50/50 Friday is a meme hosted by Carrie @The Butterfly Reads and I and focuses on the opposite sides of books (best/worst, differing opinions, etc). Every week will have a new topic and several advance topics will be listed in the tab labeled 50/50 Friday!
Today’s Topic: Favorite Book That’s the Most/Least Quotable
There are so many!!!!! I’m going to go with a book that I don’t get to mention often enough but is one of my favorite books with some of my favorite quotes.
Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #2
Rating: 4 stars (Review)
“This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.
Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerising) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.”
This book just has some amazing quotes! I couldn’t decide so I just listed most of my favorites below 🙂
“Strange, I thought, how you can be living your dreams and your nightmares at the very same time.”
“Laughing doesn’t make bad things worse any more than crying makes them better.”
“Just because they knew it was lost didn’t mean they knew how to let it go.”
“I liked this idea: that peculiarness wasn’t a deficiency, but an abundance; that it wasn’t we who lacked something normals had, but they who lacked peculiarness. That we were more, not less.”
“Do you ever find yourself climbing into an open grave during a bombing raid..and wish you’d just stayed in bed?”
“The real purpose of money is to manipulate others and make them feel lesser than you.”
“Destiny is for people in books about magical swords.”
“We aren’t so different. Outcasts and wanderers all—souls clinging to the margins of the world.”
Hercule Poirot #24
Rating: 5 stars (Review)
“Set at the Jolly Roger, a posh vacation resort for the rich and famous on the southern coast of England, Evil Under the Sun is one of Agatha Christie’s most intriguing mysteries. When a gorgeous young bride is brutally strangled to death on the beach, only Hercule Poirot can sift through the secrets that shroud each of the guests and unravel the macabre mystery at this playground by the sea.”
I love this book but there just aren’t that many great compact quotes in it. I feel like in general, Agatha Christie isn’t a very quotable author. Maybe that’s something that the mystery genre in general doesn’t really do but her books are much more focused on development of the mystery, than funny or profound one to two sentence quotes.
“There is no such thing as a really calm sea. Always, always, there is motion.”
Have you read either of these? What did you think of them? What are your favorite most and least quotable books? What do you think makes a book quotable? Make a post and link up down below!
Next Week’s Topic: Favorite/Least Favorite Red Cover Design