Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite First Sentences

Hi, readers! In the last few years I’ve been really enjoying watching BookTube videos. In case you’re not familiar with it, in the BookTube community Top 5 Wednesdays are videos some BookTubers make on Wednesdays to get some book talk going. Today’s topic is “favorite first sentences” so I just couldn’t let this one pass me by without contributing here on my blog.

I hope you enjoy these great first sentences I’ve selected from the books I have sitting on my shelves.

1. “Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board.”

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– Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hursten

2. “I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974.”

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 Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

3. “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.”

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Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

4. “We started dying before the snow, and like the snow, we continued to fall.”

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Tracks by Louise Erdrich

5. “Does such a thing as ‘the fatal flaw,’ that showing dark crack running down the middle of a life exist outside literature?”

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The Secret History by Donna Tartt

 

 

  • Do you have any favorites that you’d like to share?
  • Any suggestions of books with great first sentences that I should add to my to-be-read list?

 

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