Friday, May 10, 2019

First Line Fridays

Happy Friday friends!  It's time for another First Line Friday, and I couldn't seem to decide which book to feature this week, so I thought I would pick a classic.  Classic literature has always been my favorite, because it's where I started learning to love the written word.

I still remember reading Little Women and Oliver Twist when I was a young girl.  What are some of the first books you read?  Which were your favorites?  As always, happy reading!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  Little Women 
by Louisa May Alcott 

And the first line is...

"'Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents,' grumbled Jo, lying on the rug."  

 Happy reading and happy Friday!   

Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating! 


  1. Here is the first line from Lori Benton's upcoming release, The King's Mercy. "Alex McKinnon roused to the press wood beneath his cheek and an ominous churning in his gut."

    Happy Friday!

  2. Over on my blog, I'm sharing the first line from Sherrinda Ketchersid's debut novel "Lord of Her Heart". Here I'll share the first line from chapter 11 of the same book.
    "Tension filled the air as servants jostled each other in a frantic pace to prepare meals for those at the tournament."

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Classic!
    Today I shared the first line from Wooing Cadie McCaffrey by Bethany Turner but it's also the book I'm about to dig into so I don't have an extra line at the moment to share. Have a great weekend!

  4. Marmee! Great story! The first line from my current read, The Highest of Hopes by Susan Anne Mason is:
    "There was no turning back now!"

  5. It's been so long since I read Little Women! Today I'm sharing the first line from The Brave Art of Motherhood by Rachel Marie Martin:

    "Over the past five years, I've lived what I've jokingly called a public private life."

    1. I know--there are so many classics I would love to re-read. :) Happy reading Jolene!

  6. The first books I remember reading were Beverly Clearly's "Ramona" books. I loved them!

    I’m currently reading It’s a Love Story by Lincee Ray and the first line is “My first love story includes a stack of books from the library and a doll.”

    1. How wonderful to recall those first books that turned into a lifetime of reading! Happy Friday Ellie!

  7. The quote I'm sharing on my blog today is from the novella collection An Amish Reunion. This is the first line from page 81 of my current read, Who I Am With You by Robin Lee Hatcher:

    "Ignorance, Ridley discovered, isn't bliss."

    Have a great weekend!