Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: July 30th

This weeks Top Ten Tuesday theme is books with the best beginnings/endings. I have so many books that I love that I have a feeling that this one is going to be nearly impossible to keep down to just ten! If you want to start doing your own Top Ten Tuesday check out the Broke and Bookish. 

Best Beginnings

1. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michlle Hodkin - "My name is not Mara Dyer, but my lawyer told me I had to choose something. A pseudonym. A nom de plume, for all of us studying for the SATS. "

2. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau - "In the city of Ember the sky was always dark. The only light came from great flood lamps mounted on the buildings and at the tops of poles in the middle of the larger squares."

3. Delirium by Lauren Oliver - "It has been sixty- four years since the president of the and the Consortium identified love as a disease , and forty-three since the scientists perfected a cure. "

4. The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead - "Most people would find being led into an underground bunker in the middle of the night scary. Not me."

5. Sold by Patricia McCormick - "One more rainy season and our roof will be gone, says Ama."

Best Endings

1. The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray - "Instead I try to adjust to the dawn, letting the tears fall where they may, because it is morning; it is morning, and there is so much to see."

2. Wake by Lisa McMann - "And they are off, through the link of fingers. Watching themselves, together. Catching his dreams."

3. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb - "And when we kissed, the garden rocked, floating upstream."

4. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray- "I'm running because I can, because I must. Because I want to see how far I can go before I have to stop."

5. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke- "And where better could she learn that trade than in a house full of magical creatures, where fairies built their nests in the garden and books whispered on the shelves by night? As Mo had said: writing stories is a kind of magic, too."

Leave a comment telling me your favorite beginnings and endings!


  1. Love the quotes! I actually cried at the ending of the Gemma Doyle series. It's so sad! I loved it, I'm glad you put two of the books on your list.

  2. The Gemma Doyle series will forever by one of my favorites:)