Top Ten Tuesday | My favourite book quotes of 2020


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!

This week’s theme is ‘Books I Want to Read Again’, but for whatever reason I feel like it wasn’t that long ago that I was talking about some books I’d like to re-read. Back in September one of the themes was to talk about some of our favourite book quotes – I talked about epigraphs! – but I also started working on a list of my favourite quotes from books I’ve read in 2020.

September seemed too early to complete a list like that, though, and I was proven right in November when I read two five star books that have become new favourites! So today I thought I’d stray away from the topic (although I’d happily re-read any of these!) and share with you ten quotes I’ve loved from the books I’ve read so far this year…

“I’ve had enough of men hurting me because they were upset.”

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A Chakraborty

“Yes. Bloody clothing is often a clue that something has gone awry,” Henry said.

Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

“Maybe I want to study my own reflection. After all, I hear I’m well-formed.”

Equal parts embarrassment and warmth stole through her. “Did you just make a joke? Surely you would have needed the permission of at least three clerics.”

The Empire of Gold by S.A Chakraborty

He was accustomed to the feel of blood in all its consistencies, but he was unprepared for a world soaked in it.

The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang

I have been woman
for a long time
beware my smile
I am treacherous with old magic

The Black Unicorn by Audre Lorde

“See, that’s your generation all over—you muck up everything and then expect us to fix your messes,” Sam growled.

“I understand your anger. Mistakes were made,” Will said.

Evie’s eyes flashed. “No! You. Made. Mistakes.”

Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray

Wolves have no kings.

Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb

But all the caring was beaten and burned out of her, and now she’s just hate with a heartbeat.

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

Harrowhark Nonagesimus swung open the door, haloed faintly in the electric lights from the tier, her acerbic little face as welcome as a knee to the groin.

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

‘Shadows are shadows, Miss Crow.’ His eyes reflected the moonlight. ‘They want to be dark.’

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

What did you talk about this week?

37 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | My favourite book quotes of 2020

  1. dinipandareads says:

    Great choice of quotes, Jess! I can picture exactly where that Nevermoor quote is from and I love it 😍 I haven’t read the rest of these but all of them are on my TBR. Really excited for Sword of Kaigen coz I’ve heard tons of amazing things–that quote is wow!

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  2. Rabeeah says:

    I have recently started keeping track of good quotes, mostly as a byproduct of writing book reviews, and they really collect, don’t they!

    I absolutely love the quote from Before the Devil Breaks You. I’ve not heard of that book before but the ‘mistakes weren’t made, YOU made them vibes’ from that quote expresses so much tired, rightful anger very succinctly. I’ll have to check it out!

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