10 Books With Amazing First Sentences 2019 Edition

10 Books With Amazing First Sentences 2019 Edition

Morning all,

Pre-cure, reading, Gif

Welcome to a brand-new 10 Books with Amazing First Sentences this time for the glorious year 2019 which is almost ending.

I didn’t do this post last year (no clue why looks at past her) but I wanted to do it this year. I knew I had some great first sentences and so I looked forward to checking them all out again, all 51 of them. Yes 51, tomorrow is the last Monday so that one wasn’t counted in the mix.

At times I was wondering past me’s decisions. This isn’t a fun first sentence? Why did you add this one? How tired/worn out were you when you posted this one? 😛 But I found myself also nodding and agreeing with quite a few of the first sentences that I posted in this year. And I selected 10 of my favourites.

I hope you enjoy these first sentences just as much as I do. And maybe you will be reading the books due to them.

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

1.
Famous in a small town, Emma Mills, Yellow, Red, Pink, Orange, Shiny
Brit had been fired from the Yum Yum Shoppe, which came as a shock to approximately no one.
2.
April Fools, Richie Tankersley Cusick, Horror, Point Horror, Hand, Doll, Mailbox
Later, when Belinda thought about that horrible night, she could think of a hundred “if only’s” that might have made things turn out differently.
3.
The Eye of the North, Blue cover, People jumping, tentacles, mountains, Sinéad O'Hart, Children's Books
For as long as she could remember, Emmeline Widget had been sure her parents were trying to kill her.
4.
Serpent and Dove, Shelby Mahurin, Black, Golden Snake, Ampersand, Young Adult
There’s something haunting about a body touched by magic.
5.
I Choo-Choo-Choose You!, Pink, Cat, Gray Cat, White Letters, Humour, Novella, Gwen Cooper, Curl Up With A Cat Tale
Pandora (“Pandy” for short) was a purebred Siamese and could only be described – although this phrase wasn’t in common use twenty years ago – a hot mess.
6.
Birthday, Meredith Russo, Young Adult, Candle, Rainbow
I’m holding my breath, hovering between wavering sunlight and deep, dark blue, arms twirling while my feet kick up and down, slow as tides.
7.
Here There Are Monsters, Flowers, Animal Skull, Horror, Amelinda Berube, Young Adult
The night my sister disappeared is wild, with a waxing moon sinking dull and red into the leafless claws of the trees.
8.
You Owe Me A Murder, Young Adult, Mystery, Murder, Names Crossed Out, Gray Cover
I plotted murder in the Vancouver airport while waiting at gate D78 for my flight to London.
9.
My So-called Bollywood Life
According to Google, a grave was supposed to be six feet deep, but Winnie Mehta didn’t want to put that much effort in digging.
10.

I find my mother in the shadows – like the shell of a hollow moon, on the verge of crumbling to dust.

4 thoughts on “10 Books With Amazing First Sentences 2019 Edition

  1. This is such a cool idea for a post!
    I don’t put much thought into the power of opening lines once I close the book, but it really can tell you a lot about what is to come.

    1. Thank you!
      True, once you are done you forget about those opening sentences and instead focus on those ending sentences, some books have amazing ones (though sadly mostly spoilery so you can’t share them). But those opening sentences will indeed tell you what is to come and hook you in (which I absolutely love).

    1. Me too! I think all writers should try to have an amazing opening sentence, it really makes people want to read (as evidenced that you find the books intriguing just by the first sentence). 🙂

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