Top 5 Ending/Last lines

Ok, ok. I know that there are some people who refuse to know the last line before going into a book. BUT – I promise that there will be NO spoilers! And, I need to let you in on a little secret……. When I open a new book I read the last line before I read the first! SHOCKER! I’ve yet to spoil myself doing this. And I don’t know why I do it! But I can usually tell with that last line if I’m going to like the book or not. *hides in shame* Last lines are almost as important to me as first lines. That final statement has a way of either wrapping things up nicely or creating high anticipation. Once again, I couldn’t narrow down the list, so I have 7 lines for you…. here we go!

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming topics in May – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!


Now run.

Who knew that two words can leave such an impact! So simple yet it speaks volumes to the series as a whole.


You are no longer quite certain which side of the fence is the dream.

Yet another simple statement that packs a punch. Reading this one, I knew that this was going to be a book I loved. Books with dreams and grey lines between reality and magic/fantasy are my favourite. But, if you’ve read this book, this last line is even more amazing!

The book thief

A LAST NOTE FROM YOUR NARRATOR – I am haunted by humans.

Do I really need to say anything about this line??? This one gives me goosebumps!

Hold back the stars

Behind them, the light of the Milky Way burns like fire as a heaviness falls on their lungs; and, in the grip of each other’s loving embrace, under the weight of a thousand stars, Max and Carys begin to dance.

This is the closest to a spoiler I can get without actually giving anything away. I remember finishing this book, reading that last line, and just being blown away by the beauty of it. There’s so much significance to this line and it shoots an arrow straight to the heart. Brings tears to my eyes just reading it again!


He’d drink to the whole sorry lot of them, but mostly to the poor fools who didn’t know what trouble was coming.

If you’ve read the Six of Crows duology, you’ll know how this last line sums up the entire thing! It’s got attitude and aggression and, most of all, it mentions trouble – which is basically the whole thing! lol




*** Note to all participants: I will try my best to update the list as often as possible. I have an appointment out of town (WHY do these things always happen on a Tuesday??) so it may take me a bit. I also may not have the time to comment on all your posts but, rest assured, I HAVE read them and will at least give them a like 🙂

Also, the top 5 Tuesday list for June will be coming out on Monday May 28. Hope you will like the topics!

Until next time, happy reading!

30 Comments Add yours

  1. Haha I had a feeling The Book Thief would appear on your post today!

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    1. 😂 I know that so many people will probably list it! Its possibly the best last line ever!


  2. Great last lines! I still need to read “Night Circus”… It’s been on my TBR list for way too long…

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    1. Oh it’s sooooooo good!! One of my all time faves!

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  3. I started reading Six of Crows back in December and I got to a point where I just couldn’t finish it. Maybe I need to restart it.

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    1. I remember it taking me probably half the book to really get into it. The beginning was a bit confusing and set the world and characters up. But once it gets going you can’t put it down!

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      1. I know that I got to the point where the main group had crossed the water/ocean and were hiking up a cliff to get to where they needed to pull the heist, but for some reason I put it down and never had the motivation to put it back up lol

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        1. Oh that’s where the book really picked up for me. So maybe that book just isn’t for you.

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          1. Ughhh but mom bought me a fancy hardcover set with a slipcover and it came in after Christmas lol It probably just came into my life at a bad time, and I’ll try to pick it up sometime this summer when things calm down a bit.

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          2. Oh no!! I hate it when you get a hardcover (especially a fancy one) expecting to love it and it’s just not what you were looking for ☹️


  4. I totally agree about The Night Circus! The whole book was magical, and I feel like the last line really ties it all together

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  5. Sophie Li says:

    Hello Shanah!
    That’s neat that you read the last line of a book first! You are right that the last line says a lot about the novel as a whole 🙂
    I loved the lines that you shared here. My personal favourites are the ones from The Night Circus and The Book Thief, two books that I enjoyed very much.

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    1. Those are my favourites as well 🙂

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  6. Rose says:

    I really need to get to Illuminae soon, everything about it sounds incredible. Those final two words make me want to pick it up right now haha!

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    1. It’s a large book but reads so quickly!! Hope you can get to it soon!

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  7. J.W. Martin says:

    I forgot about, “Now run.” So great.

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  8. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Hahaha none of these are on my list Shana! Great end lines 😉

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  9. Justine says:

    Yes to the Crooked Kingdom quote! Almost put that on mine lol

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  10. These are some awesome last line! My favorite is definitely from Illuminae!

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  11. kyera says:

    Oh, the Illuminae one was fabulous – I wish that I had thought of it!

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    1. I’m shocked you didn’t! I always kick myself when I see other people’s lists and wonder how I missed it!

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      1. kyera says:

        I usually miss everything 😅

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