First Line(s) Friday | February 18, 2022

Posted February 18, 2022 by Kaity in Bookish Memes, First Line Friday / 3 Comments

Happy Friday! Today I am participating in First Line Friday, hosted by Reading is My Superpower, AND First Lines Friday, created by Wandering Words!

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

It was supposed to be twenty minutes.

Anyone have any guesses on what book this is? I’ll give you a few clues…

Episode 4 GIF by The Simpsons
Adow GIF by A Discovery of Witches

any guesses yet? no? okay, one more gif…

bi bisexuality GIF

Last chance to guess!

Today’s book is…

First Line(s) Friday | February 18, 2022The Girls I've Been by Tess Sharpe
Published on January 26, 2021 by Farrar Straus and Giroux
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Queer, Romance, Thriller, YA
Pages: 336
Format: Audiobook
Source: Rochester Public Library
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Nora O’Malley’s been a lot of girls. As the daughter of a con-artist who targets criminal men, she grew up as her mother’s protégé. But when mom fell for the mark instead of conning him, Nora pulled the ultimate con: escape.
For five years Nora’s been playing at normal. But she needs to dust off the skills she ditched because she has three problems:
#1: Her ex walked in on her with her girlfriend. Even though they’re all friends, Wes didn’t know about her and Iris.
#2: The morning after Wes finds them kissing, they all have to meet to deposit the fundraiser money they raised at the bank. It’s a nightmare that goes from awkward to deadly, because:
#3: Right after they enter bank, two guys start robbing it.
The bank robbers may be trouble, but Nora’s something else entirely. They have no idea who they’re really holding hostage…


“It was supposed to be twenty minutes.”

I started listening to The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe the other day and now I’m almost finished because OMIGOD IT’S SO SO SO GOOD!!!! I put it on hold immediately after I read that it had endometriosis rep in it and that was a GREAT decision! Probably by tonight I’ll finish reading it and maybe… maybe… I’ll have a review of it!

Have you read this book before? What did you think?

What have you been reading lately? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!


Do you participate in either of these memes? Let me know if you do and link your posts in the comments so I can visit! And don’t forget to have a splendiferous week!

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3 responses to “First Line(s) Friday | February 18, 2022

  1. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from Shaped by the Waves by Christina Suzann Nelson:
    The Pacific Ocean licked the heat from her feet.
    Happy reading!

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