“Top Ten Tuesday” is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is the Top Ten Best Opening Lines Of A Novel.
As always, these choices are listed in no particular order.
“It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York.”
“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.”
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
“I planned my death carefully; unlike my life, which meandered along from one thing to another, despite my feeble attempts to control it.”
“If it had not rained on a certain May morning Valancy Stirling’s whole life would have been entirely different.”
“No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy, would have supposed her born to be a heroine.”
“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”
“In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.”
“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”