It’s that time of the week again when I bring you the Top 5 Wednesdays, created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to know how T5W works you can go to the Goodreads group by clicking here. This week theme is Book You’re Intimidated By. I’m not easily intimidated by books but there are few that I look at them and get scared because of big they are. I have most of these books in my bookshelf and every time I actually think of reading them I give up even before trying. But still, here are a few books I’m intimidated by.
1. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
Every time I look at these books in my bookshelf (yes, books because it’s split in two volumes) I start thinking how in the hell will I be able to read that. But I really want to read it and I will, eventually.
2. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
I always wanted to read this book but then I read Tale of Two Cities and hated it. It took me one month to finish that book and that normally doesn’t happen to me. Now I feel really intimidated bu Great Expectations.
3. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
This is the only books in this top I don’t own mostly because every time I see these in the bookstore I think that I won’t read it that soon. I actually read The Hobbit already and loved it but then I think about these and I should really read them soon. It still has to happen 😄
4. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Funny story, I started this one 2 years ago got to about 15% and gave up. This book is huge and I still want to read it but every time I look at it I get scared and never pick it up. Once again, I’ll read it… eventually.
5. Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
Technically I already read the first book and loved it. I also started Dragonfly in Amber but I’ve had 25% to read left for almost a year. I should really go back to it, especially now that season 2 of the show premiered, but I haven’t yet. To make everything worse I think about the other 5 books I have left and I get even more intimidated.
These are some of the Book I’m Intimidated By. What about you? Which books do you have in your list?