Top Ten Tuesday: Most Intimidating Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is the Top Ten Most Intimidating Books (might be intimated by size, content, that everyone else loves it but you are sure you won’t etc).

It’s rare that I find a book truly intimating. Big books don’t bother me since I generally like long stories and look at them as a fun challenge to get through. Content of some books I suppose could be intimidating in a way. Here are a few books that I find intimidating in one way or another.

  1. It by Stephen King. I used to think I would love Stephen King books, then I started to read them and realized I hate them. But I promised myself come hell or high water I would read It this year. Not only is it huge but I feel like it is going to be bad…no scratch that I think it will be downright terrible and destroy my poor brain.
  2. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. I always get shocked reactions when I tell others that I haven’t read this series. But I do intend to read it. I just fear that I might not enjoy it as much as everyone else has and be a reading outcast because of it.
  3. Howl’s Moving Castle series by Diana Wynne Jones. Not necessarily intimidated by these books but more so worried that they will not live up to my expectations. I love the movie adaptation of Howl’s Moving Castle but have been told the book is quite different.
  4. Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey. Though I have technically started this one, many months ago, I just feel as those the many people who recommended this book, along with the entire Pern series, held it in too high of regard. So far I find it mind numbingly boring and it looks like it will be one of those books where everyone but me loves it.
  5. The Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke. I hated the first book in this series, but I’m a bit of glutton for bad book punishment so I will be reading this one as well. I have a bad feeling I will hate it as well then people will think I’m crazy because of that.
  6. The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Can’t explain it, but just have a bad feeling I won’t love this book like everyone else seems to love it.
  7. The Classics. Lumping all these books together to make it easier on me. Honestly I want to read lots of classics but I feel like I won’t understand or appreciate the stories for what they are.

Well didn’t quite make it to ten but like I said I don’t often find books intimidating. So what books do you find intimidating and why?

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