Books that made us fall instantly in love

Mackenzie Cutruzzula  //  Feb 12, 2019

Books that made us fall instantly in love

Love at first sight is very real. At least when it comes to books, and not just a story with the cliché — literally falling in love with a book!

Sometimes it’s a cover, or the first line, or even the first time we meet a character that we know we’ll love a book until the end of time. Whether it’s a colorful cover you’re instantly drawn to or a first line that takes your breath away, falling in love with a book is a magical moment.

We asked our OOM bloggers which books had them falling in love at first sight.

Covers we love:

Shara Z: Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey 

Lera S: Little Fur Family by Margaret Wise Brown

Gina A: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Shwartz

Mackenzie C: It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Raisa M: Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne

First lines that hooked us:

Taylan S: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." -Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 

Morgan B: "The sun sets in the west (just about everyone knows that), but Sunset Towers faced east. Strange!" -The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Mackenzie C: "Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she’d been told that she would kill her true love." -The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater 

Allyson B: "Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean..." -Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare 

Shara Z: "I am a happy dreamer. I’m really good at dreaming. Daydreams. Big dreams. Little dreams. Creative dreams." -Happy Dreamer by Peter H. Reynolds

Instant connections: 

Stephanie A: The Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park

"Reading this series with my mom was one of my favorite memories growing up."

Chelsea F: The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

"This was always one of my favorite books when I was little, and I read it over and over again." 

Royivia F: What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah 

"Each short story instantly captivated me, and I hadn't read something that made me feel that way in a while." 

Mackenzie C: The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner

"I was instantly hooked into the mysteries series. I could never get enough, and was constantly checking them out of my school’s library."