Book A Day Challenge Day #1 | Iconic First Line

I just saw this challenge on the Penguin UK twitter page and although it's really an instagram challenge & I don't have an instagram account, I just couldn't resist getting involved here instead! I'm going to try and not think about the prompts too much and go with the first thing that pops into my head each day, otherwise I'll have too many options and not be able to decide! (I'm the worst decision maker!)

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
" It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen" 

Which iconic first line from a book would you choose?



  1. I love this and I hope you don't mind but will be blogging along with it too! I chose Walt Whitman's Song of Myself (

  2. I've loved this challenge so I've done it on my blog..hope you don't mind sweety!!!:) My choice has been Pride and Prejudice!<3

  3. mine is from I Capture the Castle 'I write this sitting in the kitchen sink..'

    I am reading 1984 now and I'm finding it so interesting, I'm about halfway through and loving it!


  4. For some reason I really love the opening line from Rebecca "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again..."
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  5. this is my favorite book!! I'm so excited you chose it, very good post!

  6. Gosh, this is a tough one! Like Andreea, 'Rebecca' instantly popped into my head. It's a classic! xxx

  7. I will have to second everyone who's saying Rebecca! As well as Pride and Prejudice and I Capture the Castle.


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