Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Top 5 Books That Intimidate Me

As Always Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam at thoughtsontomes All past topics and the rest of March topics can be found on the Goodreads group page.
Oddly enough even though these are all the most intimidating books that I'm facing right now, they are also all books that I want to read sometimes thins year. Almost all of these books are around 1000 pages long...that's pretty crazy, but their also some pretty incredible titles that I want to get my hands on and dive right into. Maybe if I'm lucky this reading slump will be completely gone by the end of this month. Hopefully. *crosses fingers*

1. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Pages: 1232
My main reason for being so intimidated by this book is the fact that I hear it is so emotional. I watched the movie and wanted to die about half a dozen times while watching it...I don't do feels very well. 

2. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Pages: 964
I'm going to be honest, I barely know what this is about but I remember being so interested in reading it when I first heard about it. My dilemma is that it's nearly a thousand pages long. 

3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) by J.K. Rowling
Pages: 870
One of my reading goals for this year is to finally read the Harry Potter series and so far it's actually really good. I'm mostly intimidated by the idea that, what if I read it and don't like it? I really really don't want to be let down by this series.
4. A Feast For Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire #4) by George R.R. Martin
Pages: 1060
George R.R. Martin is killing me slowly. The first three books in this series were so good and I cannot wait to get back into it, but, I mean, he is taking forever to write the next book in the series. I don't want to read the first five and than have to wait a year to read the next one. Also, this book is over a thousand pages long, who isn't intimidated by that kind of thing?
5. Outlander (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon
Pages: 896
It's not just the first book in this series that intimidates me, it's the concept of reading the whole series. There are so many books in the series and each book is long. I hear the series is really good and worth the read, but you have to admit that diving into a series this huge is pretty damn intimidating.


  1. Oh my! I am basically intimidated by the exact same books ... well, not that particular HP book, but all of them. I haven't written my T5W post yet, but we might have some similar ones in the end.

    1. I just chose that HP book because it was the longest. Honestly, though, they all kind of intimidate me and I know Ill be a sobbing mess of emotions when I finish the last book.

  2. Omg YES, the GRRM books are super intimidating. :O I listened to the audiobooks and it took me MONTHS per book. (But so so worth it and actually less scary because I didn't have to wrangle a ginormous paperback. hehe.) But I read them aLL last year, which was silly because now I have to wait for the next book. *cries* And who knows how long that'll be!?!?

    1. I know right, those book are crazy, but I still can't wait until to finish the series. GRRM needs to get his act together.