Top Ten: Most Intimidating Books
Under The Dome by Stephen King: Not only is this book epic in length, Stephen King is one of my favourite authors and so I always feel nervous that I won't enjoy a book. Not only that, but I've already read halfway through and then abandoned it, and so picking it back up again is going to be scary. And to top it all off, it's recently been made into a TV show that I want to watch - but only after finishing the book! I need to get back on this one, and soon.
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo: I received this book for my birthday in May and still haven't opened it yet, because it's very long with very tiny text! It's definitely on my to-read list though, and I'm looking forward to having some time in the summer to tackle it.
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee: This book is a classic, and everyone I know who's read it has loved it and recommended it. I really want to enjoy this book, so I'm having a little trouble starting it.
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger: I've been recommended this book quite a few times over the years, and I've also been warned I'll need tissues, which is another reason why it's intimidating. I'll have to get around to this book when I've got some time to cry!
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut: This is a book I really want to enjoy. I haven't read any Vonnegut before but I've heard very good things, and I always find myself picking Slaughterhouse-Five up whenever I'm in a book store but not purchasing it. Next time, though - next time!
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien: If I claim to love books and love reading, I've got to read Lord of the Rings, right? I've also got to read The Hobbit, which I started a very long time ago but thankfully can't remember. This is one of those series where I love the films, and I'm hoping I'll love the books just as much and that I won't constantly be comparing them while I read.
Divergent by Veronica Roth: This is a book that everyone seems to have read, and have said really good things about, but I haven't got my hands on a copy yet! I'm somewhat nervous to read it in case I can't see what everyone raves about, but I'm excited at the same time to see what I've been missing.
World War Z by Max Brooks: This is another one I've heard a lot of good things about and I really love zombies, so I'm hoping it will be a great read. I think I'll be pretty disappointed if it isn't, and I've been looking for a good zombie book for a long time, because at the moment it feels like zombie films are topping books in this respect!
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath: After studying Plath's poetry in English class a couple of years ago, I've wanted to read The Bell Jar. This is one I'm really having trouble forcing myself to start, and I wasn't sure whether to put it in this category or the previous one, but because I've heard lots of good things I settled with because of the hype.