I've just ordered the following books to devour on a flight and the subsequent few weeks, and I'd love any other suggestions! Here are the first sentences of each book.
  1. H Is for Hawk
    "Forty-five minutes north-east of Cambridge is a landscape I've come to love very much indeed." - By Helen Macdonald
  2. Community: The Structure of Belonging
    "The essential challenge is to transform the isolation and self-interest within our communities into connectedness and caring for the whole." - By Peter Block
  3. Sapiens
    "About 13.5 billion years ago, matter, energy, time and space came into being in what is known as the Big Bang." - By Yuval Noah Harari
  4. The Alchemist
    "The alchemist picked up a book that someone in the caravan had brought." - By Paulo Coelho
  5. Wooden
    "I was born on a Friday morning in a little place called Hall, Indiana." - By John Wooden
  6. The Night Circus
    "The circus arrives without warning." - By Erin Morgenstern
  7. For God, Country and Coca-Cola
    "The boss was a very old man, near death." - By Mark Pendergrast
  8. Birds of America
    "In her last picture, the camera had lingered at the hip, the naked hip, and even though it wasn't her hip, she acquired a reputation for being willing." - By Lorrie Moore
  9. Definitely Maybe
    "Excerpt 1... the white July heat, the hottest it had been in two hundred years, engulfed the city." By Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (current read)
    Suggested by @theshome
  10. A Little Life
    Suggested by @Sailorbob