This week’s topic topic is “Books you’re intimidated by” and believe me, I have enough of those! For my five picks I only chose books I own.
1. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
I absolutely adore the tv show Game of Thrones and I own all five novels, but they are all so long and the world is so complex and there are many, many characters and POVS, which makes me afraid of getting confused. But I want to read them, so, so badly. One of my resolutions for 2016 is to read book 1, A Game of Thrones.
2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I got this book in 2010 or 2011, I believe, and have been putting it off over since. From what I’ve heard about it it sounds super interesting and I’m excited to read a novel set in Germany (where I live), but again, my edition has 500+ pages and it’s supposed to be very sad, so it’s quite intimidating, but I plan on reading it soon.
3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl is another one that has been on my to be read-list for multiple years, way before the movie came out. I’ve only read one spoiler about this book, and I need to read it before I accidentally find out what the big plot twist is!
4. Any novel by Jane Austen
Not gonna lie, most classics intimidate me, I don’t know why. Even though I own Jane Austen’s six novels and I’ve heard amazing things about them, especially about Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion, I still haven’t picked them up and am mad at myself because of that. It will happen.
5. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
Oh, this series. Again, three books that I’ve owned and wanted to read for a while now. My main problem is that, even though I loved the book itself, reading The Hobbit put me in a reading slump and people have told me that The Lord of the Rings novels are even slower, so they’d probably take me forever to get through. But just like with all of the other books mentioned in this post, I want to read them and will do so at some point.
Those are a few of the books that intimidate me. Which ones intimidate you? Let me know in a comment!