Top Ten Tuesday – Opening Lines

I kept seeing blog posts about this Top Ten Tuesday thing but I always happened to see it on a day that wasn’t Tuesday, so I never got around to taking part. So today I set myself an alarm so I wouldn’t forget. You might think I’m joking, but I absolutely am not.

I really want to write more on here but I struggle sometimes thinking of what to write about, so something like this TTT is exactly what I needed to hopefully get me in the habit of updating more.

Truth be told, I struggled a bit to try to find 10 books to fit this theme, which is Opening Lines. I only ended up picking 8 books, so that will have to do this time. According to the blog that hosts this – – this theme can be open to interpretation but I decided to go with the first thing I assumed it meant before reading the instructions and list the books that pulled me in immediately with the first few words of the story. If I’m being honest, some of these I actually haven’t gotten around to finishing yet, because I get easily distracted by new books but nevertheless, these are the opening lines that made me go “I have to read this one!”

“Benny Imura couldn’t hold a job, so he took to killing.” – Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

Accidents ambush the unsuspecting, often violently, just like love.” – The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

Althea Proserpine is raising her daughter on fairy tales.” – The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

The night could be worse, considering. The likelihood of a public death was low.” – The Winter Duke by Claire Eliza Bartlett

“Once upon a time always began on nights like tonight.” – The Beholder by Anna Bright

“The circus arrives without warning.” – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

“Once there was a little girl who played her music for a little boy in the wood. She was small and dark, he was tall and fair, and the two of them made a fancy pair as they danced together, dancing to the music the little girl heard in her head.” – Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

“There is a pirate in the basement. (The pirate is a metaphor but also still a person.)” – The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern


    • Oh it definitely is. I need to make time to read it again soon. Have you read the Starless Sea yet? I might actually love it even more than the Night Circus…but it’s a tough call!

      • I tried to listen to the audiobook. I wouldn’t recommend ti that way. It was so confusing, so I ended up giving up. I might go back at some point and try the physical book.

    • Just mention fairy tales and I’m sucked in instantly! 🙂 I can’t wait to check out your blog, I’ll go do that right now!

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