Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookis in June 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join! This week Top Ten is...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Top Ten Tuesday 
He collects people like some people collect coins, indiscriminately and greedily. Now I'm lost deep in his catalog, underserving of any distinction."
--- Seven Ways We Lie, by Riley Redsgate
Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something."
--- Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell
There will come a time when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does."
--- The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green
--- The Truth About Alice, by Jennifer Mathieu
--- Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins
Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. Maybe for you there's one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around it, let it slide like coins through you fingers. So much time you can waste it. But for some of us there's only today. And the truth is, you never really know."
--- Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver
--- Clockwork Princess, by Cassandra Clare
So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be."
--- The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
I didn't fall in love with you. I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way. I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that we'd choose anyway. And I'd choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I'd find you and I'd choose you."
--- The Chaos of Stars, by Kiersten White
This is what it all boils down to. Listen when they bitch. Tell them they'll be okay. Go over and check in on their cat when they're on vacation. Call them on their birthday, or better yet bake a cake in the shape of their initial. Keep their secrets. Treat them like what they are--the rare person in this world who gives a fuck about you not because they have to, but because they want to. Give a fuck about them."
--- Adulting, by Kelly Williams Brown
There are so, so many more, but I chose these ones. What are yours?