Top Ten Tuesday: Opening lines

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s theme is opening lines, and I decided to go with opening lines of ten of my favorite books!


Spontaneity is overrated.

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

“I know you hate surprises, Stella. In the interests of communicating our expectations and providing you a reasonable timeline, you should know we’re ready for grandchildren.”

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

If you drew a straight line from my apartment in San Francisco to Berkeley, it would only be ten and a half miles, but even in the best commuting window it takes more than an hour without a car.

Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

“Tell me something, Penny . . .”

Penny knew that whatever Madison Chandler was going to say, she wasn’t going to enjoy it.

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

Welcome to Cold Creek, Colorado. Population: eight hundred.

Sadie by Courtney Summers

Daisy Jones was born in 1951 and grew up in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, California.

Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

It was night again.

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

I have a theory. Hating someone feels disturbingly similar to being in love with them.

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

“Are you all right?”

The voice was tinny in Adina’s ears. Her head ached, and she was wet. She remembered the plane pitching and falling, the smoke and screams, the panic, and then nothing.

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

abberant, adj.

“I don’t normally do this kind of thing,” you said.
“Neither do I,” I assured you.

The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

Did you do your own Top Ten Tuesday post today? Feel free to leave your link in the comments and I’ll check it out! Have you read any of these books? What are some of your favorite opening lines? Let’s talk in the comments!

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