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11 Books That Will Hook You In From The Very First Line




Here are 11 books that will hook you in from the very first sentence. Check ‘em out, they just might change the way you shop for books forever.

1. My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
First Line: “There was a time, and it was many years ago now, when I had to stay in a hospital for almost nine weeks.”  More Infos

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2. Diving into the Wreck by Adrienne Rich
First Line: “Out in this desert we are testing bombs, / that’s why we came here.”  More Infos

3. Poor Your Soul by Mira Ptacin
First Line: “Every few Sundays, Segundo, the very short superintendent who lives in the basement at 223 East 32nd Street, opens the back pages of the Village Voice and orders two very tall call girls.”  More Infos

4. Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
First Line: “The first annoying thing is when I ask Dad what he thinks happened to Mom, he always says, ‘What’s most important is for you to understand it’s not your fault.’”  More Infos

5. Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein
First Line: “I only wanted one thing on tour: to slam my hand in a door and break my fingers.”  More Infos

6. The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander
First Line: “The story seems to begin with catastrophe but in fact began earlier and is not a tragedy but rather a love story.”  More Infos

7. Just Kids by Patti Smith
First Line: “I was asleep when he died.”  More Infos

8. Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins
First Line: “Punting the prairie dog into the library was a mistake.”  More Infos

9. Sunday's on the Phone to Monday by Christine Reilly
First Line: “Mathilde’s father, James Spicer, had been the last person she’d known to use a shoehorn and a handkerchief, archaic tools gone the way of arrowheads and telegrams.”  More Infos

10. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
First Line: “The twelve men congregated in the smoking room of the Crown Hotel gave the impression of a party accidentally met.”  More Infos

First Line: “Very little is known, though much has been written, about the true nature of the jinn, the creatures made of smokeless fire.”  More Infos
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