She attempted a wry smile, but it failed miserably.
Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Uprising
He wrote for a humor website based in Brooklyn, a decent one, and his contributor photo revealed him to be a scrawny guy with dark-framed glasses and an uncomfortable amount of thick black hair, wearing a wry grin and a T-shirt for a band called the Bingos.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
She turns to me with a wry grin.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Longest Ride
"I was figuring I could sulk for Idris in the next Olympics," Jace said, but his voice was already softening, the edge of hard self-loathing filed away, wryness and amusement taking its place.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
Alec asked with a wry grin.
James Dashner -- The Kill Order
You know, one of those wry, silent chuckles, accompanied by a rueful shake of the head.
Rick Yancey -- The 5th Wave
He was wry.
Dave Eggers -- The Circle
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She had gone to art school, lived off campus, was wry and curious and kind and superhip, and one day when I had admired the box, she gave it to me.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
The sound of it tugged one corner of his mouth into a wry smile as he sank into the deep chair in front of the fire.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
And he points to my folding chair with a silencing finger and an almost wry smile, and it’s all I can do but sit down again as they stomp and leap their way into the water.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
It’s hard to see his expression in the dark, but his voice sounds both skeptical and wry.
Susan Ee -- Angelfall
As he looked from Wells to Bellamy, a wry smile flickered across his face.
Kass Morgan -- The 100
He’s pictured standing on the fifty-yard line of the football field, wearing his letterman jacket, his arms crossed, his right foot resting atop a football, a wry, confident grin on his face.
Pittacus Lore -- I Am Number Four
He gave me a wry look.
Jojo Moyes -- Me Before You
Mike Monsky smiled a small, wry smile.
Judy Blume -- In the Unlikely Event
Miss Perumal gave him a wry look.
Trenton Lee Stewart -- The Mysterious Benedict Society
Kit thought wryly.
Elizabeth George Speare -- The Witch of Blackbird Pond
An expression of surprise crossed his features when he beheld her in her finery, but it quickly melted into a wry grin as he looked toward his father.
Sarah J. Maas -- Throne of Glass
The pipe stem anchored a wry grin.
Jerry Spinelli -- Stargirl
Uncle Hammer smiled a strange, wry smile.
Mildred D. Taylor -- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
She smiled rather wryly.
Madeleine L’Engle -- A Wrinkle in Time
The thing seems to break down every couple minutes:’ lie cracked a wry smile.
Jeanne DuPrau -- The City of Ember
Carol was always a kind of high priestess in our family circle, a wry and demonstrative oracle who read eastern philosophy with sophomoric intensity and who tried to implement the lessons she derived from her readings in our household.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
The shortish man with the wry ruddy sardonic face could only be John Cheever.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
I think of Carol’s wry-mouthed mother, of Mrs. Smeath with her hairpinned crown of graying braids.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
Mom smiled wryly.
Becca Fitzpatrick -- Hush, Hush
"How flattering," I remarked wryly, and he laughed.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
His mouth was lopsided, as if drawn by a shaky hand, and this gave him a wry, mocking look.
Dave Eggers -- A Hologram for the King
An odd, dry name for a rusty, wry little redhead: it suited her.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
Spencer twisted the comers of her mouth up wryly.
Sara Shepard -- Pretty Little Liars
Probably exhausted from resenting me so much, I think with a wry smile.
Veronica Roth -- Divergent
Whether there had been jealousy under that wryness, Jordan wasn’t sure.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Lost Souls
"Was there more to discuss?" says Peeta wryly.
Suzanne Collins -- Mockingjay
"Congratulations," she says wryly.
Veronica Roth -- Insurgent
The Giver watched him with a wry smile.
Lois Lowry -- The Giver
With a slightly wry smile, Vera said: "Thank you."
Agatha Christie -- And Then There Were None
Atticus smiled wryly.
Harper Lee -- To Kill a Mockingbird
When she blinked at him, she saw a wry grin spread across his face.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Bones
And his father, with his squinty gaze, his wry humor.
Khaled Hosseini -- A Thousand Splendid Suns
She smiles wryly.
Khaled Hosseini -- And The Mountains Echoed
Raymond made a wry face, but said nothing for a moment.
Albert Camus -- The Stranger
He smiled wryly.
John Steinbeck -- The Grapes of Wrath
Cole asked with a wry smile, as he sharpened a sapling for a hot-dog stick.
Ben Mikaeslen -- Touching Spirit Bear
Slim smiled wryly.
John Steinbeck -- Of Mice and Men
A wry and twinkling relative carving up the bird.
Alice Sebold -- The Lovely Bones
Making a wry mouth, she removed her kerchief and drew out the other two pins.
Jane Yolen -- The Devils Arithmetic
Passepartout, who had now rejoined his master, made a wry grimace, as he thought of his magnificent, but too frail Indian shoes.