First Line Fridays: “Broken Things” by Lauren Oliver

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First Line Fridays is a weekly feature hosted by Hording Books.

Oh, hey, look it’s Friday!

You don’t know how happy I am to say that. This week wasn’t at all busy, but I was sick for half of it, sick and still going to work, and it was just so tiring. I put in for a couple of days off work even though I’m already on the mend. I’m actually going on a trip (just a weekender) with a couple of my friends, and I still need to pack, so this FLF will be a quick one.

This week I’ll be featuring a couple of lines from a book I just finished today. I definitely have things to say about this one (though if you follow or if we’re friend on Goodreads, you have an idea how I feel about this one) but writing the review would have to wait ’til I get back home this Sunday evening.




Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane – before everyone from Connecticut to California knew us by that tagline, and blogs ran pictures of our faces, and searching out names led to sites that crashed from all the traffic – we were just girls, and there were only two of us.


I finished reading this one earlier today and I’m still gathering my thoughts about it, but I sure as hell have opinions about this one. I have Tana French’s The Witch Elm to read next. I’ll be bringing my Kindle to the beach though, so I’m not sure how much reading I could do there.

Anyway, that’s it for me today. Enjoy your weekend, everyone!



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10 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: “Broken Things” by Lauren Oliver

  1. joyofreadingweb says:

    Over on my blog, I’m featuring the first line from The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear. Do stop by and check it out. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


  2. bellesmoma16 says:

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Connilyn Cossette’s newest novel, Shelter of the Most High. I cannot wait to get into this book. Currently, I am reading A Tale of Two Hearts by Michelle Griep. It is SO good. I am loving it. I am on chapter 23, so I will post the first line from that chapter here:

    “He’d meant to talk to his uncle, truly he had, but the next day passed in a blur of festive activities — and never once had Uncle been without Miss Whymsy at his side.”

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with lots of good reading!


  3. Anneliese Dalaba says:

    I’m glad you get to have some time to rest with friends after such an uncomfortable week. On my blog today, I am featuring one of my favorites, “The Princess” by Lori Wick. Here I will share the first lines from Chapter 3. “Nikolai stood alone in his bedroom and told himself to breathe deeply. He had the window wide open, cool as it was, but still felt as if he were going to suffocate. This was his wedding day.” Have a wonderful weekend!


  4. thebeccafiles says:

    Happy Friday! I forgot about this week being about favorite genre but I DID share one from one of my favorite authors. I have to say historical fiction is my favorite, but I also like suspense to change things up a bit. I’m currently in-between books but I’ll be be starting a new book after dinner tonight. Hope you have a great weekend with lots of quality reading time!


  5. susandyer1962 says:

    Happy Friday!😊

    My first lines come from Jacob’s Bell by John Snyder…

    A deafening screech, then a loud thud jolted Jacob McCallum upright from his slumber as the freight train pulled into the Chicago yards on a chilly September morning in 1944.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😊📚🎃


  6. lelandandbecky says:

    Happy Weekend! My first line is from Until I Met You by Kimberly Rose Johnson, which is included in the collection A Christmas To Remember:

    “Early Saturday morning, Brandi Prescott held her latte in one hand and opened the door to leave her favorite coffee shop in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle.”


  7. Yvette - Bookworlder says:

    Happy Friday! I’m featuring Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd on my blog, here is the second line:

    “All present quickened as lightning pierced the ground just outside the wide panel of windows, like a finger pointing deep within the earth.”


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