Jul 2, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Most Intimidating Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you at The Broke and the Bookish!! Each week we will be releasing a top ten book related list for you all to enjoy!
This week, we get to do the top ten most intimidating books. This can be by size, content, books that everyone else loves that you are sure you won't, etc... We all have a book, or many books that we all look at and kinda want to read, but something from it scares us and we never get around to it or if we did, it took us a while!
My List!
The Host (The Host, #1)The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)
1. The Host by Stephanie Meyer - I got this years ago as a present, after I read Twilight. They thought I would like it because she wrote Twilight, but the size of it and the synopsis has had me afraid to read it.
2. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey - I haven't heard anything bad about it, but I for some reason am always hesitant to pick up a Dystopian/Sci-Fi book, even though I almost always like them. This book is also pretty big!
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine, #1)City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
3. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - First reason why I don't want to read this....the cover is super creepy to me. Makes me think of the Blair Witch, which I weirdly love that movie, but reading about it seems different. So many people say how good this is though, so I keep getting sucked into wanting to read it but scared.
4. The Mortal Instrument Series by Cassandra Clare - I bought this series back when it first started, up to book 3, but when I received the books I saw they were huge. Then for some reason I went more contemporary and never got back to them. Now with all the hype on them and how some didn't like them, I'm so afraid I'll be one that doesn't like them, so I haven't picked them up yet. But now I have to with the movie coming out soon!
The Great GatsbyPride & Prejudice
5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - The only classics I read are ones I was required to read in school and to be honest, besides Lord of the Flies, I hated every one of them. So With this one, I'm just afraid to read it because I know I don't like classics. So many say how good it is but I haven't had the strength to make myself read it and I don't think I ever will. sorry!
6. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - This goes with the explanation above on classics, but it differs in one way... I am gonna try to read atleast one Jane Austen book before I say yes or no to if I like her. and with the new covers that came out, I think I need to buy them!
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
7. Beautiful Creatures Series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl - I got an ARC of this book way back in the day...yes I've had this book that long and have yet to read it. When I first got into reading and blogging I was pretty picky with what I read but this one sounded good and Kami and Margaret were so nice I had to say yes. But...then I got the book and I was like "What the heck is this monstrosity" The size of it for sure intimidated me. I had never read a book this big before so I got scared and never got around to it. Now... I know I need to!
8. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien - This kinda goes with classics to me, but I know it isn't really fully in that category. This is more to me that the series is a long series and I watched one movie, and I thought it was boring most of the time. So I didn't want to read a series that was also boring. I'm really hoping there is more going on in the books, because I've decided to at least read the first book before I say no!
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
9. Game of Thrones Series by George R.R. Martin - I was surfing goodreads one day and saw so many talk about this series, I was like okay lets check it out. But then I read review after review about horrible rape scenes that made them not able to finish the book. I'm a softie and I don't really like demoralizing women or raping them in books, so I've been afraid now to pick up this series.
10. The Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner - Another trilogy that I've heard so much about and how good it is, but it being dystopian, I'm scared, though like I said, I've never read a dystopian I haven't liked but I still get scared every time. I will, I will pick this series up though! Probably with birthday money here soon!
What books are you intimidated by??
Leave me your links below!


  1. We have some books in common this week! I haven't read Lord Of The Rings or Game of Thrones. I'm also not racing to read The 5th Wave.

  2. I don't blame you for feeling scared of The 5th Wave and The Host - they're both insanely long - but honestly, they're worth picking up. I can't recommend Beautiful Creatures, though. I hated the characters and the writing. The Maze Runner has a cool mystery, but don't expect to get too attached to any of the characters. :D

  3. There are definitely some books in this list that I've read and loved -- The Host, The Mortal Instruments, The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudiced, and The Lord of the Rings. They're all great, so I say you should read them! I also am afraid to read A Game of Thrones though. Great list and new follower :)

  4. I had "City of Bones" on my list too! I really loved "Miss Peregrine's...". It was so different but just really great. I hope you give it a shot in the future.

    Tsuki's TTT

  5. Game of Thrones is grittier than a lot of fantasy, but it's not as bad as its reputation may suggest. :)At least in my view. The TV series makes me wince a lot more than the books do. Some bad things happen to good characters, but the characters are so well drawn you root for them even through the rough times.

    LOTR is good once you get going, but the first part of Fellowship can be a long slog. :)

  6. I haven't read the Host yet but...I really want to.And yes,I have to admit that I find the cover for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children a bit creepy as well.And I'm dying to read the Maze Runner.I just don't know what to expect!Thanks for stopping by my list!

    Elena @ Book Lady's Reviews

  7. Game of thrones has definitely been an uphill battle for me. It took me all of a 9 month deployment to read the first book

    1. SEAN!!! it's been so long since I have heard from you!! If you see this by chance, how have you been? I got a new number but if you wanna email me I'll give it to you!


Comments are loved and appreciated :) Thanks in advance!!