This wasn’t a terrible month of reading but we definitely didn’t stick to our lists.
“What could I become if I stopped worrying about death, about pain, about anything? If I stopped trying to belong? Instead of being afraid, I could become something to fear.” ~ Holly Black
“How about a group elbow bump?” suggested Mimi. “Handshakes are really unhygienic.” “No,” Brynne and Aru said at the same time. ~ Roshani Chokshi
“You’re shaking,” he said. “I’m not used to people trying to kill me.” “Really? I hardly notice anymore.” ~Leigh Bardugo
“It’s not always the truth that survives, but the stories we wish to believe. The legends lie. They smooth over imperfections to tell a good tale, or to instruct us how we should behave, or to assign glory to victors and shame those who falter. Perhaps there were some in Sparta who embodied those myths. Perhaps. But how we are remembered is less important than what we do now.” ~ Alexandra Bracken
“Once upon a tomorrow, before too long, there will be a world that will finally live in peace,” ~ Christelle Dabos
“He felt something . . . rumbling. A distant storm. Everything was light around him up here, the sun shining, making it difficult to believe that somewhere it was dark and tempestuous.” ~ Rhythm of War