Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tori's Top Ten Favorite Beginnings and Endings of Books (1)

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly event created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is favorite beginnings and endings of books. No spoilers, I promise.

1. Beginning — Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. "Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much." This line is just so hilarious. The thank you very much part made me laugh out loud when I read this book.

2. Ending — The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. I can't exactly say what this ending was because it would be a major spoiler, but oh my god, this ending got me so bad. This ending. I swear. My feels. This ending. Only people who have read this book would understand my pain after I finished the last chapter.

3. Beginning — I Will Save You by Matt de la Pena. "I kept picturing it over and over in the pitch black of solidary confinement. With my arms and legs strapped down and my head taped in place so I can't move or barely even breathe." Just by reading this first line, I think to myself, why the hell is this kid (named Kidd) in solidary confinement? It's just intriguing, and I like that.

4. Ending — Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. If you've read this book, you will understand why I love the ending so much. I never knew that four words could make me so sad and happy and angry and relieved all at the same time.

5. Beginning — Stolen by Lucy Christopher. "You saw me before I saw you." 'Nuff said. Can you just sit there and admire at how amazing this first line is? It automatically drags me in, and makes me want to read this book for a second time. I'm lovin' it.

6. Ending — Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. I just have this obsession with Rainbow Rowell novels because she ends her book so beautifully, and the ending of this book was just so amazing, and I can't even.

7. Beginning — Saving June by Hannah Harington. "According to the puppy-of-the-month calendar hanging next to the phone in the kitchen, my sister June died on a Thursday, exactly nine days before her high school graduation." I don't know. The puppy-of-the-month calendar gets me every time, because it's just so hilarious that in a book that begins with death also begins with cute little puppies. I dig that.

8. Ending — The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. The last few chapters of this book were the most heart wrenching, that most heartbreaking, and most tear jerking chapters I've ever read.

9. Beginning — Nightshade by Andrea Cremer. "I'd always welcomed war, but in battle my passion rose unbidden." Okay this is just amazing, isn't it? War. War is always good in a book. So is violence (in my opinion, anyway). This book just begins with such a bang, you know? A good action scene to start off the plot is always good.

10. Ending — Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. Let's just be clear that I am not talking about the epilogue. The epilogue made me want to cry and rip my book in half (I am a diehard Will Herondale fangirl, bish). I loved the last chapter though. So amazing. And the ending? So beautiful. But just...understand that I wish I never read the epilogue. Just saying.

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  1. I just finished listening to eleanor & park. Truly lovely. I definitely need to pick up more Rainbow Rowell! I really liked the ending of Clockwork Princess. I actually liked the epilogue. I think it sets the stage for more...


  2. I love how you did the beginning of the Nightshade series. I did the ending of the series. And it was awesome seeing them compared. I forgot that Nightshade started like that.

    Great list.

    My TTT

    1. Just noticed your currently reading Wolfsbane -- which I loved! Just finished the final in the series. I'll be interest to see what you think. Happy reading!

      Looking for bloglovin' account to add...are y'all on bloglovin?

    2. Yes, I'm currently reading Wolfsbane! I'm not that far into it, but I hope to finish it by next week at least. I just got Bloodrose in the mail today, YAY.

      And no, I don't have bloglovin', and I don't believe that Lindsay does either. I used feedly though, but I don't think you can follow people on there. I'll check out bloglovin though! Maybe I'll switch over (:

  3. I agree about The Fault in Our Stars! Great list!

    My TTT:


    1. Oh my gosh, I know. TFiOS was just so sad. The last few chapters...just so sad. :(


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