Topic Tuesdays! Favourite First Lines

Hello Fellow Bookworms! What is it that makes you start reading a book? For some it is the cover, for others the synopsis and while these are both things I take into consideration, I will admit to being far more interested in the first line. Though it might not dissuade me from reading the book, a good first line is sure to get you interested enough to carry on. This post will focus on some of my favourite first lines from some of my most loved books? What are some of you’re favourite opening lines of book? Let me know in the comments.

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone


“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo


“Joost had two problems: the moon and his mustache.”

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

“Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she’d been told that she would kill her true love.”

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

“The screw through Cinder’s ankle had rusted, the engraved cross marks worn to a mangled circle.”

Traitors Blade by Sebastien De Castell

” Pretend, just for a moment, that you have attained your most deepseated desire. “

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

” It started at one thirty on a cold Tuesday morning in January when Martin Turner, street performer and, in his own words, apprentice gigolo, tripped over a body in front of the West Portico of St Paul’s at Covent Garden”

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

“People often shit themselves when they die.”

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

“They said the only folk who belonged in Deadshot after dark were the ones who were up to no good.”

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini

“I became what I am today at the age of 12, on a frigid overcast day in the winter of 1975.”

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