Well hello there!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Every week they post a theme to create out weekly lists around. This week this theme is Most Intimidating Books.
So, I was thinking…what makes a book intimidating? Is it size? Is it content? Is it hype? Yes. Yes. And Yes. I think it can be all of these things, at least it can be for me. So, which books have I been so intimidated by that I’ve kept my distance?
I loved Graceling and Fire so I thought, surely I’ll devour Bitterblue. But then I saw just how big it was. You see, I listened to the other two companion books on audio so I never saw just how long they were. Bitterblue is scary! I’m waiting until I find it on audio.
Two kids dying of cancer fall in love? Cry me a river! No, seriously. If I read this I’d cry a river…and we all now how I feel about books that want to make me cry…I don’t like them. So I’ve stayed away.
The whole idea of what reality would have been like only a few hundred years ago for some of my students is so heart wrenching I can’t handle it. I don’t hide from it, because I’m very aware of those realities, but I don’t want to read fiction about it…too much.
This is another one that is just too much. I have a vague understanding that this one takes place during the Holocaust. Again, I’m afraid of crying books.
I want to read this one, but if I do there is a whole series of like a million books that I know I’ll want to finish.
An award-winning story about a girl struggling with anorexia and recovery. Talk about intensity!
An award winning book about a girl with a terrible secret about one night at a party…I know what this is about…and it wants to make me cry…
This one is so long…but I’ve heard wonderful things.
Too emotionally close to home. I don’t really want my own body image issues coming to the surface, which is what I know will happen if I read this book…
This one is (surprise) not a crying book. But it sounds so strange and unlike my preferred reads I am always drawn to it, yet have still not read it.
Now, I have to clarify…I have heard AMAZING things about all of these books. Some are award winners, while others are just good books. I have no beef with them other than the fact that they majorly intimidate me. I hope that one day I can be brave enough to read some of them…but until I work up that courage I’ll keep my distance.
Please tell me I’m not alone and that some of these books intimidate the bajeezus out of you too!