Friday, July 24, 2020

First Line Fridays: July 23rd

This weekly meme is hosted by Hoarding Books.  Here's a book I listened to a few weeks ago: The Hate U Give eBook: Thomas, Angie: Kindle Store

First Line: "I shouldn't have come to this party."

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Thoughts? Did it grab your attention? Let me know below. 

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  1. I need to get my hands on a copy of this book! Have a wonderful weekend!!

  2. I'm currently reading Georgana's Secret by Arlem Hawks (a very cool name, btw). I'm on chapter 12, so I'll share the first line from there: "Seawater made poor wash water." I think I'd have to agree! Hope you have an excellent weekend. 🙂❤📚

  3. Happy Friday! Today, I'm sharing the first line from A Foreign Crown by Jen Geigle Johnson. "The mist over the water cleared enough that Prince Layton Christian Wilhelm could see through his spyglass the Jolly Roger unfurl off the topmast of the enemy ship."

  4. Happy Friday!!

    Over on my blog I am sharing the first line from Start with Me by Kara Isaac.
    "Of course, this latest allegation has been a huge shock to all of us."

    Have a lovely weekend!

  5. I cried through so much of this book. Absolutely gut-wrenching and also a stunning debut. definitely read her second, On the Come Up, if you haven't yet!

    1. Yes, it left me emotional as well.

      I hope to read On the Come Up soon. I'm also looking forward to the continuation of the Hate U Give.

    2. On the Come Up is such a different story but equally as powerful. Thomas is one of my must-read authors now.

  6. My first line is from DON’T KEEP SILENT by Elizabeth Goddard
    Denver, Colorado
    Dread warred with hope as Rae Burke shivered in the cold outside on the porch.