Favorite Awww Moments in Books
Favorite awww moments in books: the best of the bittersweet moments in literature. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and he Bookish. *Warning: contains some serious spoilers*
1. When Henry walks into Clare's room after she has grown old waiting for him to return in Audry Niffennegger's The Time Traveler's Wife
2. When the birds fly by Mr. Blacks window right after he fixes his hearing aid and Oscar narrates, "We looked at each other. Then out of nowhere, a flock of birds flew by the window, extremely fast and incredibly close. Maybe twenty of them. Maybe more. But they also seemed like just one bird, because somehow they all knew…" via Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
3. When Gogol goes back to the hat store and buys the velvet hat for Moushumi - "He would give it to her on her birthday, in spite of the fact that he had no idea when her birthday is." - in Jumpa Lahiri's The Namesake.
4. When Newland Archer walks away from Ellen's apartment in Paris in Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence.
5. When Toru tells Naoko "I have a million things to talk to you about. All I want in this world is you. I want to see you and talk. I want the two of us to begin everything from the beginning." in Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood
6. From Neil Gaimen's American Gods: "'Love you, babes,' said Shadow. 'Love you, puppy,' said Laura. Shadow put down the phone. When they got married Laura told Shadow that she wanted a puppy, but their landlord had pointed out they weren’t allowed pets under the terms of their lease. 'Hey,' Shadow had said, 'I’ll be your puppy. What do you want me to do? Chew your slippers? Piss on the kitchen floor? Lick your nose? Sniff your crotch? I bet there’s nothing a puppy can do I can’t do!' And he picked her up as if she weighed nothing at all and began to lick her nose while she giggled and shrieked, and then he carried her to the bed." <3
7. When Alma finally meets Leo Gursky in Nicole Krauss' The History of Love
8. When Charlie Bucket unwraps the golden ticket and runs home in Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
9. When Christopher finds his mother's letters in Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
10. When Rosie kills August in Sarah Gruen's Water for Elephants