Hello all! Today’s post is about Books I’m Intimidated By. Normally I’m not as intimidated as I am about some books, but recently I’ve been feeling a lot of fear, or anxiousness, or even a little anxiety at some books.
The first book is one that I shouldn’t be intimidated by but I am, even though I’ve already read it… City of Heavenly Fire, which is the 6th book in the Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Clare. I mean, that book is 725 pages!
This next book is one that I’ve tried to read before and I quit like 40% into reading the book. I know my downfall was trying to catalogue the book for future references though. The two points of view, and then me, trying to tag each chapter with alternating coloured tabs. I’m going to try to re-read An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, sometime this year. I know the second book is going to be published this year as well, and I CAN’T HANDLE IT.
I have to say that Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard is actually pretty intimidating as well. I struggled with reading Red Queen, and honestly, even though I hope I’ll like Glass Sword… I have to lower my expectations. And I keep seeing spoilery stuff on tumblr which doesn’t help at all. But what I’m seeing in these spoilers is giving me more hope than I deserve. (No link because it’s the second book)
Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Liani Taylor is the last book to the Daughter of Smoke and B0ne trilogy. And yes, I’ve tried to read this last book before, but there were too many altering points of view that I was getting angry, and not to mention, distracted. Soo distracted. Reading Dreams of Gods & Monsters was like watching a movie where the points of view is literally everywhere. (No link because it’s the third book)
Lastly, the book I am intimidated by -yet excited for- is Empire of Storms. The fifth book in the Throne of Glass series and I think I’ve heard Sarah J. Maas say that Empire of Storms is 600-800 pages long? Somewhere in that margarine. Yes, I’m excited, no, I don’t want to lug that book around. I’m going to be buying the e-copy of that version for my sister anyway, so I may as well read it on my Kobo! Reading Empire of Storms via my Kobo is way more acceptable than carrying around EoS all the time.. (No link it’s the fifth book)
So these five books are the ones that have managed to intimidate me! Not a lot of books can manage that. I’m not quite sure if there are more books out there that would intimidate me. I mean, there probably are, but I can’t think of anymore other than the five already in this post.
Thanks for reading!
5 thoughts on “Book You’re Intimidated By | Top 5 Wednesday #12”
I’m currently intimidated by the fourth Outlander book (Drums of Autumn). I’m about halfway through this 880 page monstrosity and I’m losing heart! So thanks for the timely reminder that even fearless readers can be daunted at times 🙂
Dang! What a big book! I believe in you though! You can do iiiiit!!! 😀
I find myself incredibly intimidated by Anna Karenina and Les Miserables. I’ve tried reading both before, but they’re just so large that I can’t find my way to the end of them.
To be honest, I find myself intimidated by all classic books! Haha 🙂
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