I did a post with opening lines before, and I’m doing it again because I just think it’s really interesting to look at the opening lines of books!
I don’t know about you all, but I tend to just kind of gloss over the first line, in a way, and immediately forget it by the time I’m a few sentences deep. I don’t really stop to pay attention to just the opening line specifically when I’m starting a new book. Which is exactly why it’s so fun to go back and see what they actually were.
And maybe some of these will be intriguing enough to interest people in the books! I’ll link to my reviews and to Amazon, in case. All of these are books I’ve enjoyed, some are even favorites of mine, so I hope you also enjoy any if you decide to try them.
Anyway, here are ten more opening lines for you all to check out!
Grief is a selfish beast.
Summer, soft green hills and shaded dells, lay breathless under a pall of smoky apple-blossom dusk.
What if nobody picks me?
All Reed wanted was a tumbler of bourbon and some slinky jazz, but he was still here, scrubbing blood from the sink.
Lucas Daniels felt the clerk’s bulging, unblinking eyes on him as he filled out his fifteenth employment application of the evening.
Time was a human construct that held little meaning for Saint Peter.
Nathan Grier hit the ground hard on his hands and knees, panting for breath.
Not a day goes by that Synthia Wade does not recall the night her parents disappeared.
Five days tied to a dirty mattress in what probably was an abandoned crack house wasn’t ideal vacation time for Adelle.
Two o’clock was missing.
Time to pick a favorite! Personally I find the Timekeeper opening line to be the most quirky and intriguing because how can a time be missing?? But the Mazarin Blues one also piques my interest! But of course the opening line isn’t the end all, be all of a book, and obviously all of these were enough to make me keep reading!