This Top 5 Tuesday post was ‘ending (or last) lines’, and is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm, and you can check out her page here (please do, she’s amazing). Also, my scheduled blog posts weren’t posting, so I don’t know what’s happening with that, so you’re getting four weeks at once. AREN’T YOU FREAKING LUCKY?! I mean, I already wrote them. I’m not just gonna delete it!
So, I am posting FOUR closing lines, and then one book picture, with no quote because *SPOILERS*! But, anyone who has read this book will know EXACTLY why this book made my list (and was probably going to be the only book on this list until I thought that I should probably actually give you guys some last lines).
And then, clad in his fine coat, he slipped mysteriously, even irritatingly, into the shadows, without so much as a goodbye, and he was gone.
I love this novella by Neil Gaiman. It’s a follow-up to Neverwhere, and it absolutely just finished the story for me (but I’d never be opposed to more either…). How The Marquis Got His Coat Back is definitely up there with closing remarks! I also love that this isn’t a spoiler because the title tells you exactly what happens!
Haven’t you heard? There are monsters in the sea.
If you haven’t read Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia, then I absolutely implore you to. It’s a really sweet contemporary YA fiction that talks a LOT about mental health and living with anxiety. It also has a great ending line!
And it’s the end of the world and the beginning of the world and we’re seventeen. It’s an awesome thing.
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli is this amazing, heart-warming (and heart-wrenching) novel, that kind of fits in sideways to the Simon universe. And it’s perfect (like all Albertalli books).
After all, tomorrow is another day.
Look, I’m not a big classics fan (Austen seems to be the exception). To be honest, I absolutely hated Wuthering Heights, and I’m fairly certain that Romeo and Juliet is not a tragic love story (I think it’s a tragic story about obsession gone wrong), so imagine my own surprise when I mildly enjoyed Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.
No quote for this one. If you’ve read it, you’ll know that last line because OMFG WTF!! That’s basically all I have to say about that. Long live King Kristoff. (Also, huge fucking sad face that Darkdawn release date got pushed back, but I do want it to be the story that Mia deserves, so I’m controlling my sadness.)
So, while all of my opening lines were about death, all of my closing lines were more… indifferently optimistic? They weren’t “and we all lived happily ever after” because vomit, who wants that? But they were kind of ok. I definitely missed out on putting some Stiefvaters in here though, because I thought the five from last week were enough to tide you over for a bit. Til next time, happy reading!