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Top Ten Most Intimidating BooksThis is, I think, a really awesome and useful topic. Books certainly do intimidate me every so often, which makes me really sad. Maybe, though, with your encouragement here, I’ll give some of these a shot! (And hey, are you also intimidated by some of these? Maybe we can read them together!)
1. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
The case of the Song of Ice and Fire series is purely based on the length. I mean, I desperately want to read them, but why must they be so long? I just can’t fit that into my reading schedule and still post two reviews per week. I do have a goal, though, to read the first three before season 4 starts next year.
2. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Again, also an issue of length. This series isn’t too well known but I’ve heard awesome things about it. But it’s intimidating due to its size and I need to be in the right mood for high fantasy.
3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
For The Book Thief, it’s definitely the rave reviews that scare me. I mean, it should encourage me, but for some reason, it’s keeping me from it. I really need to be pushed to read this.
4. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Other Stories by Lewis Carroll
I have this beautiful book in the leatherbound classic collector’s edition from Barnes & Noble and I really want to read it. It’s definitely a classic. But the size of this thing. 1165 pages!!! o_o *dies*
5. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
From this list, it becomes apparent that I desperately want to read more epic and high fantasy, but they scare me. And usually because of the length. But with the Wheel of Time series.. 14 books?? How can I make that kind of commitment?
6. The Green Mile by Stephen King
I’ve actually never read a Stephen King novel. *ducks* PLEASE DON’T HURT ME. I’m scared of them. Scared they’ll be too tough or intense for me. But I just should try it out sometime and stop being such a wimp.
7. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Everyone raves about how awesome this series is. Actually, I’ve watched the (Swedish) movies, and I did like them. So I do want to read it some time, but I feel like the subject matter is so heavy, I may not be able to take it.
8. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
I feel like this is one of those books that I just have to read at some point to be, you know, a well-educated person. But it’s non-fiction, and I don’t really do that.. ever.
9. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Absolutely exactly the same as above.
10. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
I have heard amazingly awesome things about this, and it involves time travel and romance, so by all means it should definitely be something for me. But the books are long and there’s seven in the series (so far – it’s not even done).
So… have you read any of these? Or are you planning to?
Which books made your list?
Which books made your list?