Diana and I haven’t been blogging very much lately, but we have been reading, so we’re sharing five quotes from books we’ve read and loved this summer. What are your favorite summer reads this year?
1. “The Boy Most Likely To” by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Out of the kitchen window, I watch Tim plunge down the garage steps, long legs, hands shove in pockets. He hits the grass, headed for his car, washed clean and sparkling by last night’s rain, windshield plastered with stuck-on leaves, then shields his eyes and looks toward our house. His face blazes, happiness purer and more unfiltered than I’ve ever seen from him.
Like the whole wide world is dazzling with potential.
Another word for hope.
2. “Not If I See You First” by Eric Lindstrom
I want to ask him if he watched a YouTube video on how to kiss a blind girl because if he hasn’t, he could make one. Or tell him how I didn’t know it was possible to feel like this and how dizzy I am over it. Or how he understands me so well that he could make this perfect day for me, and care enough to actually do it, when I’d expected my annual day of complete misery.
3. “More Happy Than Not” by Adam Silvera
Sometimes pain is so unmanageable that the idea of spending another day with it seems impossible. Other times pain acts as a compass to help you through the messier tunnels of growing up. But pain can only help you find happiness if you remember it.
4. “P.S. I Still Love You” by Jenny Han
“Sometimes I like you so much I can’t stand it. It fills up inside me, all the way to the brim, and I feel like I could overflow. I like you so much I don’t know what to do with it. My heart beats so fast when I know I’m going to see you again. And then, when you look at me the way you do, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.”
5. “Saint Anything” by Sarah Dessen
I was used to being invisible. People rarely saw me, and if they did, they never looked close. I wasn’t shiny and charming like my brother, stunning and graceful like my mother, or smart and dynamic like my friends. That’s the thing, though. You always think you want to be noticed. Until you are.