This week’s list:
Ten Five Most Intimidating Books
(might be intimated by size, content, that everyone else loves it but you are sure you won’t etc)
OK, it’s time for a confession. I don’t really read books that intimidate me. Why? Well, there are two reasons. One is that I did a literature degree, so there aren’t many books out there that intimidate me to begin with. The other reason is that I read for pleasure. I like fluffy books, and they are the least intimidating books you’ll find. I don’t have the time to spend reading books I don’t want to read! So I only have 5 in my top ten today! Sorry.
1. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore.
I was intimidated because it was big (over 500 pages) but the protagonist wasn’t super-powered, and I loved Fire so much I wasn’t sure it would hold up to its predecessors’ greatness.
2. Grave Mercy by RobinLaFevers
Grave Mercy was intimidating because I was sure I was going to go simply crazy over it seeing as how most of my friends rated it 4-5 stars. However, some very trusted friends whose tastes I share rated it much lower. I was scared to read it: majority rules, or the minority is right?
3. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Why the hell is Twilight an intimidating book? I’ll tell you why: my best friend swore to disown me if I read it. So I read it in secret… and kind of almost liked it. At least, I knew there was a lot of other worse literature out there . But Twilight had the Harry Potter X-Factor and was loved worldwide before it became cool to hate it.
4. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
I’ve seen the musical several times and the book is so freaking long I’ll never get through it.
5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
WHAT?! I hear you yelp. It’s true, I was intimidated. I wasn’t going to read it because I heard it was a very sad cancer book that would emotionally blackmail you into crying, but then a dear friend of mine passed away from cancer the same time Penguin Australia were giving away free review copies, and I thought it would help me grieve. It didn’t, and I didn’t like it very much.