TGIF, everyone! First Line Fridays is a fun way to share from books on your TBR.
Today my first line is from a book I am currently reading:
I call it the Van Gogh bedroom. Just a different color scheme. Hazy peach blanket, hazy peach walls. Pastel green carpet on a cherry wood floor. White blinds and shutters, the window and closet creak. Everything is pale and faded, a little like me.
I am so excited about this book! Ever since I first heard about it, I knew it would be just the kind of emotional read and lyrical writing. I’m also participating in the blog tour next month, so please stay tuned!
Synopsis from Goodreads:
The chocolate went first, then the cheese, the fries, the ice cream. The bread was more difficult, but if she could just lose a little more weight, perhaps she would make the soloists’ list. Perhaps if she were lighter, danced better, tried harder, she would be good enough. Perhaps if she just ran for one more mile, lost just one more pound.
Anna Roux was a professional dancer who followed the man of her dreams from Paris to Missouri. There, alone with her biggest fears – imperfection, failure, loneliness – she spirals down anorexia and depression till she weighs a mere eighty-eight pounds. Forced to seek treatment, she is admitted as a patient at 17 Swann Street, a peach pink house where pale, fragile women with life-threatening eating disorders live. Women like Emm, the veteran; quiet Valerie; Julia, always hungry. Together, they must fight their diseases and face six meals a day.
Yara Zgheib’s poetic and poignant debut novel is a haunting, intimate journey of a young woman’s struggle to reclaim her life. Every bite causes anxiety. Every flavor induces guilt. And every step Anna takes toward recovery will require strength, endurance, and the support of the girls at 17 Swann Street.
Please share with me the first line(s) of the book you are currently reading! I would love to read it! Have you read The Girls at 17 Swann Street, or do you plan to? Happy Friday reading! ~ Jenni THR