Top 6 Most Intimidating Books…

Posted by Steph on July - 2 - 2013

Top Ten Most Intimidating Books

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So most of the books on my list this week are there because of their size.  I don’t like reading more then one book at a time, so I feel if a book is too big I will have to take a break and start another one…which I despise doing.  So here are my top 6 most intimidating books (I have read the last 2 though, but they did scare me at first : ) :

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)Game of Thrones by George Martin

These books are so thick and I’m scared I won’t like them.  I love the TV show, but I’m afraid of the books…

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

So I’ve never read anything by Dickens I didn’t like, but this one just scares me because of its girth.  I’ve heard it’s fantastic, but I’m too afraid to start it.

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Don’t think I’ll ever read this.  It’s massive and I’ve heard it’s extremely dull, but I bought it anyways just in case…

Thirteen Reasons WhyThirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

I don’t think I can read this one. A book about a suicide and the reasons why she committed it.  Sounds a bit too depressing…

Jane Eyre by Bronte

I was terrified about reading this one.  It’s huge and my friends all loved it.  But, once I started it…it was amazing and I flew through it.

Harry Potter by JK Rowling

I remember being very opposed to reading the first book because someone I didn’t like in school liked the books…but eventually I caved and read the first one and David Copperfieldfell madly in love.  That’s the magic of books; no matter who you are, you can enjoy the same ones.

Should I read some of these even though they scare me? What are some you’re afraid of?

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10 Responses so far.

  1. Ciara_H says:

    Game of Thrones is on my list too! I keep saying I’ll read the books before watching the tv show but something about the books puts me off.

  2. Becky says:

    Oh, GAME OF THRONES! I’m pretty much addicted to the series (books and tv) but the first three books sat on my TBR for YEARS! I finally read them last year after binge watching season 1 of the show. They do move pretty quickly if you’ve already watched the show.

    • Steph says:

      Oh, that’s good to know! The TV show is soo good. I wanted to read the books before watching it, but couldn’t wait any longer 🙂

  3. Jayme says:

    I felt same way about Harry Potter. Except I wasn’t much of a reader at all before the books. Everyone told me over and over I had to read them, so I finally picked up the first one and the rest is history. 🙂 Devoured all the other HP books and moved on to any and all books I could get my hands on!

  4. nikihawkes says:

    I love your philosophy with the Harry Potter books! Also, I’m fairly confident that if you love the HBO series of Game of Thrones you will also enjoy the books. They did a dang good job with that series. Thirteen Reasons Why makes me sad just looking at it.

    • Steph says:

      I’m glad to hear you think I’ll like the Game of Thrones books 🙂 I really want to like them. And Thirteen Reasons Why is going to be a movie! I think I’ll have to skip that too…

  5. Kim says:

    I agree with al of these. When I was little, I was against Harry Potter because girls that I couldn’t stand liked them either. But I would recommend giving Thirteen Reasons Why a try. It’s really good and in a way it’s depressing, yes, but it’s really worth it.