So Top Ten Tuesdays is hosted from The Broke and the Bookish (here’s a link http://brokeandbookish.blogspot.ca/) and I thought it would be fun to do these with them. They have some really fun lists. So bear with me while I try to pick my top tens.
Top Ten Beginnings and Endings
This is a really tough one guys. I don’t even know if I can remember any! I’m going to split this in half and pick 5 of each. These also aren’t in any order.
Beginnings ( I picked favorite first lines.)
- Grave Mercy – R.L. LaFevers : I just love this whole book.
“I bear a deep red stain that runs from my left shoulder down to my right hip, a trail left by the herbwitch’s poison that my mother used to try to expel me from her womb. That I survived, according to the herbwitch, is no miracle but a sign I have been sired by the god of death himself.”
- Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling : Obviously this book has to be on here. The beginning isn’t just a beginning to a book, it’s the beginning to a whole series.
“Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”
- Divergent – Veronica Roth : I loved the start of this book. It was perfect for the rest of the book to follow.
“There is one mirror in my house. It is behind a sliding panel in the hallway upstairs. Our faction allows me to stand in front of it on the second day of every third month, the day my mother cuts my hair.”
- Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austen : I just love the first line of this one. It sets off the whole book.
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – C.S. Lewis : This has one of the best first lines ever written I think.
“There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.”
- The Book Thief – Marcus Zusack : I just loved how death was narrating the story. It was such a great ending. “I am haunted by humans.”
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling : I can’t not put this on here. It’s my favorite series for a reason.
- I Am The Messenger – Markus Zusak : This was such a good ending! I don’t want to spoil it.
- The Truth About Forever – Sarah Dessen : The whole last paragraph of this book was really great.
- Cinder – Marissa Meyer : This was just a really nicely written ending.
What are your favorites? Let me know!