Books and Coffee

Hello! I created this page to showcase the different books I've spent some time with in the past few months or years. You can follow my updates on Instagram by checking #TCCReads. Together with the books are some of the quotes which truly touched my heart, changed my life and made me believe into something.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
"I’m going to tell the truth. 
No more lies, no more hiding, no more running, no more bullshit. 
I’m going to put everything out in the open, and 
then we’ll see. If he can't love me, then so be it."


Love In The Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
“She would defend herself, saying that love, 
no matter what else it might be, was a natural talent. 
She would say: You are either born knowing how, or you never know.” 


Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
"I stared out of the window at the bright-blue Swiss sky and I told him a story of two people. 
Two people who shouldn't have met, and who didn't like each other much when they did, 
but who found they were the only two people in the world 
who could possibly have understood each other. 
And I told him of the adventures they had, the places they had gone, 
and the things I had seen that I had never expected to. 
I conjured for him electric skies and iridescent seas and evenings full of laughter and silly jokes. 
I drew a world for him, a world far from a Swiss industrial estate, 
a world in which he was still somehow the person he had wanted to be. 
I drew the world he had created for me, full of wonder and possibility."


Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho
"Love appears and says: 
"You think you're heading towards a specific point, but the whole justification for the goal's existence lies in your love for it. Rest a little,but as soon as you can, get up and carry on. 
Because ever since your goal found out that you were traveling toward it, it has been running to meet you."


 Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho
“I am two women:  one wants to have all the joy, passion and adventure that life can give me. 
The other wants to be a slave to routine, to family life, to the things that can be planned and achieved. 
I'm a housewife and a prostitute, both of us living in the same body and doing battle with each other.” 


How to Fall In Love by Cecelia Ahern
"Life is a series of moments and moments are always changing... Moments are precious; sometimes they linger and other times they're fleeting, and yet so much could be done in them; you could change a mind, you could save a life and you could even fall in love."


Stardust by Neil Gaiman
"She says nothing at all, but simply stares upward into the dark sky and watches, with sad eyes, the slow dance of the infinite stars."

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
"So I know I am right not to settle, but it doesn’t make me feel better as my friends pair off and I stay home on Friday night with a bottle of wine and make myself an extravagant meal and tell myself, This is perfect, as if I’m the one dating me. As I go to endless rounds of parties and bar nights, perfumed and sprayed and hopeful, rotating myself around the room like some dubious dessert. I go on dates with men who are nice and good-looking and smart – perfect-on-paper men who make me feel like I’m in a foreign land, trying to explain myself, trying to make myself known. Because isn’t that the point of every relationship: to be known by someone else, to be understood? He gets me. She gets me. Isn’t that the simple magic phrase?"

Like The Flowing River by Paulo Coehlo
Favorite story: The Old Lady in Copacabana
"I'm not doing anything, and yet I'm also doing the most important thing a man can do: I'm listening to what I needed to hear from myself."

The Power by Rhonda Byrne

The Secret and The Secret Daily Teachings by Rhonda Byrne
"Ask, believe and receive."

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
"And when you try too hard, it doesn't work."

Aleph by Paulo Coehlo
"If something touches the code of your soul, it is remembered forever and it affects whatever comes afterwards."


Other books:
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green 
Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho
Looking for Alaska by John Green 
Please Look After Mother by Park So-nyo 
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks
The Zahir by Paulo Coelho
Brida by Paulo Coelho 
The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho 
I Wish They Taught Money in High School by Sharon Que and Clarrisa dela Paz

1 comment:

  1. Hi!

    The Girl On the Train won the mystery book of the year in Goodreads and I absolutely had no regrets reading the book because of the incredible plot twist! I'd like to recommend We Were Liars if you're up for plot twists :)

    -Jem

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