So what do you have to do once you've been tagged?
All you need to do is list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Do not take more than a few minutes, and do not think about it 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 ten friends through comments. Be sure to comment on my blog so I can see your list!
Jennie also included comments in her list, and I am doing the same, but not to copy her. I love quotes, so I'm including them because I feel like a quote will give you a reason as to why the books have stuck with me for so long.
Here is my list in no particular order.
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
"We accept the love we think we deserve."
“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.”
"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.”
"An in that moment, I swear we were infinite."
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I hope she'll be a fool -- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”
“Can’t repeat the past?…Why of course you can!”
- It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
“I can't eat and I can't sleep. I'm not doing well in terms of being a functional human, you know?”
“I don't know how I can be so ambitious and so lazy at the same time.”
- Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke
"When are we gonna get a fat princess? How about a princess with bad acne and crappy posture and the mouth of a sailor? Probably never. Every. Single. One. Is the same. Totally hot. Totally predicable."
"But pain can make you beautiful... if you try."
- The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
"The mind is not a book, to be opened at will and examined at leisure."
"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
"Fear of a name increases fear of a thing itself."
"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."
“Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.”
"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."
- Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
“Guys like us got nothing to look ahead to”
- A Little Princess by
Frances Hodgson Burnett
“Everything's a story - You are a story -I am a story.”
“I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses.”
- Wonder by R.J. Palacio
“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.”
- One Day by David Nicholls
“You can live your whole life not realizing that what you're looking for is right in front of you.”
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.”
- Lauren @ A Blonde Librarian
- Tika @ Fangirl Confessions
- Gloria @ Gloria the Violinist
- Connie @ The YA Book Thief
- Blessie @ Mischievous Reads
- Jess @ My Reading Dress
- Robin @ Where Books Lead Us
- Anna @ Enchanted by YA
- Jazmen @ This Girl Reads A Lot