Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite First Sentences

T5W: Favorite First Sentences

Hello, good people of the Internet! Today I’m bringing you another Top 5 Wednesday— this week, the topic is Favorite First Sentences. I decided to go with a different approach to this week and bring you my favorite first sentences in the form of quoteable graphics. So, without further adieu, let’s get into the quotes!

1. The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss by Max Wirestone
"The only time I met Jonah Long he was wearing a fake beard, a blue-pin striped captain's outfit, and a toy pipe that blew soap bubbles." -Max Wirestone, The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss

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

3. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
"I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen." -Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

4. “The Love of My Life” by Cheryl Strayed
"The first time I cheated on my husband, my mother had been dead for exactly one week." -Cheryl Strayed, The Love of My Life

5. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
"If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book." -Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events

In the comments down below, be sure to let me know what your favorite first sentences are and if you liked this format for Top 5 Wednesday!

Until next time,

6 thoughts on “T5W: Favorite First Sentences

  1. Sara @ freadomlibrary says:

    Wow number 4 really packs a punch doesn’t it?
    I remember reading the first book in Series of Unfortunate Events and not taking that warning of the first sentence seriously. Needless to say, I haven’t finished or started re-reading the series to finish because I’m a lover at heart and those those are soul ripping! Nothing good happens!
    Love that you’re blogging more!


  2. Emma says:

    Ooo I really like the quotable graphics, great job! 🙂 I love the opening of A Series of Unfortunate Events, it pretty much sets the tone for the entire tragic saga – just in the case the title didn’t warn readers enough. Anna Karenina made it onto my list too; such a great opening line.


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