Hey Bookworms !! Probably the hardest part about writing a book is how to start a story in the first place. The First lines have a huge impact on the readers . The beginning of it carries the daunting task of hooking the prospective reader in and has a very brief window of time to do so. So Here are my top 5 opening lines .


Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.- From Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”- Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

“The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle.” Paper Towns by John Green

“Everyone thinks it was because of snow. “- If I Stay- Gayle Forman

“Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.”-Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

“It’s midnight, it’s sweltering, and I might be high on Vicodin, but that guy—that guy right over there—that’s him. The him.”– Isla and the Happily Ever After, by Stephanie Perkins

Have you read any of them ? Do you love the first line of the books you read or you are one of those people who judge the book by its cover ? Any recommendations for me ? Let’s chat in the comments section