i decided to participate in the “top ten tuesday”, which is a weekly challenge hosted by the broke and the bookish. right now, the challenge is on a break, so i thought, i would do one of the old topics, so you could get to know me and my taste in books a little bit better. the topic for this week will be:
“top ten most intimidating books”
1.) “harry potter” by j.k. rowling
here’s what you need to know. i am 32 years old and i have never read “harry potter” or seen any of the movies. why is that you ask? well, i don’t know. before last year, i wasn’t big into fantasy and i didn’t read much as a kid. so i did not grow up with these books. and now i am terrified. everybody loves these books. but almost everybody grew up with them. they made a huge part of their lives. but not mine. and now i am scared. what if i don’t like these books? i really want to, but what if they are not my cup of tea? i think, i am just afraid to find out. 😀
2.) “the pillars of the earth” by ken follett
i got this book to read for a challenge. but. i am not the biggest fan of historical fiction. i don’t know why. i’d rather read ya-contemporaries 😀 but this book is supposed to be so good and i have it since years on my shelf. but it is just so so so soooooooo huge! that’s the thing that intimidates me the most 😀
3.) “a song of ice and fire series” by george r.r. martin
this one shouldn’t intimidate me, but it does. i started this series a couple of years ago and i was almost through the first book. but then i stopped, because i wasn’t a big reader back then. but i remember loving it. and i told myself, i won’t watch the tv show, until i read the books. the size of these books is just wow. this will take me a long time and it intimidates me, because knowing, i won’t be able to read other things just to finish this, keeps me away from these books. also the fact, that the last book still hasn’t come out, makes me hold back.
4.) “anna karenina” by leo tolstoy
until this point, i have read quite a few classics and i feel confident to read a lot more. i mean, i was afraid to read jane austen for so long and now the only book i have left by her is “emma”. and it wasn’t scary at all once i started reading her books. but here, we are talking about russian classics. a whole different thing. the size of russian classics indimidates me so much, because reading classics isn’t like reading a ya book. and knowing that there are so many pages, makes me kind of dizzy haha 😀 but i know, that at some point i will do it. there is a reason, why they are called classics, right? 😛
5.) “history is all you left me” by adam silvera
i know i will cry. i don’t know if i am ready to cry 😀
6.) “farseer trilogy” by robin hobb
i really really really want to get into robin hobbs world, but there are just. so. many. books. it doesn’t end with the trilogy, there are so many more :O
7.) “mistborn” by brandon sanderson
another example for a fantasy series, that intimidates me. a lot of books and huuuuuuge books. also, i heard mixed things about this. some people say, it is perfect. other people say, that it’s not. i guess, i will have to find out for myself. at some point.
8.) “ready player one” by ernest cline
i wanted to read this book for such a long time now. but i still didn’t do it. it sounds perfect. it sounds like a book that i would love very much. but i also heard negative things about it and i have such high expectations, that i am afraid to start it, because i don’t want this book to let me down.
9.) “red rising” by pierce brown
same reason. this series is hyped so much but on the other side there are people who didn’t like it at all. my problem is, that i want to like it but i am not so sure. that’s why i haven’t touched it yet! *facepalm*
10.) “moby-dick” by herman melville
it’s huge and it’s about a whale. come on! do i need to say more? 😀
so guys, that’s it. which of these have you read and can recommend? maybe my mind will be calm and i can finally start on these? please let me know! 🙂