First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
Things were fuzzy when I first came into the world. I remember a lot of scrambling and sometimes fighting to get at my mama’s teat, but there was always enough room once we settled into our respective places and I never went hungry. It seems in those early days all I did was eat, sleep, poop, and pee. It was an easy life, but not very exciting.
I adore this story by one of my favorite authors, although it’s a change from her usual stories. Sometimes you don’t know if you’ll like something until you try it!
You may have figured out the narrator in these beginning lines isn’t human.
I highly recommend this book, it’s truly amazing.
Atticus: A Woman’s Journey with the World’s Worst Behaved Dog by Sawyer Bennett
If you’re interested in reading my review on this one, you can find it here.