10 Great Opening Lines

Happy Top Ten... Thursday?? 
I am super late on all of my blog link-ups this week and that is because it is the LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!
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So we have been working on making sure everything is done.  

Anyways, Top Ten Tuesday on That Artsy Reader Girl's blog this week was: Top Ten Opening Lines.

Now, I can't remember too many opening lines just off the top of my head, so I just went through some of my favorite books and picked the opening lines that were best! (I also tried to include some classics because I have been dreaming of classics I've read since I made my Classics Club commitment) Cheating?  Maybe!  But I'm cutting all kinds of corners this week!  😂. Here's my list: 

1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

When I think of my wife, I always think of the back of her head. I picture cracking her lovely skull, unspooling her brain, trying to get answers. The primal questions of a marriage: What are you thinking? How are you feeling? What have we done to each other?

2. Secret Window, Secret Garden by Stephen King

‘You stole my story,’ the man on the doorstep said. ‘You stole my story and something’s got to be done about it. Right is right and fair is fair and something has to be done.’

3. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

4. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be an heroine. 

5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards, no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.

6. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hold, and that means comfort.

7. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe

Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees — very gradually — I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.

8. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York.

9. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

10. 1984 by George Orwell
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.

Pretty inspiring, huh? Now, show me yours!

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  1. That Pride and Prejudice quote has been really popular this week!

    My TTT .

  2. I can imagine! It is an excellent opener :)

  3. Your list is so good!! I've seen the quote from The Night Circus on a lot of lists this week... I forgot how great the opening of Gone Girl is... And, I watched Secret Window (2004) last week, so it's cool that it's on your list.

    My TTT.

    1. The quote from Gone Girl really sets the tone of the book.

      Secret Window was a really good movie adaption, it followed the book really closely and it's probably my favorite Stephen King movie.

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

  4. Pride and Prejudice is my pick.

  5. The Tell-Tale Heart is such a great choice.

    Thanks for stopping by our post last week.


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