I really like to look at the first sentences of books. It is wonderful when one sentence is enough to make you want to read the whole book. Here I share the first words of all of the books I started this month to see if the first line alone is enough to make you want to read them. I will be using the first sentence from the first chapter and not from an introduction or prologue.
Twenty-One Truths About Love by Matthew Dicks
Ways to keep Jill from getting pregnant
Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans by Russell Ginns
Samantha went searching for Uncle Paul.
The Number Devil by Hans Magnus Enzenberger
Robert was tired of dreaming.
Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine
All the way up the stairs, the children fought not to carry the envelope.
The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
They stand in line for blood.
The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
The night it all ended, Vivian was alone.
Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin
Begin with an aerial view.
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
My English Teacher, Mr. Davies, rubs a hand over his military buzz cut.
People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins
You, yes, you.
Perfect Little Children by Sophie Hannah
Here we are, in the wrong place: Wyddial Lane.
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Local teen accepts destiny, agrees to become doctor, stereotype
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
It took seven years to get the letter right.
The Bear by Andrew Krivak
The last two were a girl and her father who lived along the old eastern range on the side of a mountain they called the mountain that stands alone.
The Grownup by Gillian Flynn
I didn’t stop giving hand jobs because I wasn’t good at it.
Princeless by Jeremy Whitley
Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there lived a beautiful blonde-haired, blue-eyed princess.
Of these 15 opening lines, how many intrigue you enough to want to pick them up?