top ten tuesday

10 Most Iconic Opening Lines

hi everyone! hope you have a great day despite the pandemic going on. for today TTT’s topic, i’m going to write 10 most iconic opening lines, that i remember it and could tell which book it was from even if i haven’t read said books in a long time. there’s just something interesting and catchy with these lines. without further ado, here they are :


“Look, I didn’t want to be a halfblood”
(the lightning thief by rick riordan)

“Kell wore a very peculiar coat”
(a darker shade of magic by v. e. schwab)

“It took seven years to get the letter right”
(caraval by stephanie garber)


“It’s the first day of November, and so, today, someone will die”
(the scorpio races by maggie stiefvater)

“I have a heart for every year I’ve been alive”
(to kill a kingdom by alexandra christo)

“My mother thinks I’m dead”
(legend by marie lu)


“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife”
(pride and prejudice by jane austen)

“No night was perfect for treason, but this one came close”
(descendant of the crane by joan he)

“There are three sirens on the beach today”
(songs from the deep by kelly powell)

“The Santos women never go to the sea”
(don’t date rosa santos by nina moreno)

have you read any of these books? what’s your favorite opening lines? don’t forget to leave your TTT links in the comment ❤

19 thoughts on “10 Most Iconic Opening Lines

  1. I love TLT’s opening line!! Also, I need to read Don’t Date Rosa Santos and Descendant of the Crane.


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