October 2018 Reads | First Lines

I decided that it would be fun to start a new feature to add the the wrap up of books I read every month. For me most of the time I pick up and look at books in the store it is the first lines that capture my attention and draw me in. It has always been intriguing to me the amount of thought that must go into those first words the author decides to but as the introduction to their work. The first lines are your first impression of the books.

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“When a couple of years ago a friend of mine from childhood, who had grown into a brilliant, strong, kind woman, asked me to tell her how to raise her baby girl a feminist, my first thought was that I did not know.”

Anchor by Kandi Steiner
“Happy Twenty-First Birthday, Bear!”

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
“There is a tradition in our kingdom, one all castes of demon and human follow.”

The Bone Artist by Madeleine Roux
“His friend’s voice was frantic on the other end of the line.”

Catacomb by Madeleine Roux
” These were the words as they were first put down: First, that the Artist should choose and Object dear to the deceased.”

The Warden by Madeleine Roux
“This exasperating girl still exhibits a strong tendency towards selflessness.”