Do you ever open a new book and check out the last page before you start reading? Ack! I never do that! I have to start at the beginning and finish at the end. But last lines can say a lot about stories, so I thought I’d take a look at my favorites.
A couple weeks ago, I posted the first lines of my favorite books. Here are the last lines of these Top 15 Faves.
I worried a bit about spoilers in sharing these, but I don’t think any of the lines below ruin the stories. Instead, they might make you want to check them out. I know I’m thinking about re-reading them!
“Until all she can hear are the sighs of cars and the rumble of trains and the sounds of everyone hurrying through the cold.”
“I am haunted by humans.”
“After a while I went out and left the hospital and walked back to the hotel in the rain.”
“After all, tomorrow is another day.”
“She looked up and across the barn, and her lips came together and smiled mysteriously.”
“Then, starting home, he walked toward the trees, and under them, leaving behind him the big sky, the whisper of wind voices in the windbent wheat.”
“When you’re a scientist, it means that you’re doing it right.”
“And I say: ‘Less!’”
“You won’t be going anywhere in a hurry tonight.”
“He has just been awarded the cross of the Legion of Honor.”
“She did not want to leave it yet.”
“He would be there all night, and he would be there when Jem waked up in the morning.”
“Way out yonder, where the crawdads sing.”
“Then the merciful curtains closed, and she was back in the crowded automobile, in the present day, beside her husband, going home to her children.”
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