Hello! This coming Sunday is Easter Sunday, so I thought why not write a #FiveFavesFriday instead of my usual blog? I haven’t done one of these in a while, so this should be fun 😋
I’m a bit of a sucker for the first few sentences of a book. There’s just something about that first contact with the story that is absolutely magic to me ✨💖 Here are 5 of my most favorite book first sentences!
1. Splintered by A.G. Howard
I’ve been collecting bugs since I was ten; it’s the only way I can stop their whispers. Sticking a pin through the gut of an insect shuts it up pretty quick.
2. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
The moon blew up without warning and for no apparent reason.
3. Sophie’s World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy by Jostein Gaarder
Sophie Amundsen was on her way home from school. She had walked the first part of the way with Joanna. They had been discussing robots. Joanna thought the human brain was like an advanced computer. Sophie was not certain she agreed. Surely a person was more than a piece of hardware?
4. Hammered by Kevin Hearne
According to popular imagination, squirrels are supposed to be adorable. As they scurry about on this tree branch or that trunk, people point at them and say, “Aww, how cuuuuute!” with their voices turning sugary and spiraling up into falsetto ecstasy. But I’m here to tell you that they’re cute only so long as they’re small enough to step on. Once you’re facing a giant bloody squirrel the size of a cement truck, they lose the majority of their charm.
5. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
- For over 250 years, between 1607 and 1865, vampires thrived in the shadows of America. Few humans believed in them.
- Abraham Lincoln was one of the gifted vampire hunters of his day, and kept a secret journal about his lifelong war against them.
- Rumors of the journal’s existence have long been a favorite topic among historians and Lincoln biographers. Most dismiss it as myth.
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There you have it! These are the first sentences that captured my imagination on some of my favorite books.
Thanks for reading, but also… let me know yours! I love first sentences and book openings, and I enjoy getting to know more about you 😊
What is the first sentence(s) of your favorite books? Lmk in the comments!
Have a wonderful weekend/Easter Sunday,
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