Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Intimidating Books

This is a list-thing (I LOVE lists!) hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Most Intimidating Reads

1. Under the Dome by Stephen King. This one was on my list last week. I'm in the process of reading it. It's 1072 pages. I'm intimidated by it because of the sheer volume. The first night I started reading it, I dropped it on my face, and it gave me a bruise. That's a lot of pages.

2. A Song of Ice and Fire (a.k.a. Game of Thrones series) by George R.R. Martin. My brother has all of these and has read them all, loves them. I'm scared by these because of all the people I have to keep track of doing things and going places and getting them all confused. Just sounds like a lot of brain power for my summer vacation.

3. Divergent by Veronica Roth. I know, not intimidating in the traditional sense. But I haven't read it yet, and I get nervous because of all the hype that surrounds it. I want it to be as good as I think it will be in my head, and for that, I am intimidated. 

4. Charlaine Harris' Sookie series. I'm 4 books into this, but the amount of books that follow are scary.

5. House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski. For anyone that's not heard of this, the writing in the book changes colors, switches direction, and is some of the most ridiculous, cool looking stuff I've ever seen. The book is excellent so far, though.

6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson. Another series that just seems so good but a difficult one to read/get into with my limited free time.  

7. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. I'm scared my brain won't get it or understand. 

And these last 3 are going to be books that have been on my TBR pile for WAY too long, but for some reason I just can't start them.

8. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh. I love me some Edgar Poe. So I really don't know.

9. The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I have ZERO excuse for not having read this yet.

10. Blood Red Road by Moira Young. I've heard great things, and I don't know why I haven't picked it up yet.

And now that I've typed this out, I realize I OWN all these books. This is ridiculous. Who thinks I need to suck it up and just read these bad boys? Anyone still a little scared (like me) though?


  1. Oh my goodness, HOUSE OF LEAVES. okay, I actually really really liked it. It's weird, yes. The formatting of the book is like.. a part of the story. But it's really intriguing! I loved it! Definitely check it out! =)

  2. Hmmmm I think it ate my previous comment? Maybe. Anyway, I was saying that I really loved House of Leaves and it's cool that the formatting is part of the story. Check it out!! It's different for sure but really good!


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