Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Most Intimidating Books
This week on Top Ten Tuesday we are discussing the books that intimidate us the most. It can be a book that is intimidating because it has a lot of pages, or because most people we know loved it, and we’re not so sure we will, or it can be in a genre we don’t usually read, but would kind of like to anyway. Top Ten Tuesdays is a fun meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we share our excitement for books, and I really like how this meme makes me think about the books I read, why I read them, and who to recommend my favorite reads to. So, here we go, as usual, my list is in no particular order :
The whole Harry Potter series intimidates me a lot! It’s exactly the kind of book I usually love, but I didn’t get to these books when they were released, and I have seen the movies (not all, mind you) and I do own them all. I’m just afraid I won’t completely love them, so it’s kind of better to just keep them on my TBR for now, because at least for now I have the anticipation.
A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin, because hey! Look at the size of those books! They’re humongous! The first book is 814 pages, the second 761 pages and so on. I have heard both good and not so good things about these books, and I have to admit I’m really curious – but the SIZE!
The Queen of the Damned (The Vampire Chronicles #3) and the rest of the books in Anne Rice’s famous series… I loved the first two books, and I own all the others, but since I’ve taken a long break from these books now, I’m kind of afraid to start them again – what if I don’t love them as much as I loved Interview with the Vampire and The Vampire Lestat? That would just be sad.
Camilla Läckberg’s Patrick Häström / Fjällbacka series. I own this whole series as well, and I started reading the first book, which has a slow start… I love Swedish authors, and this is one I want to love, but I’m not sure if I can. Does that make any sense at all?
The Dark Tower series by Stephen King intimidates me a lot! I used to love Stephen King novels when I was younger – I loved the way I was scared to the point of being almost terrorized while reading! I don’t really anymore, and I need my beauty-sleep a lot more now than I did before 😀 I still kind of sort of want to read this though, even if I’m sure it will give me nightmares!
The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer – and here, I feel intimidated because I am afraid it will be too philosophical or ‘elevated’ for me to understand. At the same time, I really would like to read both tomes, because the beginning of literature may well come from Homer.
That is all for me this week, I don’t have ten places on my list, but there really are more than ten books on here anyway.
What about you? Are there books that intimidate you? Why is that? Please do share 🙂
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a terrific Tuesday and happy reading.