Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. Topics are set for every week so to join in on the fun just check out our goodreads group. This week’s topic is “Favorite First Sentences.” I’m pretty excited about this week’s topic because the first line of a book is like meeting a new person; first impressions matter! So these are some of the best first sentences that left a great lasting impression on me.
“I’m Pretty Much Fucked.”
I know I’ve talked about this one a lot but the first sentence from The Martian by Andy Wier was totally killer, I mean -I’m pretty much fucked- is a line that sucks you in, makes you wonder what the hell is going on because it’s so blunt and lemme tell you the book only gets better from there!
“I would have lived in peace. But my enemies brought me war.”
Ugh this is one of my favourite opening lines because it was the beginning of my favourite book (of all time!!!). If you’ve been here for a while then you know I’m talking about Red Rising by Pierce Brown, that masterpiece of a book!
“Joost had two problems: the moon and his moustache.”
You can’t even argue with me here, Leigh Bardugo killed the Six of Crows intro because it’s so intriguing you immediately want to keep reading!
“Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she’d been told that she would kill her first love.”
Hook, line, sinker, Maggie Stievater immediately draws the readers curiosity with this amazing opening line from the Raven Boys one of the most hyped YA books out there and with good reason, this book is pretty good .
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a great fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
Come on, I really couldn’t leave this one out! It’s Pride and Prejudice one of the best opening lines in history! The beginning of one of the best books out there too!
That’s it! Those are my favorite first sentences from my favorite books! Thanks for reading!
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