood doesn’t mean shit. You just need to surround yourself with people who do love you, and they become your family.”

Sarina Bowen, Him

“The way I feel about Ryan Wesley…it’s something I thought existed only in the movies. He’s my other half. We complement each other in more ways than I can count. When he’s in the same room, I’m focused on him, and when he’s gone I walk around missing him.”

Sarina Bowen, Us

“That's the choice. I love him, with all that, because of all that. On purpose. I love him on purpose.”

Casey McQuiston, Red, White & Royal Blue

“I thought, this is the most incredible thing I have ever seen, and I had better keep it a safe distance away from me. I thought, if someone like that ever loved me, it would set me on fire. And then I was a careless fool, and I fell in love with you anyway. When you rang me at truly shocking hours of the night, I loved you. When you kissed me in disgusting public toilets and pouted in hotel bars and made me happy in ways in which it had never even occurred to me that a mangled-up, locked-up person like me could be happy, I loved you. And then, inexplicably, you had the absolute audacity to love me back. Can you believe it? Sometimes, even now, I still can't.”

Casey McQuiston, Red, White & Royal Blue

“I didn’t think you were gay, though. Sir.” Jack shook his head. “I’m not.” Daniels frowned. “I don’t consider myself gay. Being with Ethan wasn’t some kind of realization of who I was deep inside. It wasn’t a…yearning of my hidden gay man, buried deep.” Jack frowned and rubbed Ethan’s shirt between his fingers. He hadn’t spoken of this to anyone, not even Ethan. They’d carefully avoided any talk at all about Jack’s sexuality, and what it all meant. “It was just me falling in love,” Jack finally said. “And figuring out how to make that work with Ethan.” “I’m not sure I could be with a dude. No matter how I felt about him.” Jack smiled. “When you love someone, really love them, you’ll do anything. Figure anything out. Because having them in your life is worth more to you than living without them. That’s how I felt about Ethan.”

Tal Bauer, Enemies of the State

“The Quran says all souls were created in pairs. One soul, one life, that was meant for two people. In this world, we’re supposed to find the other half of our souls and join together with them. Rejoin, and find the house of peace that we once knew before time.” David moved closer. “I feel that with you. I always have. From the moment we met, it’s been like I’ve known you for forever. Like everything in me is supposed to belong to everything in you.”

Tal Bauer, Whisper

“Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.”

N.R. Walker, The Weight of It All

“We’re all connected, all made of the sun and stars. Always will be.”

Riley Hart, Of Sunlight and Stardust

“We should always make time for the things we like. If we don't, we might forget how to be happy.”

T.J. Klune, The House in the Cerulean Sea

“You were the only thing that made me feel safe when the earthquakes threatened to break me. I needed you here because when you're not here, I don't have a home.”

T.J. Klune, Bear, Otter, and the Kid

What are your favorite book quotes?

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

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