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.
The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
There was a reason Gavin Scott rarely drank.
Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
Newark Airport is shiny from a recent renovation.
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
I get ready for work and the post has been up for eight hours.
Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
If you drew a straight line from my apartment in San Francisco to Berkeley, it would only be ten and a half miles, but even in the best commuting window it takes more than an hour without a car.
Docile by KM Szpara
After today, I will have seven rights.
You & Me & Why We Are in Love by Aurelia Alcais
Christina loves pets, especially dogs.
The Witch With a Glitch by Adam Maxwell
The children had come to the Lost Bookshop looking for an adventure.
The Merman’s Kiss by Tamsin Ley
Brianna dropped the pregnancy test into the bathroom trash and joined Eric in bed.
Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
Victoria’s world shook for the first time on the day Caitlin Somers sashayed up to her desk, plunked herself down on the edge, and said, “Vix…”
Of these 9 opening lines, how many intrigue you enough to want to pick them up?