First Lines Fridays: 19 August 2016

Happy Friday you guys!! What have you guys been reading this week?

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!


No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy, would have supposed her born to be an heroine. Her situation in life, the character of her father and mother, her own person and disposition, were all equally against her.

northanger abbey

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Catherine Morland is a young girl with a very active imagination. Her entry into the fashionable scene in Bath results in an invitation to stay with new friends at Northanger Abbey, but Catherine’s naivety and love of sensational novels lead to embarrassing and entertaining consequences.

I started Northanger Abbey a couple of days ago and I’m liking it a lot! Catherine is a very relatable heroine since she feels so… normal. Like she isn’t pretty, or has great connections to have herself a fashionable debut into society.

Have you noticed I’m reading the shortest Jane Austen books first? I’m wondering if I should pick up Sense and Sensibility or Pride and Prejudice next…


7 thoughts on “First Lines Fridays: 19 August 2016

  1. I love that opening of Northanger Abbey! It drew me in right away. I have a feeling it will be the next Austen I end up reading because of its size too. 🙂

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