Top Kindle Highlights Of 2021 – Part Two

Hello everyone,

Today I have some more of the best and most meaningful quotes or passages that I came across while reading on my Kindle in 2021.

One of the cool little things about a Kindle is the ability to highlight passages and make notes, which are then automatically saved on Goodreads as part of your review. It is fun to look back on these highlights as otherwise I would simply forget them, so I quite enjoy writing these posts.

There are a few quotes from popular books on this list, and some less well-known. Let’s get straight to it!

Ninety-one per cent of me was so mortified that I wanted to die immediately, and the other nine per cent was furious.

Things To Do Before The End Of The World by Emily Barr

Natasha was toying with me. She thought I was stupid and pathetic; she had said so herself in her own voice. And I was stupid, because I’d known all along that she was a queen of manipulation, but for some reason I imagined I was special. I had spent weeks watching her mess with other people’s heads for fun and for money. And all along she had been doing it to me as much as to anyone else. Probably more than to anyone else.

Things To Do Before The End Of The World by Emily Barr

“But love founded only on loneliness and desire will die out before long. A shared history, tradition, and values will link two people more thoroughly than any physical act.”

The Golem And The Jinni by Helene Wecker

Most idealists lived in their own impossible worlds, sealed away from reality; Maryam, it seemed, effortlessly reached out from hers and drew others inside.

The Golem And The Jinni by Helene Wecker

“But I think, sometimes men want what they don’t have because they don’t have it. Even if everyone offered to share, they would only want the share that wasn’t theirs.”

The Golem And The Jinni by Helene Wecker

“I know so few people, and they all leave eventually. I suppose that’s the way of things.”

The Golem And The Jinni by Helene Wecker

Writing, according to Ripley’s own glossy prospectus and highly enticing website, was not some elitist activity out of bounds to all but the fortunate few. Every single person had a unique voice and a story nobody else could tell.

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Stories, of course, are common as dirt. Everyone has one, if not an infinity of them, and they surround us at all times whether we acknowledge them or not. Stories are the wells we dip into to be reminded of who we are, and the ways we reassure ourselves that, however obscure we may appear to others, we are actually important, even crucial, to the ongoing drama of survival: personal, societal, and even as a species.
But stories, despite all that, are also maddeningly elusive. There is no deep mine of them to blast around in, or big-box store with wide aisles of unused, undreamed-of, and thrillingly new narratives for a writer to push a big, empty shopping cart through, waiting for something to catch their eye.

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

He wanted to fall to the earth and claw away at it until he reached her, that poor girl, the tool and inconvenience of her mother’s life, but even if he made it through that impacted Georgia soil, all the way to her donated coffin and beyond, what would he find but handfuls of dust?

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

After Mother’s death, I took advantage of Father’s busy, benign neglect and of Mrs Humphrey’s belief that, when it came to children, they could be divided into the good and the bad, and by no other method.

The Key In The Lock by Beth Underdown

In my best fur, I felt how we were equals, now, at least. I was no longer the nineteen-year-old with the three decent frocks. Now, for the first time, we might meet on even terms.

The Key In The Lock by Beth Underdown

“Will he be kind tomorrow, do you think?” Agnes began to pick at the blanket. “You’re all kind, till it costs you something.”

The Key In The Lock by Beth Underdown

I would love to know your thoughts on some of these quotes! Did any of them stand out for you? Did you come across any memorable ones in 2021? Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading 🙂

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