Top Ten Tuesday: Most Intimidating
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic. I’m a huge fan of lists, so this meme is right up my alley!
This week’s topic is Top Ten Most Intimidating Books (might be intimated by size, content, that everyone else loves it but you are sure you won’t etc).
So here’s my top ten:
The Ones I Don’t Own
The Bible I’m most likely never going to read this one. For one thing, it’s huge and the language is old-fashioned and hard to get through, and for another thing, I’m agnostic and don’t really believe in the Bible. But it’s a very intimidating book!
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James Here’s another one I most likely won’t read. I’m just not interested in it, and although some of my friends have LOVED it, I don’t think I will enjoy it at all.
A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin I don’t own this series either but I do want to read it eventually. I was planning on reading it before watching the TV series but they are thick books and there are going to be several books in the series, so a slow reader like me wouldn’t be able to start the TV show for a looonnng time. But I do eventually want to read them!
Anything by Kurt Vonnegut I’m not sure why, but even that author’s name is just extremely intimidating to me. It’s like all the extremely smart people are in the “I Love Kurt Vonnegut” club and I feel like maybe I’ll read his books and I won’t love them or I won’t understand them and then I’ll feel like an idiot. I don’t know, maybe I’m just weird!
The Ones I Own
Anything by Jane Austen I started reading Pride and Prejudice earlier this year and I enjoyed it, but it was just not as interesting as all the other books I was reading. So I’ve got it, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility all on my shelves, waiting to be read one day. I’m not exactly sure why they’re intimidating, but they are to me!
Under the Dome by Stephen King I’m currently reading this one as part of a readalong and I have to say that if I wasn’t participating in that, I probably never would have gotten around to reading it. At over 1,000 pages, it’s very intimidating! But it’s also really good so far!
Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust This is one of those books I bought when I thought I needed to read all the classics and stuff. Pshaw. I don’t know if I’m ever going to get around to this one because it just seems like such a heavy read!
Anything by William Shakespeare I had to read Shakespeare in school, but only a couple of the plays and some of the sonnets. I enjoyed them, but it was really hard for me to understand anything as I was reading. Now that I’m older and I’m a much more experienced reader, it might not be so hard, but he’s just such an intimidating writer that I don’t see myself reading a lot of his works in the future.
The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien This is a series I’m definitely going to read one day. I’ve read The Hobbit and loved it, but I started reading The Fellowship of the Ring once when I was a teenager and I just couldn’t get into it. But I know that I will finish this series!
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy This is another one of those books that I thought I just had to read if I was any kind of reader, and I have to say that it is one of those books that I constantly overlook on my shelf. It’s just so big and seems like such a heavy read! Maybe one day…
What are your top ten? Let me know, or leave a link to your TTT in the comments, and I’ll stop by your blog! And be sure to check out my current giveaway–it ends tonight!