It is no secret that I am a fan of first lines and there have been some standouts in the books I have read so far in 2022!
As of writing, Pachinko is the best book I have read so far this year. I am so glad that the first line didn’t disappoint! It is simple and straight to the point, but it is so effective. It sets the tone for the rest of the story!
The first line of Daughter of the Moon Goddess isn’t flashy, but it does a great job of letting the reader know what to expect from the story.
Blood Scion is one of the most brutal books I have ever read, and that was true right from the first line. This is a line that has stayed with me, especially since I know where the story goes. That first chapter is intense, but it only gets more difficult from there.
I feel similarly to the first line of The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea as I do to the one for Daughter of the Moon Goddess. It is a perfect setup and let’s the reader know what to expect.
Legends and Lattes is one of the most charming books I have every read, so I kind of love that it starts with a more violent first line!
The first line of Dead Silence is pretty epic! There is so much intrigued- who is the dead man!? It is definitely worth reading to find out!
Love and Other Disasters is such a fun romance and this is the perfect first line because you instantly understand the sense of humour! There is a lot of conversations about onions throughout the book, which is fun!
Not the Witch You Wed is a romance that surprised me, and I knew from this first line that I was in for something different and a good time!
Extasia is such an interesting book. I do not talk about it enough! The narrator remains unnamed throughout the story, so I think this first line is fitting and intriguing.
A Certain Appeal is a Pride and Prejudice retelling set at a burlesque club, so this play on the first line of the original is hysterical and too perfect!
20 thoughts on “My Favourite First Lines of 2022 So Far”
Okay there’s a few on this list I’m adding to my TBR just from the first lines alone!
Yay! That is the power of a good first line!
love this!!! this makes me want to pay more attention to first lines in my favs
It was fun to go through my books and looks at the first lines!
I love that first line in Love & Other Disasters! It really grabs your attention.
Me too! It tells you so much about the character and the humour to expect from the book!
I loved the opening line of Love & Other Disasters! So funny!
Me too!! It captures that character so well!
That Love & Other Disasters one is so funny! These are all so good!
Right?! It’s that same humour throughout the book. So good!
Nice list. I love A Certain Appeal so much. Now I want to read it again.
It’s so good!! Such an underhyped book!
Great first lines! Blood Scion and Love & Other Disasters are my faves. 🙂
Such good ones! Blood Scion stood out to me as well.
So many great lines! I love seeing how a book will start because it can sure reel you in.
Me too! I always take notice of the first line!
This is such a fun post idea! I especially love the Blood Scion one
The line hit me right away. And the book only gets more intense from there.
I was on the fence about reading it, but I might have to check it out!
I’ve been on the fence about whether or not to read it, but I might have to check it out!