Happy Top 5 Tuesday everyone! I am SO excited for this topic! For some reason, opening lines are a thing that can hook me. It can be simple, bold, brutal, vulgar, and so on. But if it’s something unique, that line can often make me more interested in starting the story. When I listed this topic I went through my books to see how many lines I could talk about – turns out there were more than I thought!!! I couldn’t decide so there are 7 lines on this list – they were just too good not to mention!!
Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming topics in May – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!
“People often shit themselves when they die.”
Well, yes Mr. Kristoff, this is a true statement. But to start off a book stating that fact….. it’s both disgusting and incredibly intriguing! Makes me want to read on to see why this fact is being displayed to me. Well played sir.
“I’m pretty much fucked.”
This is quite possibly the most epic way to start a book. Ever. When the character is proclaiming the level upon which they’re screwed right off the hop… you know what’s coming is going to be good!!
“Joost had two problems: The moon and his moustache.”
What? I mean, what? Never in my life would I think that the moon or a moustache would be a problem. Well I guess a moustache could be considered a problem if I actually HAD one, seeing as how i’m a girl. Even still, this is a heck of a way to start a book!
“Life is bullshit.”
Well, simply said and I would sometimes have to agree!!
“The exorcist is dead.”
Hmmmm it’s called My Best Friends Exorcism…… and you’re starting it off telling me that the exorcist is already dead……. something tells me this isn’t going to end well! I’m completely interested!
“The second time I saw my dead Aunt Rosaria she was dancing.”
Wait, back the train up a bit here. This is the second time you’ve seen your dead aunt? What happened the first time? And why is she dancing now? Are you on drugs? Just saying…..
“Victor readjusted the shovels on his shoulder and stepped gingerly over an old, half sunken grave.”
Whelp…. we are in a cemetery about to possibly dig up a body…… I mean…… ewwwww! Nothing good can come out of this…..
TOP 5 TUESDAY PARTICIPANTS:
- Kristin Kraves Books
- Lili’s Blissful Pages
- The Bookish Deer
- Malanie Loves Fiction
- The Girl With All The Books
- Birdie Bookworm
- Caren Rich
- Kristina Reads
- Kyera’s Library
- Beach Bookworm
- Beware of the Reader
- Milkz’ Bookshelf
- Bookishly Rebecca
- Velvet Spade Reads
- The Reading Hobbit
- A Red Head’s Rambling
- Shades Of Paper
- Hanna Reads
- Stuck In Fiction
- Books Are Only The Beginning
- Camillea Reads
This list is so much fun to make! Opening lines are a way to grab someones attention and set the tone for the rest of the book. I hope I’m not the only one out there who is obsessed with opening lines!
As always, Tuesdays are always chaos, even when I attempt to clear my schedule. I will attempt to keep the list updated as quickly as possible! Remember, if I haven’t added you to the list, feel free to send me a message with a link to your post. I will get you added ASAP!
Until next time, happy reading!