Today is a lovely freebie day for Top Ten Tuesday (as always hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl). Instead of struggling to figure out what I wanted to come up with, I already saw a great idea a few weeks ago as we were doing the inspirational book quotes prompt (that I passed on).
Lovely Alicia from A Kernel of Nonsense shared opening lines in books that she loved for that prompt and that a 100% grabbed me. I almost always pass on the quote prompts because I can’t remember them. But first or opening lines, well that is different. I can look those up easily! So I went by some of my owned books and am now sharing the results.
A Darker Shade of Magic // Starting a book with a peculiar coat really got my attention haha.
Aru Shah and the End of Time // Which is the truth and it made me wonder what these highly dangerous things were that she could get used to.
Hogfather // Pratchett always has a way with words and capturing your attention.
Red Sister // Look you can’t talk like this about a nun and expect me not to question your sanity.
The Screaming Staircase // Ingenious ways of mucking up. My favorite kind.
Timekeeper // How do you misplace an hour?
Uprooted // The word dragon of course had my attention. Even more so with a capitol D. Everything else didn’t even matter.
A Monster Calls // This one stuck in my head the most after reading the book. Because yeah that is when the monsters come to me too sometimes…
What is one of your favorite first lines?