10 Books With Amazing First Sentences 2017 Edition

10 Books With Amazing First Sentences 2017 Edition

Hi everyone,

^My reaction when I spy a beautiful/fun/amazing/great first sentence!

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the First Sentences Top 10 is back this year! I didn’t do it last year, probably because, just like this year, I want to do so many Top 10s, but there is also so much other stuff to do and organise. I have to pick a few and lose a few, or else I will just crash in the New Year (and I don’t want that).

So I had a lot of fun browsing through all my Monday’s First Sentence posts and pick 10 sentences that I loved the most. It wasn’t easy to pick 10, but I had fun seeing my earlier Monday’s First Sentence post and see what I liked back then.

Disclaimer: The order in this top 10 is totally random. 


In three weeks, Noemi Vidal will die –here, in this very place.

“A totally hot ski instructor,” Leah suddenly announced excitedly. “That’s what you need to take your mind completely off Brad Connor.”

I was under a tree in my garden with the guy of my dreams and there was a Hollywood director on the phone.

There was no getting around the fact that Tinker Bell was a little bitch.

A demon was knitting outside the hospital.

This story began on an afternoon the color of comets, with a a girl dressed all in black.

I don’t know how I knew, when the sirens woke me just before dawn, that they were for him.

None of this would have happened if it hadn’t been for Evan Johnson’s tongue.

No one ever buzzed the intercom at Mom’s dress shop except Funk, the Fed Ex hunk, and that was only on Thursdays.

I was finally home from school and that meant that I could cuddle up with the one true love of my life.

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