First Lines Friday: 8th May

Happy May Bank Holiday, everyone!

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?  If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:

  • 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!

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Here we go…

I know that some of you reading this are convinced humans are a myth, but I am here to state that they do actually exist.

Read on to find out which book this extract is from…


The Humans by Matt Haig

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After an ‘incident’ one wet Friday night where Professor Andrew Martin is found walking naked through the streets of Cambridge, he is not feeling quite himself. Food sickens him. Clothes confound him. Even his loving wife and teenage son are repulsive to him. He feels lost amongst a crazy alien species and hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton, and he’s a dog.

Who is he really? And what could make someone change their mind about the human race…?

I’m reading The Humans this month with an online book group – so far one person has already stopped reading as it isn’t their “cup of tea”, but I’m feeling pretty sure that I’m going to love the whole thing.  Fingers crossed!

What are you reading this week?

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