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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday post is about books that you are too intimidated to read! There are a lot of reasons to not pick up a book you are scared of, like how big it is, how tiny the font might be, how hyped up a book is and possibly letting down the people that say you will love it! And even not wanting to read a book because you want so badly to like it but you know that you might not, and that scares you. So, here is my list of the top ten books that intimidate me too much to read them (for whatever reason) in no particular order…
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy: A few reasons – 1) It’s a classic, and they scare me! What if I don’t understand what’s going on and the language is too old for me to get? What if I don’t value it as much as classics are supposed to be valued and cherished?! 2) IT’S HUGE!!! Like, 800 pages of teeny tiny font huge.
Devoted by Hilary Duff: I want to finish the Elixer series, I promise! But… I’ve just seen so many negative reviews of Devoted and True that I’m hesitant. I quite liked Hilary Duff’s first book, Elixer, but now I’m worried that the rest of them actually suck!
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund: Everyone loves this book, and I think I will too, I just can’t bring myself to start it again. I started this book a few months ago on a car ride, and I think I only got about 10 pages in, but I literally had no idea what was going on with the “reduction” and the “post-reductionsists.” I don’t know if I wasn’t paying attention enough, or if I am actually too dumb to understand this book…. Also, I haven’t read Jane Austen’s Persuasion, but I don’t know if that really makes a difference.
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin: The books in this series are just SO BIG! And everyone loves them, so of course I’m scared that I won’t.
How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski: This is a book that I really want to love. The description sounds really good, and what’s not to love about a road trip book?! APPARENTLY A FEW THINGS! I’ve read a lot of bad and mediocre reviews for this one, which is kind of turning me off from reading it, because I WANT TO LOVE IT.
Live Through This by Mindi Scott: This is an issue book that I’m just afraid will be way too sad for me to handle.
Anything by Jodi Picoult: Again, you just know her books are going to end with you in tears. It’s just the way life is.
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis: I made the mistake of buying the entire Chronicles of Narnia all in one book, which makes it look like one darn big book that I will never get through!
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi: I loved loved loved Shatter Me. And I think I’m going to love Unravel Me too! I really do! I’m just scared that I might end up being one of those people who goes to Warner, and I really don’t want to!! I’m an Adam lover!!!!
Finally, ANY ADULT BOOK EVER WRITTEN EVER. I am intimidated by these books because I just know that I’m not going to like them! They’re not the same as a YA book. They just all seem so BORING! My mom is always recommending these adult books that she likes to me, telling me that I will like them too, but I just know I won’t.