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14 June 2019

Book Beginnings #71

For Book Beginnings, Rose City Reader invites us to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

For Friday 56, Freda's Voice asks you to turn to Page 56 in your book or 56% on your e-reader and pick a sentence.

I am currently reading Forget My Name by J.S. Monroe.

Forget My Name by J.S. Monroe

I can't remember my own name.
I think this is and excellent first line, it's dramatic and striking and has me asking so many questions, I can't wait to go on!

Judging from the cover and the blurb, I'm expecting Forget My Name to be one of those books that really gets in your head and has you questioning everything, and I can't wait to read it!
She looks unsteady on her feet and slumps down at the kitchen table, holding her head in her hands. "I'm sorry for coming here today, for walking into your life like this, you house, and I apologise if I've somehow upset you tonight."

I am well past this bit in the book, but it gives a good peek at what's to come. The characters hold a lot of regret and guilt and prejudice, their own preconceptions of each other.

It's a great story so far and although I haven't worked out what's going on yet, I'm intrigued and addicted.

What are you reading this week?


  1. I'm reading Friend Request by Laura Marshall and the first line is, "The email arrives in my inbox like an unexploded bomb: Maria Weston wants to be friends on Facebook". It's a great book so far!

    Jenny x

  2. I'm not reading again 😅 my slump this year isn't going away!

  3. That opening makes me want to know more!

  4. It is a great opening and the excerpt leaves me very curious. I think I'd enjoy this book.

    My Friday 56 from The House On Xenia

  5. That's such a great opening line! I'm definitely intrigued and want to know more! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have an awesome weekend! :)

  6. Very intriguing excerpts, Cora. I can see why you are enjoying this book.

  7. I haven’t heard of this before. Sounds interesting. Thank you for sharing.

    Lauren |

  8. Okay that is a great first line! I’ve been reading so much contemporary recently but I know when I’ve exhausted that I’ll be on to thrillers and mystery so I’ll keep my eyes peeled for this one! 😊

  9. You had me right from the beginning. :-) Happy weekend!

  10. Ooo I want to know more!!

  11. Does she have amnesia? why can't she remember her name? Thanks for visiting my blog.

  12. This is intriguing! Great review!

  13. That is such a great first line! It would completely suck me into the book.

  14. this week im reading the storm crow as im part of the booktour!

  15. Ooo, that opening line is powerful! It makes me curious about the book.
    This week, I am listening to the audiobook of Daisy Jones and the Six. I am not very far into it yet, so I haven't formed an opinion. But, I am excited to see what everyone is talking about.


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