T5W: Favorite First Sentences

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at Ginger Reads Lainey. Here is a link to the Goodreads page if you want to join in on the fun. This group is now run by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes .

This week’s topic is Favorite First Sentences. This is a pretty self-explanatory topic and I have chosen some of the sentences that for me have resonated with me for one reason or another. I personally have realised that the majority of the first lines that I like are classics. I tried to give a cross section, however I love a line that will grab you. Whether it shocks you, entices you or you just feel the beauty of it.

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5. “It was a pleasure to burn.” – Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (1953)

4. “Fuck You” – Don Winslow, Savages (2010) 

3. “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. ” –  Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale (2015)

2. “Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul” —Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (1955)

  1. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” —Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (1813)







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