First Line Friday is a weekly feature that I now love to take part in.

It is hosted by Wandering Words.

What if, instead of judging a book by its cover or by its author, we judged the book by its opening lines?

Here is how it works:

– Pick a book off your shelf and open to the first page.

– Copy the first few lines without giving the book away.

– Reveal the book.

I would like to use these posts to reveal books on my TBR in the hope that I can find my next great read!

Here we go!

The last colour vanishes with an audible pop, as if it’s been sucked through a straw.

And now everything I see is in black and white. Including the pillow fort. At seventeen, I’m too old to be hiding in one, but I can’t bring myself to move. I’m a frozen tableau of WTF?, staring out through the duvet at my colourless bedroom.

In front of me, my window frames out back garden like an old photograph. It’s the last day of August, and white sunshine is cascading over the monochrome flower beds. Roses and clematis and honeysuckle, all rewritten in grey.

There are more than ten million colours in the world, and I can no longer see a single one.


Whoa. Scroll down to reveal the book!

How To Be Luminous by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

I got this book at YALC this year and still haven’t got around to reading it. It sounds so good! 🙂

Have you read it yet? What did you think? Let me know in the comments. 😃