Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Ending/Last Lines


Hello everyone!
Happy Top 5 Tuesday! I hope you are all having a great start of the week. I can’t believe we are almost at the end of May… can time please slow down? Anyway, today’s topic is Top 5 Ending/Last Lines, which is fitting since we did Top 5 Opening/First Lines last week. This is going to be even more difficult than last week because last lines really don’t stick with me. So I will be going through my books, trying to find some interesting last lines.

If you are not familiar, Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. She has topics for every week and if you have an idea for a topic for her, then send your suggestions her way.


1. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
“Off with his head.”
So I actually had this book in my post last week. So that really says something about a book if it has both a great start and ending. And even though I just said that last lines don’t stick with me, this one did!


2. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
“You stare up at the same sky together, and after a while he says, I have to go, and you say, Good-bye, and he says, Good-bye, Aza, and no one ever says good-bye unless they want to see you again.”
I never thought of good-bye this way but I like it!

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3. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
“And as it slowly started to get darker, we walked together, the leaves crunching under our feet, both of us tossing out ideas, trading off, adding a detail here and a moment there, as the world we were building unfolded and the story, without any end that I could see, continued on.”
Aww, so cute! I need to do a re-read of this one soon because it’s my favorite Matson book.


4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
An iconic last sentence but a wonderful one. The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite classics and the last line is one of my favorites as well.


5. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
“You are a wonder.”
I LOVE this book. Despite reading it as an adult (it’s middle grade) I enjoyed it so much and the last line is so fitting to the title.

This was so difficult. Not a lot of books have great ending lines. And the ones that I did like, were either spoilery or wouldn’t make sense unless you had read the book. But I did it! I thought of 5 and I can’t think of anymore. What are some of your favorite ending lines? Thanks for reading, cya!

9 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Ending/Last Lines

  1. Final lines are so important! When done right they pack such a punch and stay with you long after you’ve closed the book. I recently read Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill and was blown away by the last line:

    “I’m Daniel Tate, and, weirdly, I’m finally at peace. Do you believe me?”

    (Note: The chilling effect is definitely multiplied if you’ve read the rest of the book…)

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  2. I’ve had the Unexpected Everything on my shelf since it was released and still haven’t gotten to it! I think the size is making me nervous even though I know I love her writing. I just preordered Save The Date and I am SO excited for it!!!!
    Thanks for participating – added you to the list 🙂

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  3. Heartless made my list as well because that line is the perfect way to end the book! I also love the ending to The Unexpected Everything – it makes me want to re-read it too haha.

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