Top 5 Wednesday – Favorite First Sentences


This week’s T5W is a fun one: Favorite First Sentences!

their eyes were watching god

1. “Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board.” – Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston – I think this is such a beautifully written line.

the martian

2. “I’m pretty much fucked.” – The Martian by Andy Weir – Give this a read if you haven’t already (the movie is good too!)

A Good Man is Hard to Find

3. “The Grandmother didn’t want to go to Florida.” – A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flanner O’Conner – I know a lot of people don’t care for them, but I love short stories. And Flannery O’Conner writes a mean one. Grandmother definitely should have avoided the trip to Florida.

4. “If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: In love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.” – The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. I’m about halfway through this book and I’m really enjoying it!


5. “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 Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling – The first line of my favorite series.

Those are some of my favorites – what are yours?


4 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday – Favorite First Sentences

  1. Surely you know about the three newest short books by JK? I mentioned them on either Old Fossil Writes or Old Fossil’s Library….you can’t neglect those!! Most of the info is on Pottermore, but it’s nice to have it all condensed. 🙂

    LOVE reading about the books you’ve read, Heather!

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