Top Ten Tuesday – Best Opening Lines

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and it is now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Best Opening Lines. Here’s my list:

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.” – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

“Sometimes it seems like all I ever do is lie.” – The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

“It wasn’t a very likely place for disappearances, at least at first glance.” – Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

“I have just returned from a visit to my landlord – the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with.” – Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” – The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

“‘We should start back,’ Gared urged as the woods began to grow dark around them. ‘The wildlings are dead.’” – A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

“I’d never given much thought to how I would die – though I’d had reason enough in the last few months – but even if I had, I would not have imagined it like this.” – Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

“The toffees for the window display had been carefully painted with strong poison.” – The Mothers of Quality Street by Penny Thorpe

“There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.” – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

(All photos taken from Goodreads)

What’s your list of books on your Top Ten Tuesday?

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