Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Intimidating Books

hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

1. Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin - They are just so huge!

2. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver - Again, this book is long and I was told by a friend in high school that it was hard to read.  It might be a good time to try it though.

3. Anything Charles Dickens - I had a bad reading experience in 9th grade with Great Expectations.  I was bored out of my mind.  Now I'm a  hesitant to pick up another one of his books, although I know I should give him another try.

4. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - I've been reading this brick for a long time and at some times it feel almost too dense to read. I'm slowly but surely getting through it.

5. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand - This book is not only behemoth, but it also tackles hard subjects and has been called her manifesto.

6.  Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead - I know I'm a bad person, but I'm hesitant to start reading anything that has vampires in it.  I'm working on this awful stereotype, believe me, but something about this being a series makes me a little weary.  (Although, I am watching Buffy and Angel right now, so I'm getting better.)

7. Anything by Hemingway - I want to read his work, and I really feel like I should, but I'm afraid that I won't like it/understand as I feel I should.  He's talked about as one of the greatest American authors, so I'd really like to get up the nerve to try reading one of his books.

There's quite a few.


  1. I had the same Vampire Academy fears as you for for some reason I REALLY loved it. One of my recent favorite series.

    And so many people are afraid of Anna Karenina, maybe we should organize a readalong! :)

  2. I was a little hesitant about Game of Thrones as well, but when I started it, I breezed through them. If you've seen the show, it helps. And I know what you mean about Dickens and Tolstoy.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Oh boy, I avoid Hemingway at all costs. The Old Man and the Sea is only for extreme cases of insomnia!

  4. Good list, A Song of Ice and Fire series makes my list as well.