The first words you read can often set the tone for the entire story. I thought it would be fun to keep track of the first lines of the books I read each month and share them with you. Below are the first lines for all the books I read in January.
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
"My Mother's a prostitute."
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
"The screw threw Cinder's ankle had rusted, the engraved cross marks worn to a mangled circle."
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
"Late in the winter of my seventeenth year, my mother decided I was depressed, presumably because I rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, read the same book over and over, ate infrequently, and devoted quite a bit of my abundant free time to thinking about death."
Pivot Point by Kasie West
" 'Head's up,' a loud voice called from my right."
The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen
"I had arrived early for my own assassination."
The Sin Eater's Confession by Ilsa J. Bick
"To all whom this might concern: Call me Ben.
"What unbearable guilt!"
Struck By Lightning by Chris Colfer
"Dear Journal, one more school year with these shitheads and I will be free."
My favorite this month is a toss up between The Fault In Our Stars and Struck By Lightning. I love how both lines manage to provide such insight into the main character with just one sentence.
My least favorite this month was Pivot Point. Boring.