Best First Line of a Book Ever!

How beautiful is this bookmark that one of my preschool students gave to me for the holidays? The little flower in the crystal ball is my favorite part. 🌸

I started reading a new book last night and to say that I absolutely LOVE the first line would be a serious understatement.

How incredibly TRUE is that?!?

That beauty of a first line belongs to this book:

Synopsis of The Last Chance Library {Freya Sampson}:

June Jones emerges from her shell to fight for her beloved local library, and through the efforts and support of an eclectic group of library patrons, she discovers life-changing friendships along the way.

Lonely librarian June Jones has never left the sleepy English village where she grew up. Shy and reclusive, the thirty-year-old would rather spend her time buried in books than venture out into the world. But when her library is threatened with closure, June is forced to emerge from behind the shelves to save the heart of her community and the place that holds the dearest memories of her mother.

Joining a band of eccentric yet dedicated locals in a campaign to keep the library, June opens herself up to other people for the first time since her mother died. It just so happens that her old school friend Alex Chen is back in town and willing to lend a helping hand. The kindhearted lawyer’s feelings for her are obvious to everyone but June, who won’t believe that anyone could ever care for her in that way.

To save the place and the books that mean so much to her, June must finally make some changes to her life. For once, she’s determined not to go down without a fight. And maybe, in fighting for her cherished library, June can save herself, too.

I’ll post my review once I finish reading!

Happy Friday! I hope your weekend is filled with love and BOOKS!

What is the first line of the book you are currently reading? I’d love to hear in the comments below!



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9 thoughts on “Best First Line of a Book Ever!

  1. That bookmark is very cute and it was very kind of your student to gift it to you. I’m currently reading Again, but Better by Christine Riccio and the first line is “I’m leaving the country because I have no friends.”


  2. That line sucked me in too. Even though I’m not much of a library user, I want to add that book to my TBR pile…must resist…
    Let’s see, first line of the book I’m reading? “We are not aware of our own folklore any more than we are of the grammatical rules of our language.” It’s an older book about urban legends and I’m loving it. It’s leading me to some interesting thoughts about the stories we share.


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