Hosted by the girls at The Broke and The Bookish, this week’s question:
Top 10 Books that I find intimidating
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte – So many people love it, I know, but a lot of people love Wuthering Heights, too (which I hate), so I’m a little hesitant. I am aware that they’re written by different people, but I just don’t know if that style of writing would be something I could get into. But I’ve read Jane Austen, so maybe it wouldn’t be so bad.
- Dark Lover by J. R. Ward – I know I promised to start this book in June, but I have too many committments. I really need to stay off Netgalley/Edelwiss. I know I will love this because everyone who’s read it has, but it’s so big and scary (that’s what she said). I will read it…
- Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas – I love this author but for some reason, I just cannot pick up this book. I really want to read it & it’s on my list for before the end of the year.
- Damned by Chuck Palahniuk – I want to read this book because it looks really funny, but Palahniuk is the same guy who wrote Fight Club and Choke, which are so not my type of books. And now there’s a sequel and you know how a series makes me tingle.
- Bossypants by Tina Fey – I know I’m gonna love this, I do, but it’s nonfiction, which is not something that I would normally read.
- The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling – I know it’s completely different than Harry Potter, which is probably why I’m so hesitant to read it. I WANT to, and I will, I am just working up the courage.
- Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta – I read & loved Finnigan of the Rock and I know why this one and Quintana of Charyn are intimidating. Finnigan was such a beautifully written book, but there is a lot of stuff going on in Lumatere and I’m afraid I won’t remember everything I need to.
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card – This is another case of me reading outside my comfort level, but I’m definitely going to read this before the movie comes out.
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein – Yet another book that’s out of my comfort zone, though this one is about Nazi Europe & I was a history major, so I should love this.
- Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde – I cannot explain to you how much I love Fforde’s Thursday Next series, but his worlds are so complicated and complex, that just the thought of reading his books makes me tired. But in a good way. And I really want to read this because he’s brilliant. But I think this one can definitely wait. There are at least 2 other books in this series and #2 isn’t due out until 2015, so…
That’s all we have for today. What books are you intimidated by?