Top 5 Wednesday – Favorite First Sentences

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

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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.

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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!)

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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.

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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!

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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?

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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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