Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite First Sentences

For anyone unfamiliar with Top 5 Wednesday, it’s a weekly meme that was created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey and is now moderated by Sam from Thoughts On Tomes. The group communicates through Goodreads.

August 17th: Favorite First Sentences
Pretty self-explanatory. Favorite first sentences of a book.

Here’s my Top 5 books. It wasn’t easy since my reading slump have prevented me from actually read anything for past two years and I do not remember anything that I read before my reading slump, but one. You’ll see it as #6. My Top 5 is actually from what I have read this year so far so in no particular order. 

1. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo


When I first read Leigh’s new book without reading her trilogy, The Grisha Trilogy. I thought I’d be confused and lost even though Leigh has said that we do not need to read the trilogy. Well, when I first read the very first sentence, I just knew I will be okay. You’ll see why soon. 

Joost had two problems: the moon and his mustache.

2. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson


Since this is a YA Contemporary, I knew it has to be something teeengary (I don’t know what else to call it), but I wasn’t expecting this. It made me more curious on what list the narrator was talking about. Why did Sloane leave? It is making me questions and wanting answers like NOW! 

The list arrived after Sloane had been gone two weeks.

3. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff


Please tell me the first sentence for Nevernight doesn’t make you want to read more…

People often shit themselves when they die.

4. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff


Do I need to say more?!

So here’s the file that almost killed me, Director.

5. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken


As I first heard the synopsis for Passenger and then saw the cover, I just knew that I had to read this book. I then read the first sentence, it just pulled me in more. 

As they ascended, retreating farther from the winding trails that marked the way to nearby villages, the world opened to him in its purest form: silent, ancient, mysterious.

6. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks


I know there are not many people who would love to read Nicholas Sparks but I am one of these people who does. He has magic with words. Here’s the first sentence of The Notebook. 

Who am I? And how, I wonder, will this story end?


3 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite First Sentences

  1. _giovannard says:

    Great Top 5! I’ve had Since You’ve Been Gone, for a while now. I need to hurry up and read it! I never even thought to write down or mark the great first sentences in the books I’ve read, so this week’s topic was a little hard. I had to switch it up a bit 🙂 My T5W! 😀

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