First Line Friday #2

First Line Fridays is a feature hosted by Hoarding Books where you post the first line of a book (or first 2) you plan to read, are currently reading, or just a book with lines in it. Come on now, don’t make it complicated! (I found out about this feature from Susan Loves Book, so thanks to her!)

Little Bee
Chris Cleave

(From Goodreads)

From the author of the international bestseller Incendiary comes a haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers—one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent widow from suburban London.

“Most days I wish I was a British pound coin instead of an African girl.”

What is the first line of the book you are currently reading or planning to read?
Post below in the comments!

14 Replies to “First Line Friday #2”

  1. Susan Dyer

    Happy Friday!😉

    My first lines come from Restaurant Weeks are Murder by Libby Klein…….

    “I don’t care how good Dr. Oz says it is, I’m not eating vegan cheese.” Aunt Ginny took the last stuffed pheasant off the Fraser fir, wrapped it in tissue paper, and placed it in an old Woolworth’s hat box to store until next Christmas.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!💕
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    • Cassie Post author

      I don’t even know the context or where it goes from there, but those lines got a bit of a start of a chuckle out of me. It sounds like a nice cozy mystery, which I am finding I love these days. I am adding this one to my TBR, so I remember it. Thanks for sharing and visiting Susan!

  2. Nicole Santana

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first few lines of Who I Am with You by Robin Lee Hatcher. It’s such a good book. I’m just beginning chapter 25, so I will share the first line from there.

    “Feeling elated by his day down in the valley, meeting with a financial advisor and a Realtor, Ridley rapped on Jessica’s back door.”

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with relaxing reading time. 😀❤📚

    • Cassie Post author

      I love the title of the book! Those lines though? I am going what is going on. What context does it have for the story. I may have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Rachel @ In Between Book Pages

    Hi! Happy Friday.

    I shared the first couple of lines from one of my recent reads, The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi, on my blog. I loved this book so much and to celebrate its coming release (January 15) I will be sharing the first couple of lines from its prologue chapter here.

    The matriarch of House Kore was running late for a dinner. In the normal course of things, she did not care for punctuality. Punctuality, with its unseemly whiff of eagerness was for peasants. And she was neither a peasant nor eager to endure a meal with the mongrel heir of House Nyx.

    Hope you enjoy that. Happy weekend!

    • Cassie Post author

      I have been seeing this book around on other blogs as well. I hadn’t seen any of the words from it though and those words are like “Wow, this seems very fantasy.” I imagine it is and it reminds me of something I would recommend to my partner, so I am going to do that. Thanks for posting some lines from it. 🙂


    Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I’m featuring Romancing the Bride by Melissa Jagears but I’m currently reading The Watch on the Fencepost by Kay DiBianca so I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (38) here: “Kate parked her car in the corner lot and strolled down the sidewalk toward Café Rouge.” Hope you have a nice relaxing weekend with plenty of reading time!

    • Cassie Post author

      Thanks for sharing your first line! I hope you have a relaxing weekend with plenty of reading time as well. I appreciate you visiting.

  5. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Marry Me Katie (Whispers in Wyoming Book 7)” by Lisa Prysock:

    “Flight #753 to Rockport Regional, come in Rockport Regional Airport… repeat… requesting permission to make an emergency landing… repeat… Flight #753 requesting permission to make an emergency landing. Low on fuel.”

  6. Yvette

    I’m sharing the first paragraph from a non-fiction book today, Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Here is the line that follows:

    “If his instincts were right, this was a girl who would throw herself headlong into danger.”

    Happy Friday!


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