Sunday, June 21, 2015

Bookish First Impressions...

Here are a few first lines from some books that I recently read and enjoyed, but didn't review; see if any of them make you want to read more.

First line: Billions died in less than twenty-four hours.
Title: Autumn by David Moody
(One of the best zombie apocalypse books I've ever read!)

First line:  In life you never get what you deserve: you get what you negotiate. That was the first lesson he taught me. 
Title: The Accidental Apprentice by Vikas Swarup
(A brilliant novel by the author of Slumdog Millionaire.)

First line: The strangeness of a minotaur working at a burger joint wasn't lost on Helen, but she'd needed a summer job.
Title: Helen & Troy's Epic Road Quest by A. Lee Martinez
(This fantasy has a minotaur girl, an All-American boy, and a three-legged dog on a mythic quest across an enchanted America. It's awesome!)

First line: Moonlight filled our bedroom with windblown tree shadows and uncertain light that gathered in pools on the carpet.
Title: A Barricade in Hell by Jaime Lee Moyer
(This is the sequel to Delia's Shadow, which was one of my favorite reads of 2014.)

First line: In the summer of 2005, I was having coffee at Burger King with Harper Lee.
Title: The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills
(This is the story of Mill's friendship with the reclusive author and her sister, and a must-read for any and all lovers of To Kill a Mockingbird.)


  1. All of these first lines are great. I have The Mockingbird Next Door but haven't read it yet. Glad to see your recommendation!

    1. It was fun to see a different side of Nelle Harper Lee; I enjoyed it a lot.

  2. I agree, they sound great! I am putting Helen & Troy's Epic Road Quest on my reading list :)

    1. It's so funny! Let me know how you like it.