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Reddit's List of Books With Great Opening Lines

This is a list compiled by Reddit user r/mrsironbad based on a list made by users in the suggest a book subreddit. The description is " A book that you immediately got hooked on because of its opening lines".
1,332 users · 1,960 views
 
made by Patrick Martin
avg. score: 11 of 67 (16%)
required scores: 1, 5, 8, 11, 16 

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1
One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude
2
Red Sister (Mark Lawrence)
Red Sister (Mark Lawrence)
3
The Raven Boys
The Raven Boys
4
The Hazel Wood (Melissa Albert)
The Hazel Wood (Melissa Albert)
5
To Kill a Kingdom (Alexandra Christo)
To Kill a Kingdom (Alexandra Christo)
6
The Virgin Suicides (Jeffrey Eugenides)
The Virgin Suicides (Jeffrey Eugenides)
7
The Martian
The Martian
8
The Crow Road
The Crow Road
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9
The Gunslinger (Stephen King)
The Gunslinger (Stephen King)
10
The Godwulf Manuscript
The Godwulf Manuscript
11
Angela's Ashes
Angela's Ashes
12
1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
13
David Copperfield
David Copperfield
14
The Bad Beginning
The Bad Beginning
15
The Final Empire (Brandon Sanderson)
The Final Empire (Brandon Sanderson)
16
Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
17
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
18
Dune
Dune
19
The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
20
The Passage
The Passage
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21
The Forever War (Joe Haldeman)
The Forever War (Joe Haldeman)
22
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's
23
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
24
The Outsiders
The Outsiders
25
All Systems Red (Martha Wells)
All Systems Red (Martha Wells)
26
The Repossession Mambo (Eric Garcia)
The Repossession Mambo (Eric Garcia)
27
Kurt Vonnegut - Mother Night
Kurt Vonnegut - Mother Night
28
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
29
Train to Pakistan
Train to Pakistan
30
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (Ocean Vuong)
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (Ocean Vuong)
31
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice
32
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
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33
Indexing (Seanan McGuire)
Indexing (Seanan McGuire)
34
Monstrous Regiment
Monstrous Regiment
35
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Shirley Jackson)
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Shirley Jackson)
36
Flowers for Algernon
Flowers for Algernon
37
Shantaram
Shantaram
38
Uprooted (Naomi Novik)
Uprooted (Naomi Novik)
39
The Historian
The Historian
40
It (Stephen King)
It (Stephen King)
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