As always, topics for these entries are taken from the Top 5 Wednesday group on Goodreads . The group was created Lainey. Now the group is under Samantha’s moderation, you can find her here.
Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite First Sentences.
5.) “It was love at first sight. The first time Yossarian saw the chaplain he fell madly in love with him.” CATCH 22 by Joseph Heller.
I do realize it is more than a sentence, but you have to get the full two to understand why it is so amazing. These two sentences hooked me to the book in a way i thought was impossible at the time and the friendship between the two in the book is one of the most amazing things in it. And i wouldn’t have enjoyed it if the book wouldn’t begin with these words.
4.) “Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.” Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.
You cannot not love this sentence. This sentence is everything. The first sentence form the Harry Potter series, such a plain sentence, such a muggle sentence and it freaking started all the magic.
3.) “Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she’d been told that she would kill her true love.” The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.
Another important sentence in my life. For a while now The Raven Cycle has been one of my favorite books ever, and it was all because of that sentence that made me want to keep reading and reading until the very end of this amazing series. It is such a great first sentence, i cannot even start to explain it.
2.) “I am a blood-soaked girl.” The Sacred Lies Of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes.
Ha. The moment i read this sentence i was hooked. This is such an amazing book, and that line is just… i just i cannot find people that read the book? Like, being so good… i don’t know where the readers are. If you didn’t read it yet… isn’t that line just calling you to read the book right now?
1.) “One summer night I fell asleep, hoping the world would be different when I woke.” Aristotle&Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz.
Okay, so i’m guessing here, but i’m pretty sure, must of us have fall asleep thinking that at one moment or another. That’s the thing with this sentence. It is such a regular and normal sentence, such a normal feeling. And yet, that’s the way one of my favorite novels of all time, one that made laugh and cry more than many others started. Such a normal sentence, such a wonderful story behind it.
And…. that’s it for this week’s topic! Want to share your favorite first sentences? leave a comment!
Have a great day, lovelies ❤