2017 is ending, and believe it or not, you're still here! It's time to celebrate the end of this crazy year, and ring in the new year to come. So, here are some great book quotes to commemorate this wild year. Pin them to your wall. Post them on your Instagram. All will be helpful in saying adios to 2017 for good. It won't surprise you that many of them are from feminist manifestos and apocalyptic fiction. After all, didn't it feel like Margaret Atwood must have secretly authored this year?
It would be impossible (and depressing) to list the myriad travesties of 2017. But of course, good things happened, too. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got engaged. Kazuo Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Beyoncé had twins! In the midst of everything, life has managed to march on.
Through the ups and the downs of 2017, books have remained a beacon of light. After all, books have taught us so much about facing hard times, persevering through difficult circumstances, and taking on the impossible with gusto and bravery.
Here are 15 quotes from books that sum up 2017 perfectly. Now, 2018, can you hurry up and get here already?