Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Gilion @Rose City Reader. The idea is to share the beginning of a book each week.
The way a book begins is so important. Will it hook you straight away? Does it have significant meaning that will be revealed later? I have this weird thing for a book’s first lines. I pay very close attention to it and sometimes I even grab one of my favorites off the shelf and have a peek at the first line, just to be reminded of where the book started out.
So why not do a fun little weekly post showing off some of the first lines of recent reads? And why not make a game out of it?
I’m going to share with you two book beginnings and reveal which books they are. Then I’d like you to answer these two questions:
- Which of these grabs your attention more based solely on the first line?
- After knowing what the books are about, which one would you be more interested in reading?
Find these books on Goodreads:
My Lovely Wife & The Luminous Dead
Personally, I think the first lines of The Luminous Dead are more interesting, it raises a lot of questions and you can’t really beat “She’d never gone this deep”. Excuse me?! So The Luminous Dead definitely won the book beginnings battle.
However, judging from the synopsis, My Lovely Wife sounds more like my kind of book.
Those were today’s book beginnings. Now I would like to hear from you…
What do you think of these first lines?
Which book won the battle for you?
Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!