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:
1. Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read, on your TBR, a past read…any book you’d like) and open to the first page
2. Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
3. Finally… reveal the book!
I have a fatal flaw. I like to think we all do.
This book has been on my TBR for a while, it was a hot commodity this past summer.
I’ve been on a waiting list at my brick and mortar library, as well as my online library. Finally got the book a couple of weeks ago and it’s now due in a few days without me having read it yet! Ugh! Why do I do this? I don’t want to be on another months long waiting list so my goal is to finish it before the weekend is out.
My only fear about reading this one is that it won’t live up to the hype. I generally give more time between the hype of a book and actually reading the book so my expectations aren’t too high.
Beach Read by Emily Henry
A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.
Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast.
They’re polar opposites.
In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they’re living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer’s block.
Until, one hazy evening, one thing leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She’ll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he’ll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. Really.