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In my experience, those who have the greatest respect for the rules also take the most enjoyment in breaking them.

Conversations with Friends

But I recognized that the only thing he had done to hurt me was to withdraw his affection, which he had every right to do.

The Vanishing Half

“She hadn’t realized how long it takes to become somebody else, or how lonely it can be living in a world not meant for you.”

The Night Circus

You’re not destined or chosen, I wish I could tell you that you were if that would make it easier, but it’s not true. You’re in the right place at the right time, and you care enough to do what needs to be done. Sometimes that’s enough.

The Infernal Devices

“Whatever you are physically,” he said, “male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy—all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. Whatever the color, the shape, the design of the shade that conceals it, the flame inside the lamp remains…

The Dark Artifices

“I’ll kill him,” Emma muttered. “I’ll kill him while talking the whole time.”


That is one thing gods and mortals share. When we are young, we think ourselves the first to have each feeling in the world.

City of Girls

People will tell you not to waste your youth having too much fun, but they’re wrong. Youth is an irreplaceable treasure, and the only respectable thing to do with irreplaceable treasure is to waste it. So do the right thing with your youth, Vivian—squander it.

The Huntress

Building a generation is like building a wall—one good well-made brick at a time, one good well-made child at a time. Enough good bricks, you have a good wall. Enough good children, you have a generation that won’t start a world-enveloping war.

Bel Canto

It makes you wonder. All the brilliant things we might have done with our lives if only we suspected we knew how.Ann Patchett, Bel Canto Bel Canto follows the story of a group of prominent politicians that fly into an unnamed South American country for the birthday party of a Japanese businessman named Mr. Hosokawa.…

Chain Of Gold

For years there has been peace in the Shadowhunter world. James and Lucie Herondale, children of the famous Will and Tessa, have grown up in an idyll with their loving friends and family, listening to stories of good defeating evil and love conquering all. But everything changes when the Blackthorn and Carstairs families come to…

Defending Jacob

“Damage hardens us all. It will harden you too, when it finds you – and it will find you.”-William Landay, Defending Jacob Summary: Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home…

This Side of Paradise

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s romantic and witty first novel, was written when the author was only twenty-three years old. This semi-autobiographical story of the handsome, indulged, and idealistic Princeton student Amory Blaine received critical raves and catapulted Fitzgerald to instant fame.

The Last Wish

“People,” Geralt turned his head, “like to invent monsters and monstrosities. Then they seem less monstrous themselves. When they get blind-drunk, cheat, steal, beat their wives, starve an old woman, when they kill a trapped fox with an axe or riddle the last existing unicorn with arrows, they like to think that the Bane entering…

Normal People

“Marianne had the sense that her real life was happening somewhere very far away, happening without her, and she didn’t know if she would ever find out where it was or become part of it.”-Sally Rooney, Normal People Google Description: At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He’s popular and well-adjusted,…

The Dutch House

Do you think it’s possible to ever see the past as it was?— Ann Patchett Original Rating: 9.5/10 Short Review: This family soap opera wraps you in the suburbs of Pennsylvania and the boroughs of New York to bring you a family whose entire legacy revolves around a house that nobody really seems to want.…

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