First Chapter, First Paragraph is one of the two memes that I will be alternating on Thursdays in place of my Ink & Batter posts during the summer, when I won't be baking due to the heat!
I discovered this meme via the ladies of My Shelf Confessions, and it is hosted on Tuesdays by Bibliophile by the Sea. But since I already have my blog tours posts and Tell Me Tuesdays, I thought that it'd work best on Thursdays for me!
The idea of this meme/feature is quite self-explanatory from its name, we share the first paragraph of the first chapter of our current read! Quite a good teaser for others to read and see if they'd be intrigued!
This week I'm sharing the beginning of an ARC I got approved by Harlequinn Teen via NetGalley that will release next month and that I'm buddy reading with the awesome Becca from Pivot Book Reviews (and Totes!).
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
There's no need to be afraid
Jefferson High School, Davisburg, Virginia February 2, 1959
THE WHITE PEOPLE are waiting for us.
Chuck seem them first. He's gone out ahead of our group to peer around the corner by the hardware store. From there you can see all Jefferson High."
What do you think? Would you want to know more?
What are you reading right now?
I definitely want to know more. The "White people are waiting for us" bit definitely tingled my "this is intriguing!" sense haha. If this a contemporary drama or romance, Pili? :)ReplyDelete
I'm currently reading Crushed by Eliza Crewe! So far so awesome :))
Faye at The Social Potato
It's more historical contemporary fiction, if that makes sense? It's based on real events as far as I know and although is not nowaday events, it's 1959... I think it's more drama but I feel some romance coming too, definitely a diverse read for more than one reason.Delete
This is a wonderful time in the United States' history... I don't think I'll be able to read this one (in the immediate future), but I highly support this novel anyway. Hope you're loving it, Pili!ReplyDelete
Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!
I think it's an amazing book so far, but I can't say I'm loving it cause what the characters have gone through so far only to attend HS is leaving me emotionall exhausted! Too much sadness and anger and impotence while reading!!Delete
HEAVY. Since I use reading as an escape, I rarely read emotionally exhausting books like this one, but I do make exceptions. I'll be keeping an eye out for your review ;) Thanks for sharing, Pili!ReplyDelete
It is a very heavy emotional book, but a fantastic one! Just not one to read to escape at all, Jessica!Delete
I am curious about this book :) Will have to see if you love it or not. <3 Great post sweetie :)ReplyDelete
I'm really liking it so far, but it's not an easy read Carina!Delete
Thank you sweetie!
YES TO MORE PILI! I can tell just from that first line that this is going to be one of those books that really pisses me off due to the treatment of these kids at school. I have no doubt it's going to be deplorable. Looking forward to your full review though my friend:)ReplyDelete
Yep, I'm disgusted and anxious and upset and so angry!! And I'm only at 22%!Delete
I agree that this is very intriguing! I'll have to go look into it, somehow it slipped right by me. I am currently reading Maplecroft by Cherie Priest, a story about the famous Lizzie Borden, and loving it, although I keep looking for someone to hug me. So scary!ReplyDelete
Ooooh, Lizzie Borden?? I'll have to check that one out!Delete
I hope you'll check Lies out Maja, it's shaping up like a very tough book but very good!
It's been a while since I've visited, I've been down with the flu this week >< This book sounds freaking amazing and I love the sound of it so far! thanks for sharing lovely, I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it.ReplyDelete
Oh you poor thing! I hope you're feeling better now Jeann! I haven't been very good at visiting blogs this past two weeks myself, a bit overwhelmed with life!Delete