Here’s another idea about memorable first lines from books.
What are your favourite first sentences from books?
Is there a book that you liked specially because of its first sentence?
Or a book, perhaps that you didn’t like but still remember simply because of the first line?
I don't usually remember first lines of a book. I usually focus on the story as a whole. I tend not to remember any lines from books. Unless it is really good I barely remember that I read it. I guess I could tell you about books I knew from the start I was going to like. The two that come to mind are Old Yeller and Charlotte's Web.
I looked them up and Charlotte's Web first line is "Where's Papa going with that ax?" said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast.
And Old Yeller is They called him Old Yeller.