Favourite Quotes of 2022 So Far – Top Ten Tuesday!

Hello! I can’t believe we’re almost to the end of May. 2022 is absolutely flying by and so, with this weeks TTT prompt being a quotes freebie, I thought now would be the perfect time to show off some of my favourite quotes from the books I’ve read so far this year. The below books are ones that will without a doubt be making my top reads of the year, and for some of them, all time. Have you read any of the below books? What did you think of them? Or are they still on your TBR’s? Let me know in the comments.

Top Ten Tuesday is run by Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl and you should definitely go give her blog some love.

The Siren Queen by Nghi Vo

“Like we understood to make wide circles around the drunks on the streets and how calico cats were the luckiest of all, we understood immortality as a thing for men. Men lived forever in their bodies, in their statues, in the words they guarded jealously and the countries they would never let you claim. The immortality of women was a sideways thing, haphazard and contained in footnotes, as muses or silent helpers.”

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

“How do you take the fight out of half the population and render them willing slaves? You tell them they’re meant to do nothing but serve from the minute they’re born. You tell them they’re weak. You tell them they’re prey. You tell them over and over, until it’s the only truth they’re capable of living.”

A River Enchanted by Rebecca Ross

“From your life came mine. I would not exist if you had been born in the East. I am but a verse inspired by your chorus, and I will follow you until the end, when the Isle takes my bones and my name is nothing more than a remembrance on a headstone, next to yours.”

Castles in Their Bones by Laura Sebastian

“Daphne understands, suddenly, exactly what she is – not quite a girl, not a princess, not a spy or a saboteur. She is poison, brewed and distilled and fermented over 16 years, crafted by her mother to bring ruination to whomever she touches. Poison is a woman’s weapon, after all, and here she is, a weapon of a woman.”

The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry

“It called to me, the way it called to the others. And… you know when you read a book, sometimes, and you suddenly realise that you’ve been missing something your whole life, and you weren’t even aware, and all at once you’ve found it and are just a little bit more whole?”

Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li

“All parents leave their own scars. Were the ones who have to heal from them.”

The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

“Stories are both an escape from the truths of the world and the only way to see them clearly.”

The Charming Man by C.K. McDonnell

“Look, I didn’t… And I was a very different person back then. I was going through a bad time. I made some poor decisions, but I’ve learned from them. If you must know, I’ve since committed myself to therapy, I’m in a healthy relationship now, and I’ve found our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.’ ‘Really?’ Said Sturgess. ‘Congrats, I’ll let the missing persons team know – they’ll be thrilled. Where was he in the end?”

Nettle and Bone by T. Kingfisher

“If we were men… She stayed at her fingers curled in the dirt. It did not matter. They were not and the history of the world was written in women’s wombs and women’s blood and she would never be allowed to change it.”

The Shadow Glass by Josh Winning

This wasn’t about using nostalgia as a shield, it was about celebrating the things that defined them, the characters that spoke to their heart’s truth, the things that made them different and unique and powerful in their own special way. It united them.”

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  1. Whew! That quote from Portrait of a Thief is hitting!! Great quotes! I cannot wait to read Iron Widow!! I was gifted it for my bday and hope to read it next month! 🙂

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