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First Lines of Recent Bestsellers

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First Lines of Recent Bestsellers game quiz
"Do you read all the latest bestsellers? All these books were published between 2000 and 2004 and spent some time on a bestseller list. Match the first lines with the book they came from."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. "Renowned curator Jacques Saunière staggered through the vaulted archway of the museum's Grand Gallery."
    The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
    Deception Point (Dan Brown)
    Angels & Demons (Dan Brown)
    Digital Fortress (Dan Brown)


2. "It's midnight now. The house is dark. I am not sure how this will turn out. The kids are all desperately sick, throwing up. I can hear my son and daughter retching in separate bathrooms. I went in to check on them a few minutes ago, to see what was coming up. I'm worried about the baby, but I had to make her sick, too. It was her only hope."
    Cold Fire (Dean Koontz)
    The Amateur Marriage (Anne Tyler)
    Prey (Michael Crichton)
    To Die For (Linda Howard)


3. "On the afternoon of October 12, 1990, my twin brother Thomas entered the Three Rivers, Connecticut Public Library, retreated to one of the rear study carrels, and prayed to God that the sacrifice he was about to commit would be deemed acceptable."
    My Sunshine (Catherine Anderson)
    Crown Jewel (Fern Michaels)
    I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb)
    Dance With Me (Luanne Rice)


4. "OK. Don't panic. Don't panic. It's only a VISA bill. It's a piece of paper; a few numbers. I mean, just how scary can a few numbers be?"
    Bridget Jones' Diary (Helen Fielding)
    Retreat, Hell! (W.E.B. Griffin)
    Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
    The Bride's Necklace (Kat Martin)


5. "My suffering left me sad and gloomy. Academic study and the steady, mindful practice of religion slowly brought me back to life."
    Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
    The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
    The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
    The Other Boleyn Girl (Philippa Gregory)


6. "I was born twice: first as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974."
    Three Junes (Julia Glass)
    Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
    The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
    Bel Canto (Ann Patchett)


7. "The African-American marine in the gray Mercedes will soon die of bites from Naja siamensis, but we don't know that yet, Pichai and I (the future is impenetrable, says the Buddha)."
    Siam or the Woman Who Shot A Man (Lily Tuck)
    To Die For (Linda Howard)
    Bangkok 8 (John Burdett)
    Memorial Day (Vince Flynn)


8. "Clare: It's hard being left behind. I wait for Henry, not knowing where he is, wondering if he's okay. It's hard to be the one who stays."
    The Time Traveler's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
    Much Ado About You (Eloisa James)
    The Amateur Marriage (Anne Tyler)
    Reunion (Nora Roberts)


9. "Theodore is in the ground. The words as I write them make as little sense as did the sight of his coffin descending into a patch of sandy soil near Sagamore Hill, the place he loved more than any other on earth."
    The Wife (Meg Wolitz)
    The Last Juror (John Grisham)
    The Great Pretender (Millenia Black)
    The Alienist (Caleb Carr)


10. "Anyone in the neighborhood could tell you how Michael and Pauline first met."
    Islands (Anne Rivers Siddons)
    The Amateur Marriage (Anne Tyler)
    I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb)
    Northern Lights (Nora Roberts)


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Compiled Jun 28 12