How has your week been? I’ve been pretty busy. Last night was my friend’s band (Longstay) album launch and it was incredible, I am currently listening to the album while writing this and if you like Country I totally recommend them, even if you don’t like Country I recommend them because I’m proud of them XD. But the point of that was to say that I didn’t get home till like 2;30 this morning, so if all the word I spout is nonsense, you’ll know why.
I wanted to do another Top five because they are some of my favourite posts to do. I also think that the first line of a book is pretty important. I mean it’s not the be-all and end-all but a good first line grabs you and gets you excited for what you’re about to read and if it sucks – for me personally – it makes me wary about how much I will enjoy the rest of the book. These all made me intrigued or just simply smile. Also, I suppose I kind of cheat on a few by adding a couple of the following lines. The first sentence is great, but with the help of the others – it only gets better. These are in no particular order. So, here are my favourite first sentences.
1. “My Dear Reader Chum, a very hearty hello to you.” ~ Is it Just Me? by Miranda Hart.
I decided to reread this the other week and hence the inspiration for this post because I read the first line and was like – YES! I want every book to greet me this way XD.
2.”Every town in England has a story. One day I am going to find out Sorry-in-the-Vale’s.” ~ Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan.
This one is obviously intriguing as anything! And definitely sets both the theme of the story and the main characters initial motive and goals in the book.
3. “The first time I saw her was at my dad’s funeral. I know what you’re thinking – his dad dies of cancer and a few days later he’s eyeing up some girl. It wasn’t like that. Well. It was. But it wasn’t like I was on the pull or anything.” ~ Six Steps to a Girl (All About Eve #1) by Sophie McKenzie.
A long one. This was both humorous and serious/ intriguing simultaneously so it caught my attention straight away and had my attention for the whole series.
4. “Daddy told me years ago that to succeed in life I needed a strong plan, the right tools, and the gumption to follow through. His words of wisdom helped me get elected homecoming queen, become co-captain of the cheerleading squad, and voted on the student council. Now I plan to use them to help me pull off my first burglary.” ~ Pink Lock Picks and Sequined Witch Hats by Carla Rehse.
Similarly to Unspoken, this gives great insight into the character and her actions/motives whilst also being really interesting and gripping. And mildly funny.
5. “There’s nothing more humiliating than being topless in the backseat of your boyfriend’s car when someone decides to throw an egg at the windshield. Wait. Scratch that. Having your boyfriend jump off you, climb out of the car and chase after the guy, completely forgetting that you’re still half-naked – that trumps it. And there’s one thing worse than that. Having it happen repeatedly.” ~ Shut Out by Kody Keplinger.
This is just funny. I mean I pity her slightly and I can see the plot forming from the first line but it’s still hilarious.
That’s my top 5! I hope you enjoy. What are your top 5 favourite first lines, tell me below 🙂