Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Best Quotes From Happy Books

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At the beginning of the year, I asked my bookish friends to recommend happy, quirky, funny books to me. I wanted to get out of my depressing reading comfort zone. However, I was worried that the happy books would be frivolous, and I'd get bored with them because they wouldn't give me anything to think about.

Luckily, that hasn't been true! Even quirky books have thought-provoking lines. In this post, I'm sharing a few of my favorite quotes.

Oh, and here's an update on the book recommendations that I've read so far. The quotes are from these books and a few other happy books I've loved.

😂  Best Quotes From Happy Books  😊

"Sometimes our prejudices color our thoughts when we least expect them to. If we can recognize that, and learn from it, we can become better people." - The House In The Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

"Murder can't be your first choice every time you don't like something." - The Very Secret Society Of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna

"I have never needed rescuing before. I suppose I always assumed that if I ever did, I would have two options: rescue myself or perish." - Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia Of Faeries by Heather Fawcett

"Eventually, one has to give up asking questions, just accept that things are the way they are, and act accordingly." - The September House by Carissa Orlando

"Sometimes you hold onto things, not because you want to keep them, but because they are difficult to let go." - The Curious Charms Of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

"Sometimes she still feels as if she's a mistaken jigsaw piece who found her way into the wrong puzzle." - Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

"I was always doing that, apologizing for the way I looked as if the world were somehow suffering from it." - Beasts Of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang

"The trees act not as individuals, but somehow as a collective. Exactly how they do this, we don't yet know. But what we see is the power of unity. What happens to one happens to us all. We can starve together or feast together." - Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

"It's a widely known fact that most moms are ready to kill someone by eight thirty A.M. on any given morning." - Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

"You have to pretend you get an endgame. You have to carry on like you will; otherwise, you can't carry on at all." - Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Talk to me about a book that made you happy.


  1. I loved this post so much! 4 of these books are on my faves list! I guess I should read the others!

  2. GREAT job on the presentation! Loved that murder quote, and the angry little girl..XD I went with recent Kindle highlights.

  3. Aww, that Arthur Pepper quote has me a little teary-eyed! But that Finley Donovan quote - yes, totally agree.

  4. These are all good quotes, and I love the graphics you found for them.

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.


  5. These are great! I loved The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper. A recent happy book recommendation would be The Book of Beginnings by Sally Page or Nosy Neighbours by Freya Sampson - both lovely.

    Here is my post for this week: https://portobellobookblog.com/2024/05/14/top-ten-tuesday-14th-may-2024-favourite-book-quotes-toptentuesday-bookrecommendations-scotbloggers-tuesdaybookblog/

  6. Great quotes! I loved The House In The Cerulean Sea. Happy Tuesday!

  7. It makes me very happy to see The House in the Cerulean Sea. :)

  8. Yes to happy, cozy book quotes! I especially love that one from The House in the Cerulean Sea.

  9. "Murder can't be your first choice every time you don't like something."

    Why not? LOL

  10. I loved The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches so much! It was sweet and fun and lighthearted and yet, still got you in the feels.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  11. The Finlay Donovan quote made me laugh! And I love that quote from Remarkably Bright Creatures. :D

  12. Can murder really not be my first choice? I love that and it paired well with that picture.

  13. I like the murder and jigsaw quotes! A book that made me happy? Looking at the books read this year, it would be one I just finished (and will be published later this month, but I read an advance copy), "Goyhood."

  14. Ha ha. That's definitely a true quote about moms wanting to kill someone by 8:30. My oldest, who has a 7-month-old, and I were just talking about how tough parenthood is. Dealing with kids, spouses, and every other aspect of life can just put us over the edge sometimes!

    Happy TTT!