Here are the first lines from a few of the 26 books sitting on my TBR shelf:
First Line: If there had ever been such a thing as a Miss Muslim contest, all but one of the women in my family would have won it.
Title: Salaam, Paris by Kavita Daswanit
Genre: Chic Lit/Women's Fiction
First Line: She was a young woman in a plaid coat and cap, neither tall nor short, dark nor fair, not quite pretty enough to turn a head: the sort of woman who could, if necessary, lose herself in a crowd.
Title: Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman
Genre: Non-fiction biography about Nelly Bly's race around the world.
First Line: It is always my opinion, that fewer women were undone by love than vanity; and that those mistakes the sex are sometimes guilty of, proceed, for the most part, rather from inadvertency, than a vicious inclination.
Title: The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless by Eliza Haywood
Genre: Classic Fiction
First Line: Purity Drake tried to struggle as the long needle of the syringe sank towards her arm, but the leather straps on the restraining table were binding her down too tight.
Title: The Rise of the Iron Moon by Stephen Hunt
Genre: Steampunk Science Fiction
First Line: That year at Christmas time, every morning dawned laced with frost under leaden skies.
Title: The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Genre: Literary Fiction
Which would you read first?
I hope everyone has a happy Fourth of July!
And Happy Reading!