Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 Closing Lines

Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah – The Bionic Book Worm. This week the topic is ‘Top 5 Closing Lines’.

Last weeks topic (Top 5 Opening Lines) was really difficult for me, because I find it SO hard to remember the first lines of books! Thankfully, I found this weeks topic a bit easier!

The Great Gatsby

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“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”


A Thousand Splendid Suns

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‘But the game only involves male names. Because if it’s a girl, Laila has already named her.’



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‘I’m sure your mother will be quite proud and I believe you should be able to see her soon. But first you must keep up your end of our bargain. I hope you haven’t forgotten what you owe me in exchange for all that I’ve shared with you.

I plan on collecting my payment very soon.

Truly yours,

A friend’

(I know I’ve previously said that Caraval was a bit of a disappointment… and it was. But it was the last 50 odd pages that made me want to carry on with the series)


The Malinovsky Papers

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‘They could dig up a hundred Anastasias but, for me, she will always be the little old lady in the bed n Coney Island Hospital who turned to her husband, as she was dying, and said, “That was a great adventure, Dmitri, thank you.”’


The Book Thief

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‘A last note from your narrator: I am haunted by humans.’


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  1. The Malinovsky Papers last line is so pretty! I forgot about Caraval’s ending! I was disappointed in it, too, so maybe that’s why lol.


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