This week’s top five w Bionic Bookworm is so exciting because first lines are everything to me, especially once I’ve fallen in love with a book and then I go back to the beginning and and and THE MAGIC. THE FIRST LINE THAT STARTED IT ALL?????
“All this happened, more or less.”
SO CLEVER, so shady, so HUMAN???
“They were thirteen the first time they broke into the toy factory”
The Wicker King by K Ancrum
The Wicker King is so intense and dark and early 2000s. This line basically sums up the book’s entire vibe, how unguarded and terrible and beautiful they are i just love them
“Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday; I can’t be sure.”
The Stranger by Albert Camus
This book was so…soulless??? It was stark and the main character was unlike any I’ve ever read, just look at the very first thing he has to say??? He’s here and he doesn’t even try to be nice. Indifferent but weirdly comforting af.
“Ox was twelve when his daddy taught him a very valuable lesson. He said that Ox wasn’t worth anything and people would never understand him. Then he left.”
Wolfsong by TJ Klune
I ADORE THIS BOOK I ADORE THIS BOOK.
CUE PTERODACTYL SOBS
Oxnard is such a sweetheart THEN you read this line and IT BREAKS ME. He grows so much from the first line to the last line.
I’m just proud of this innocent daffodil.
“Neil Josten let his cigarette burn to the filter without taking a drag.”
Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic
neil is just so beautiful
his mysterious coolness + angst just caused at least three miracles somewhere in the world.
(i’m constantly worried about Neil.)
What are your favorite first lines and isn’t it wonderful to just look at them fondly??
& 500 followers?? wowwowoowww
I just love all my book humans who are so nice and hilarious and smart????
& 2nd Annual Book Blogging Awards. what is is sorcery?? I was nominated for Best Adult Blogger and Best YA Genre and sdjlddkjs SO SWEEETTTTT WHATTT OH MY GOSH.
I think I should celebrate maybe by reading another TJ Klune.
AND YOU ARE so AMAZING.