Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week’s topic is Top Ten Most Intimidating Books. Here’s my Top Ten in no particular order:
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card–I’ve heard so many mixed reviews about these books. Some people hate it, some love it, and I’ve heard a lot of people say that they don’t like the way Orson Scott Card writes women. I want to read this because the movie is coming out this year, but I’m not sure I’ll like it.
Sever by Lauren Destefano–I got this book the day it came out but it has been sitting on my shelf ever since. Wither was fantastic but the sequel, Fever, was a big disappointment. I think the reason I haven’t picked this up yet is because I’m worried it won’t live up to my expectations.
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling–This is another book that has gotten a lot of mixed reviews. I am a huge Harry Potter fan so I feel like I should read everything Rowling ever writes, but to be honest the plot of The Casual Vacancy really doesn’t interest me at all.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater–I’ve had this book on my Nook for awhile but haven’t read it. I didn’t like Stiefvater’s Shiver series but I love The Raven Boys so I’m wondering how I will feel about this one. It did win a bunch of awards, but I’m not sure if the story is one I would like.
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin–Aside from the size of this book, the amount of huge books in this series is very intimidating. I feel like once I start this book it’ll take me months to get through the series, so I’ve yet to start it.
Rapture by Lauren Kate–I had mixed feelings about the first book in this series but the second and third were just plain awful. I have a thing about wanting to finish the entire series no matter what, but I haven’t been able to bring myself to read this yet.
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare–I love this series but I haven’t started this final book yet because, aside from it being huge, I haven’t decided myself how I want it to end. This is one of those love triangles where I like both choices so I think I would be happy however it turned out, but I’m nervous about how it will end.
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini–The problem with this series is that the books came out so far apart. There were three years between the release of each book, so by the time the next book came out I had already forgotten what happened in the previous ones. This is another series I just need to finish, but the fact that this book is huge and I don’t even remember what happened in the past few books is intimidating.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien–I read all three of the Lord of the Rings books and wanted to pull my hair out the entire time I was reading them. I’ve heard that The Hobbit is not as bad as those books, but I’m still hesitant to read it.
Blood Red Road by Moira Young–This is a really popular series that I’ve been meaning to get into, but I’ve heard that a lot of people have problems reading it because it’s written in dialect. I’m not sure if this would bother me, but it has stopped me from picking it up yet.
Which books do you find most intimidating and why? What is your Top Ten this week?