It’s Top 10 Tuesday, which is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish and the topic is:
Top Ten Most Intimidating Books
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
I’ve heard so many great things about this book yet I can’t seem to pick it up. Is it the sad things that I have heard about it? I’ve also heard that there is animal cruelty in it and that kind of puts me off. I know that it exists in the world, but I’m not ready to read this one yet. Who knows but it’s been on my list for too long and there’s a tug of war inside me that both wants to read and not.
Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
I think one of the most intimating things about this books is its length. It’s over 1000 pages! That’s just crazy! I think the most I’ve ever read was a 600 page book and that took a while. It’s a classic and I would love to read it, but not right now.
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
I’ve heard so many great things about this book and the overall series and I’ve been meaning to pick it up. However, for some reason I have been intimidated. Could it be the length of each book? Each book is pretty lengthy!
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
This one has been on my list for way too long but there is just something disturbing about the topic that I just don’t want to pick it up. I’ve seen the movie and that was just unsettling. I’ve heard that it is a great book but it still intimidates me.
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
This is a classic and some classics just scare me so I don’t pick them up. I definitely want to read it one day, but when that day will come is another thing.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
This is another one that I haven’t been able to pick up, most likely because of the topic. Some topics I just want to stay away from because of what they will make me feel. I know that I will read this one day soon (there is a movie and another book out already!) because I’ve heard so many rave reviews. I am going to give it a chance.
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The author’s name should give it away. I haven’t read anything by him and I know that this one is a classic, however, I just can’t seem to pick it up.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
This one is one of those books that I know that I should read but it’s not really a me type of book. I know that I probably wouldn’t enjoy it. However, maybe I’ll change my mind and take a chance on it.
Schindler’s List by Thoma Keneally
The topic and the overall theme of the book are stopping me. I saw the movie and it made me cry buckets. Books tend to have an even more prominent effect on me so I don’t think I am ready to open it just yet.
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
The author and the fact that it’s in French. Also, I know that a lot of people have loved it, but I might end up not liking it at all.
What are your Top Ten Most Intimidating Books?