First of all, Happy Christmas!!! I hope you’re having a wonderful time even if you don’t celebrate it. I hope you’re enjoying the pretty decorations and other festivities.
Since it’s the end of the year, Goodreads has announced the Best Books of 2017. From the list, I only planned on reading one or two but after reading the Opening Lines from the books, I think I may be adding a few more. It’s amazing how much of an effect an opening sentence can have on one’s desire to read a book.
Here are some of my favourites from the list
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
by J.K. Rowling
“Dougal—you settle down now, please.”
by Colleen Hoover
“I have an impressive collection of trophies that I did not win.”
BEST YOUNG ADULT FANTASY
A Court of Wings and Ruin
by Sarah J. Maas
“The buzzing flies and screaming survivors had long since replaced the beating war-drums.”
BEST MIDDLE GRADE & CHILDREN’S
The Ship of the Dead
by Rick Riordan
“‘Try it again,’ Percy told me. ‘This time with less dying.'”
Have you ever been sucked into a book from the first sentence?
I can only think of a handful of books that have done this for me. It usually takes two or three to get me going. A damn good book is the one that can reel you in like that.
Here are some that I love
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy #1)
by Douglas Adams
“Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.”
Magic Bites (Kate Daniels #1)
by Ilona Andrews
“I SAT AT A TABLE IN MY SHADOWY KITCHEN, STARING down a bottle of Boone’s Farm Hard Lemonade, when a magic fluctuation hit.”
Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer #1)
by Karen Chance
“I knew I was in trouble as soon as I saw the obituary.”
Post your favourite opening sentences below.
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