Favourite First Lines

Hi guys, I hope you are all well. Today I thought I would share some more favourite first lines in books. I did a post like this towards the end of last year so I thought it was about time to do another one. You can check out the first one here, if you want to. First lines can be such a fantastic way to hook the reader in from the very beginning. I’ve got five first lines to share with you, so let’s get started.


“A white bird hung still in the clear western sky and flapped its wings sporadically.” A Grace of Kings by Ken Liu


“History has failed us, but no matter.” Pachinko by Min Jin Lee


“He came one late, wet spring, and brought the wide world back to my doorstep.” Fool’s Errand by Robin Hobb


“You must go back with me to the autumn of 1827” The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte


“I am the princess Harueme, daughter of Fujiwara no Enyu and the emperor we now call Go-Sanjo. More to the point, I am old and I am dying.” Fudoki by Kij Johnson


As I’ve already mentioned, I have done a post like this before so if you think any are missing they may be in the first post. What are some of your favourite first lines? I need to start noting these done when I first see them, because for this post I had to go back and search through my books for them. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.





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