Top Ten Favourite Beginnings/Endings In Books


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme, created by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. Each week we have a new list to create. This week’s list is Top Ten Favourite Beginnings/Endings In Books.

I’ve split this week’s list into 5 favourite beginnings and 5 different endings. Don’t worry, I haven’t spoiled endings!



Catcher In The Rye- J.D Salinger– This book just grabbed me from the opening line.

Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone- J.K Rowling- The beginning of this story gripped me for the whole of the series! 3437
The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night Time- Mark Haddon– I have a lot of love for this book. I thought it was brilliant. Gripped from the beginning to the end!

Room- Emma Donoghue- This book is brilliant, disturbing but brilliant!

Little Women- Louisa May Alcott– This is one of my favourite classics. I just love it. Sucked in from the beginning.



Undone- Cat Clarke- An incredible ending that made me cry.

Cuckoo- Julia Crouch- Another incredible ending that shocked me!

Matilda- Roald Dahl- Such a heart-warming ending. I loved this book.

The Book Thief- Markus Zusak– I think this book is all round incredible!

Lord Of The Flies- William Golding– This book is one that’s stuck with me for a very long time. I know it’s not for everyone but I loved it.

Please feel free to leave your link to your Top Ten lists so I can see your favourite beginnings and endings.

54 thoughts on “Top Ten Favourite Beginnings/Endings In Books

  1. The ending of Undone! I completely agree with that choice. It made me bawl like a baby!
    I haven’t read The Book Thief yet but it’s sat on my shelf and I’m hoping to read it sometime this summer *fingers crossed*
    Great choices, Chrissi!

  2. Great choices! Room and The Book Thief are so powerful, and I can never disagree with seeing Harry Potter on a top 10 list! Little Women is always a favorite. Great choices!

  3. I totally forgot about Little Women. I love that book, and it opens so well. HP & Matilda – great picks!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

    Ashling @ Reading, Writing, & Anything but Arithmetic

  4. Matilda is my favorite children’s book, I have many fond memories of reading it a long time ago. I’m glad you agree with me about The Book Thief! I’ve seen it on quite a few lists so far. Thanks for stopping by my TTT. 😀

  5. The Catcher in the Rye has one of the most classic opening lines ever. I have really bad memories of The Lord of the Flies, thanks to some horrid English teacher and her preaching about how Simon represents Jesus. I’ve been put off revisiting that book as an adult because I have such bitter memories of that teacher and her inappropriate religious lecture in a public school.

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