I love a good opening line! That is why I always share a book’s first line when I write a review. I thought it would be fun to share my favourite opening lines from the books I have read so far this year.
The Darkness Outside Us
“Am I Alive? Are you?”
The Bone Witch
“Let me be clear, I never intended to raise my brother from his grave, though he may claim otherwise.”
“He woke to the feeling of rough ground beneath him and the stench of mortal blood.”
Pride and Premeditation
“It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a brilliant idea, conceived and executed by a clever young woman , must be claimed by a man.”
Monday’s Not Coming
“This is the story of how my best friend disappeared.”
You Should See Me in a Crown
“I’m clutching my tray with both hands, hoping that Beyoncé grants me the strength to make it to my usual lunch table without any incidents.”
“It is often said that the first sound we hear in the womb is our mother’s heartbeat.”
25 thoughts on “Best Opening Lines From Books I Read So Far in 2021”
what a fun post! the one from Pride and Premeditation is killer, love it
If I had to choose a favourite opening line that would probably be it! So good!
Fun post! That line from Pride and Premeditation, “It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a brilliant idea, conceived and executed by a clever young woman, must be claimed by a man.” Has too much truth to it in the real world! But, it sure would keep me reading after that.
I read that line and knew it was the book for me. It was so good!!
They are all amazing opening lines!! Thanks for sharing them! 😍
Wow; the book’s themselves look quite interesting. Lol the post was quite refreshing I must say.
Ah thank you. So happy you enjoyed it!
Yes to all of those! I loved Push and I’m planning on reading Lore soon. Great post.
You Should See Me in a Crown has the best opening line, she sounds like me!!!
It really does!! I adored Liz as a character!
These are some great lines. I especially enjoyed the one from You Should See Me in a Crown.
It’s a good one! I knew I was in for a fun book as soon as I read it!
It’s such a good opening line!
This is what makes me want to be an author ☝🏻. Great post!
Thank you. I love that!
These are all wonderful! The lines from The Bone Witch are my favorites — I think I need to read the book!
I’m so happy I finally read it. I loved it!
The Bone Witch one, wow!!
Right?! I was hooked from the first line!
I love the one from ‘The Bone Witch’!
It’s my favourite too!
Read the bone witch for a book club last year enjoyed it.
It really surprised me!
These are so great!