Top 10 Tuesdays: Favourite “Aww” Moments in Books

This is the kind of prompt that really makes me wish I had a better way of tracking quotes. I’ve been trying my best to save quotes on Goodreads when I can, but I often don’t think about it until long after I’ve finished the book. The problem with that is if the quote I wanted isn’t already there, it’s unlikely I’d be able to find it again easily. I don’t mark or annotate my books at all, and when I’m really into a book, the last thing I want to do is put it down just to record a quote, even if it’s one that I really love. This prompt was also a bit challenging for me since I haven’t read too many books involving romance this year, despite reading contemporary romances being one of my main goals. On the other hand, these kinds of moments do not necessarily have to be romantic! There are many sweet moments that take place between friends, family, and especially found families, so there should be plenty of options. There have definitely been moments that I’ve read this year that have struck me as very sweet or cute, but they are not necessarily quotes that I remember long after the fact. I decided to go through the quotes that I’d saved on Goodreads and pick the ones that best seem to reflect these kinds of cute moments, although I’m sure there are many that I’m missing!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

“You’re awfully strange.”
He heard the smile in her voice. “Thank you, that might be the nicest thing you’ve ever said to me. You’re awfully strange too, Wallace Price.” — T.J. Klune, Under the Whispering Door

“I’ll say it however many times you want. I’ll romance you until you get sick of me. I am horrendously in love with your dreadful face, and we need to go now” — Chloe Gong, Our Violent Ends

“I have done some of the best work of my life because of you. And I know you have done some of the best work of your life because of me. I don’t know a better way to explain what love means to two people like us” — Casey McQuiston, I Kissed Shara Wheeler

“This thing between us didn’t start with us dating. It didn’t even start when you kissed me. You’re in me so deep, I wouldn’t know how to dig you out. I may get fed up with you…But, Simon, I’ll never get tired of you” — Rainbow Rowell, Any Way the Wind Blows

“Love offers choice, and I made mine — I made the choice my squad had taught me from the moment I met them. Your family is where you find it, and this is mine” — Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, Aurora’s End

“Why do I require you? What a weird question. I always require you.” — Sally Thorne, Second First Impressions

“What I’m realizing is that I like myself the most when I’m around you. And I think it’s because I’m the most honest version of myself. I don’t have to try as hard, and I don’t have to hide. I can just…be” — Rachel Lynn Solomon, Weather Girl

“I’m not trying to win her hand. I’m offering her mine, and everything that comes with it, hoping she’ll take it and decide she wants to keep it” — Stephanie Garber, Finale

“Every version of you is interesting to me” — Brittany Cavallaro, A Question of Holmes

“I love him on purpose” — Casey McQuiston, Red, White & Royal Blue (not really a recent read, but I had to include this quote because it’s one that has stuck with me ever since)


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