Thursday, 18 October 2012

My "Litspiration" Challenge.

Here is my personal book list of my favourite "coming of age" novels, with my favourite quotation from each of them. 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

“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 Summer I Turned Pretty (series) - Jenny Han

“Moments, when lost, can't be found again. They're just gone.” 

The Last Song - Nicholas Sparks

“Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.” 

Looking For Alaska - John Green 

“I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not f**k, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together in the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane.” 

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret - Judy Blume

“We must, we must, we must increase our bust.” 

Forever - Judy Blume

“I made promises to you that I'm not sure I can keep. None of it has anything to do with you. It's just that I don't know what to do now. You must be thinking what a rotten person I am. Well, believe me, I'm thinking the same thing. I don't know how this happened or why. Maybe I can get over it. Do you think you can wait—because I don't want you to stop loving me. I keep remembering us and how it was. I don't want to hurt you … not ever …” 

Dear John - Nicholas Sparks

“And when her lips met mine, I knew that I could live to be a hundred and visit every country in the world, but nothing would ever compare to that single moment when I first kissed the girl of my dreams and knew that my love would last forever.” 


  1. Cool list, Grace. You might want to add some *** to that one quotation, just to be safe! ;p

  2. I love this so much Grace! I love how you included the quotations from the novels, and how you focused on a specific type of book (coming of age). I really want to read all these books, especially Looking for Alaska and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I LOVE that quote from the Perks of Being a Wallflower. Love it! <3

  3. Grace i love this list. A lot of these books are great books (i haven't read any of them) but my sister has read all of them she says they are all great and her list would look something like this. :)