Top Ten Tuesday is an online meme created by The Broke and the Bookish – check out their blog for some great book reviews and recommendations!
Today’s TTT is Top Ten Most Intimidating Books (might be intimidated by size, content, that everyone else loves it but you are sure you won’t etc)
1. The Stand by Stephen King. My dad has been trying to get me to read this one for about two years now, and it’s even sitting on my bookshelf (the unabridged version). It’s just so big! I’m normally not deterred by 1000+ page books… I think it might be the fact that it’s King. I’m always iffy with his books.
2. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini. This one is because I’m afraid that the series won’t be as satisfactory as I hoped. I loved Eragon, Eldest was good, and Brisingr I was really on the fence about. I just really don’t want it to get worse, so by not reading it I can pretend that everything’s all right!
3. Dune by Frank Herbert. This is another recommended by my dad, and for some reason I can’t bring myself to read it. There’s this unlabeled block, and I think the only way to get over it is to just read the darn thing.
4. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper. I read this (if you could call it reading – more like skimming) in high school, and hated it. I have to read it again to prepare for my classes, and I keep putting it off, reading other books before it. I know I’ll have to read it in the end, but right now it’s this looming mountain that I don’t want to climb.
5. Divergent by Veronica Roth. Everyone says it’s so good, and I bought the book (and it’s sequel!) solely based on that fact. I only know that it’s dystopian, and that the characters are Tris and Four (Theo?), but other than that I really have no idea what it’s about. Maybe I need to read the synopsis and I’ll get excited…
6. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. This is so pathetic… I really need to get my act together on this one. I’ve read The Fellowship of the Ring at least four times over, trying to start the series, but always taper off in the middle of the Two Towers. I’ve never even touched the Return of the King. Something always happens that I have to stop reading, and by the time I get back to it I want to start over to keep up with the storylines! One day I’ll sit down and read all three – no excuses.
7. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Two reason for this one. 1) It’s been really hyped up, and I don’t want my expectations to be so high that I’ll be underwhelmed no matter what. 2) I’ve heard it’s a tearjerker, and I’m not sure I’m ready for emotional trauma!
8. The Host by Stephanie Meyer. I feel really bad about this… I don’t mean to be a book snob! I’m just not so sure about the fact that it’s written by Meyer… The Twilight books just really irk me, as far as her grammar and word choice goes, not to mention the story. I don’t want to read eight pages about someone’s breath, eyes, and skin! Sorry, call me rude, call me snobby, but I’m just a little leery of this one.
I only have eight this week – sorry!