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?
- 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!
The morning burned so August-hot, the marsh’s moist breath hung the oaks and pines with fog. The palmetto patches stood unusually quiet except for the low, slow flap of the heron’s wings lifting from the lagoon.
Can you guess that novel?
Here’s a hint: it’s been on the New York Times best-seller’s list for 67 weeks.
Of course! It’s Delia Owens’s Where the Crawdads Sing.
If you haven’t read it yet, take it from me, this should be your gift to yourself this Christmas!