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
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
A Thousand Splendid Suns
‘But the game only involves male names. Because if it’s a girl, Laila has already named her.’
‘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.
(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
‘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
‘A last note from your narrator: I am haunted by humans.’