Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Opening Lines (Best, favorite, funny, unique, shocking, gripping, lines that grabbed you immediately, etc.) A good opening line immediately draws you into a story. I have chosen to list some of my favourite opening lines from books. These are all memorable and intriguing first lines which made me want to read on!
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.
“Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.
Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.
There is no lake at Camp Green Lake.
– Holes by
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
– 1984 by
I shouldn’t have come to this party.
– The Hate U Give by
The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home.
– The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Ayoola summons me with these words – Korede, I killed him.