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!
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!