The Postman Always Rings Twice. James M. Cain.
2. Call me Ishmael.
Moby-Dick. Herman Melville.
3. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...
A Tale of Two Cities. Charles Dickens.
4. If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.
The Catcher in the Rye. J.D. Salinger.
5. When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.
To Kill A Mockingbird. Harper Lee (pictured above)
Update: Harper Lee was "Pictured Above" in the original post without the answers. Now she is "Pictured Below" this post. For a long time I assumed she was a man.
6. 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. Jane Austen.
7. It was a bright cold day in April, and all the clocks were striking thirteen.
1984. George Orwell.
8. The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new.
Murphy. Samuel Beckett.
9. Whether or not I turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
David Copperfield. Charles Dickens.
10. Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting.
The Sound and the Fury. William Faulkner.