First Lines | Top 3

This is actually a topic my mum suggested after she adored the first line of ‘The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart’ (no Mum, I still haven’t read it, sorry!). I did just sneak a peek at its first line though and it’s pretty great.

It struck me as a fabulous one though, because there are so many wonderful first lines out there that hook you right from the start. I’d love to know what First Lines hooked you in – pop them in the comments below!


1. Dear You, The body you are wearing used to be mine.

The Rook – Daniel O’Malley

I promise it’s not a creepy literal wearing of someone else’s body. It is a fabulous book, though!

2. The snow in the mountains was melting and Bunny had been dead for several weeks before we came to understand the gravity of our situation.

The Secret History – Donna Tartt

Ummm, yeah I need to know what happens in this 630-odd page tome now. Like…NOW.

3. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

You just can’t go past this one, there’s a reason it’s the classic go-to! #SORRYNOTSORRY


Let me know your favourite starts to books, or perhaps some of your most loved books started slow?

Until next week,
M xx

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