Welcome to First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Yvonne @ Socrates Book Reviews.
Each week readers post the first paragraph (or 2) of a book we are reading or plan to read. This week I have (2) very different books in progress (from my Summer Reading List) and both are ones I'm enjoying very much. Let me know what you think of the intros.
Malibu Rising; Taylor Jenkins Reid
Ballantine - 2021
Saturday, August 27, 1983
Part One 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Nina Riva woke up without even opening her eyes.
Consciousness seeped into her slowly, as if breaking the morning to her gently. She lay in bed dreaming of her surfboard beneath her chest in the water, before she began remembering reality--that hundreds of people were going to descend on her house in just over twelve hours. As she came to, it dawned on her once again that every single person who would show up tonight would know the indignity of what had happened to her.
What do you think - read more of pass?
Swimming Back to Trout River; Linda Rui-Feng
Simon and Schuster - 2021
Two Children of Trout River
THE TRAIN THAT WAS DELIVERING JUNIE TO TROUT RIVER WAS just pulling out of the station and gathering speed, and already the compartment was filling up with cigarette smoke and the gregarious sound of sunflower seeds being cracked open. This was 1981, when trips traversing the length of China took days, and the passengers, having waited for that first lurch of the train, now sprang into action. They poured each other hot water for tea from a communal thermos stabilized inside a metal ring beneath the window where Junie sat on the lap of her mother, Cassia.
What do you think - read more or pass?