Top 5 Tuesday: Intimidating Books

Hello bookworms!
It’s Tuesday so that means there’s a Top 5 post. If you don’t know Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. Every Tuesday there is a prompt and this weeks prompt is Top 5 Intimidating Books. Oh boy! Let’s just get started.

1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I have this book on this list because 1) It’s been on my shelf longer than any book I own. 2) EVERYONE loves it, so the expectations are HIGH. And 3) It’s deals with a heavy topic and that itself can be intimidating.

2. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
I read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens in December and it was a more difficult read than I am used to. I’ve heard that A Christmas Carol is one of his easier books to read but I didn’t find it easy at all. Oliver Twist is the only other book by Charles Dickens that I own and it definitely intimidates me when I’m just thinking of when I read A Christmas Carol.

IMG_58983. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Okay… so it’s not this book specifically that intimidates me but the entire Shadowhunters collection! There are so many books in this series and I am so late to reading them and I’m worried that I won’t like them.

4. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
This book is HUGE! But other than that, I’m just not sure if this is going to be a book that I’m going to like. I’ve seen both the 1998 film and the 2012 film and I just couldn’t get into either of them. My husband loves the 2012 film and I gave the book to him to read and even he couldn’t get into it.

5. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
I decided to throw in a non-fiction book on this list and because of that fact, it makes it intimidating to me. I don’t read a lot of non-fiction because I don’t always relate or find them interesting. I fairly enjoyed the film Wild featuring Reese Witherspoon but this book has just been staring at me from my bookshelf, almost as long as The Book Thief has been.

Most classics are intimidating to me because they are older and the writing styles can be very different. But that’s not a bad thing. Some of my favorite books are classics so I just need to get over my fears and read these intimidating books. What books are intimidating to you? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading. Cya!

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