Top Ten Tuesday, as always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish
This week’s topic: Top Ten Most Intimidating Books
Harry Potter: THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED PEOPLES LIVES AND IS LIKE WHY PEOPLE BECAME READERS. Howwwww is this ever going to live up to the hype?? Everyone else grew up with it and it was magical and I’m like heyyyyy I’m like more than a decade late to the game.
Mortal Instruments series by Cassie Clare: People who love this book LOVE this book. I feel like if I don’t like it my house will get egged.
Divergent: Everyone who loves YA seems to have read this one and it’s like the hottest thing right now. AND all of book club has read it and are appalled I have not!!
Vampire Academy: All the people I am closest to are obsessed with this series it seems. So, within my group of friends it’s a very big hype thing for me. WHAT IF I DON’T LOVE IT LIKE MY BFFS DO??
War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy: It’s a brick! Plus I hear it uses a lot of brain power to read it!
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo: ANOTHER BRICK. I could injure myself if I drop this.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon: It’s not as big as the others but it is still HUGE and the thing is that allll of the books in the series seem to be this big.
(These books are also huge too!)
Atlas Shrugged: It’s all philosophical and my brain was way sharper in college but probably not sharp enough even then for this one.
Ulysses by James Joyce: All my smart friends used to read Joyce.
Infinite Jest: I hear this book is like the biggest labor of love to read because it’s so smart and confusing.
So tell me…have you read any of the books on my list?? Please tell me if I should get over my fear and read them or if they aren’t worth it? What books intimidate YOU? And what is it more often for you — hype, subject matter or size??