Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Most Intimidating Books
Hosted by The Broke and The Bookish
1. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand & 2. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Yes. I have read both of these. I was highly encouraged by a friend and they each took a solid month to finish. Well worth it, but they definitely aren't re-reads.
3. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy & 4. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
I have tried to read Anna Karenina so many times, I've lost count. It's just one of those books that everyone should read, but the page count is long and the Russian names are confusing.
Name of the Wind has an intimidating page count. However, I have heard nothing but good things. Most likely I will pick this up in the future and give it a try.
5. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski & 6. The Fire and Ice series by George R. R. Martin
Ok, if you have ever tried to read House of Leaves, you understand where I'm coming from. It's not a physically easy book to read. I honestly find the premise interesting, but the layout of the book is confusing and I've never made it through.
The HBO Game of Thrones series is SO GOOD! I so desperately want to read the series, but I am stuck on book one. So much detail. So many expendable characters. It makes my head spin!
7. Under the Dome by Stephen King & 8. The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
I have wanted to read Under the Dome since it's release. Now that the TV show is coming out, I really want to read it. However, this baby has a hefty page count that keeps me from picking it up.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy has been a series that I have wanted to read for a while. I tried reading the Hobbit once and found myself confused and bored and move on. I would still like to re-try this series another time.
9. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte & 10. Paradise Lost by John Milton
I feel like I have this connection to Emily Bronte. Does that sound weird? I'm not sure what I'm in store for when I pick this up, but I will definitely do so in the future!
Confession time...I'm kind of obsessed with story of creation. There is definitely more to the story, but I've heard that Paradise Lost is a beast to get through (no pun intended). Not sure if I'll ever get to this one.
So, what books seem intimidating to you? Any chance that you'll conquer your fears?