15 Opening Lines 🔛 That Hook You 🎣 Right in to Read the Whole Book📚 ...


I love opening lines that hook you right in.

You picked a book because it’s a favorite author, or it’s highly recommended by a friend who read it, or just because you fancied it.

And when you read the opening line, you’re gripped.

You can’t wait to read the rest of the story.

Only time will tell if the story lives up to the promise you felt in those first words.

Here are some great opening lines that will make you want to read the whole book.

1. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

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“There was a time, and it was many years ago now, when I had to stay in a hospital for almost nine weeks”.

Oooh, why was she in hospital?

Did someone hurt her?

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2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.”

A classic beginning to an all-time classic American Dream novel!

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3. 1984 by George Orwell

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“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking 13.”

What, the clocks struck 13?

What does he mean?

Must keep reading!

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4. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

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“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’”.

Woah, what happened to her mom?

WAS it her fault?

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5. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

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“There are some men who enter a woman’s life and screw it up forever.”

This is relatable on so many levels!

Better keep reading to see what happened!

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