11 Books That Will Hook You In From The Very First Line

Here are 11 books that will hook you in from the very first sentence. Check ‘em out, they just might change the way you shop for books forever.


1. My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

First Line: “There was a time, and it was many years ago now, when I had to stay in a hospital for almost nine weeks.” More Info
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2. Diving into the Wreck by Adrienne Rich

First Line: “Out in this desert we are testing bombs, / that’s why we came here.” More Infos
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3. Poor Your Soul by Mira Ptacin

First Line: “Every few Sundays, Segundo, the very short superintendent who lives in the basement at 223 East 32nd Street, opens the back pages of the Village Voice and orders two very tall call girls.” More Infos
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4. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

First Line: “The first annoying thing is when I ask Dad what he thinks happened to Mom, he always says, ‘What’s most important is for you to understand it’s not your fault.’” More Infos
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