First Line Friday is a bookish meme hosted by Hoarding Books where you post the first line of a book.
This week I’m spotlighting By the Book by Amanda Sellet! When I saw the cover of this book on Net Galley, I immediately fell in love with it. Unfortunately, I wasn’t approved for an ARC of this book, but I preordered it anyway because I knew I wanted to read it. This book is on my June TBR, and fingers crossed that I get to it soon!
The First Line(s)
“The beginning of the upending of my life took place on a sweltering August afternoon, the summer before my sophomore year of high school.”
About the Book (From Goodreads):
“As a devotee of classic novels, Mary Porter-Malcolm knows all about Mistakes That Have Been Made, especially by impressionable young women. So when a girl at her new high school nearly succumbs to the wiles of a notorious cad, Mary starts compiling the Scoundrel Survival Guide, a rundown of literary types to be avoided at all costs.
Unfortunately, Mary is better at dishing out advice than taking it—and the number one bad boy on her list is terribly debonair. As her best intentions go up in flames, Mary discovers life doesn’t follow the same rules as fiction. If she wants a happy ending IRL, she’ll have to write it herself.”
Have you read this book? Is it on your TBR? Let me know in the comments! And if you’re interested in joining in on the First Line Friday fun, check out Hoarding Books for all of the details and to add your blog to the list!