Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite First Sentences

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Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey on Youtube) as a way for book reviewers and lovers to share their love of lists every Wednesday. Check out the Goodreads group.

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  2. The Hobbit
  3. This Savage Song
  4. Pride and Prejudice
  5. The Sword of Summer

This is a pretty simple Top 5 Wednesday just highlighting some of my favorite first sentences in books. Most of these hold so much nostalgia I had to put them on list, another is super recent, and one was just too hilarious to pass up. Check them out!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.

The Hobbit

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.

This Savage Song

The night Kate Harker decided to burn down the school chapel, she wasn’t angry or drunk. She was desperate.

Pride and Prejudice

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

The Sword of Summer

Yeah, I know. You guys are going to read about how I died in agony, and you’re going to be like “Wow! That sounds cool, Magnus! Can I die in agony too?”

So those are my Top 5 Favorite First Sentences! What are some of your favorites? Let me know in the comments below!

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