Thank you The Broke and The Bookish for this wonderful Tuesday meme.
This week’s topic is Top Ten Most Intimidating Books! Anjie and I will be splitting the list again for the sake of consistency. And here we go!
1. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
I received this book as a gift back in March (I think), and I still haven’t read it. Most of my bookish friends have loved it and I fear I might not like it. The size of the book is also intimidating me.
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
I bought this book because the movie is coming out soon. Almost everyone I know hates this book except one person (That person would be Anjie. Haha). I took a leap of faith buying this book and now I’m scared it will disappoint me. Verdict: It is sitting on my book shelf… lonely.
3. The One by Kiera Cass
‘The One’ hasn’t been released yet I am very intimidated by it. Being the last book in the trilogy, I want so many things to be resolved and I want so many things to happen, it is ridiculous. Not everything will get resolved and what does get resolved might not even be how I want it to. I am wearily anticipating this book, hoping it will not shred my feels into oblivion.
4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
I’ve read very few classics in my life. This classic has been sitting on my shelf, waiting for me to read it. I loved Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and I’m hoping I’ll love her sister’s written work as well. The size of the book and the difficult language in the novel has had me turning a blind eye when I see it sitting on my book shelf.
5. Legend by Marie Lu
I’m halfway through this book and I can’t take it. I don’t know if I can keep going. Nope. Nu uh. Not happening any time soon.
6. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Many who have read ‘Unravel Me’ have told me that they’ve changed their loyalties towards a certain character and I really don’t want that to happen.
7. The Kill Order James by Dashner
I liked the Maze Runner trilogy and I’m uncertain about prequels and if it will ruin my feelings for the Maze Runner.
8. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
This sounds like a suspenseful thriller filled with ghosts and everything I’m afraid of reading. Enough said.
9. The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
I read the first book in the series and I wasn’t impressed with it. I feel like if I read this, my opinion won’t change and I’m going have to drop the series.
10. The Host by Stephenie Mayer
I honestly put off reading this book because of Twilight. I loved Twilight in the beginning and a book separate from the themes within twilight sort of scared me. (Veronica: Anjie’s opinion of this book changed after she read it. Max Irons <3)
15 thoughts on “Top Ten Most Intimidating Books”
I much preferred The Host to the Twilight books. I’ve got Unravel Me to read, and can’t wait!
Me too! 🙂
Aren’t you just a little curious about why people are switching teams in Unravel Me? Honestly, they have good reasons, lol. It’s been my favorite novel of this year, so I hope you read it! I’ve heard very mixed reviews of the Maze Runner, but honestly I loved it. The characters were funny and I loved the mystery of the maze. The second book was good, too, but the third one kind of disappointed me. The Host is better than Twilight in a lot of ways, really. Happy reading & nice list!
You’re the third person that loves the Maze Runner. I’m starting to feel hopeful that it won’t suck. The Host is marvelous! 🙂 I loved it!
I almost added Jane Eyre, too!
It is somewhat intimidating isn’t it?
Yes! For size and language, mostly.
I totally agree with you that The One is intimidating. I feel like are there are so many issues waiting for resolve, and I don’t know KC is going to jam all of that into this book- but I’m definitely not backing away from it, because I want to know what happens 🙂 I really like anything James Dashner, so I’d recommend Maze Runner and friends (haha) to you, definitely 😀 I love The Iron Fey series, and I really think the books progressed from the first to fourth. I’m planning on doing a reread for that one actually 😀 Great post!
I too have no clue how KC is going to fit it all in one book. She needs at least 500 pages to resolve that baby. Haha. Ill get to reading the Maze Runner soon then. 🙂
Jane Eyre totally intimidates me and has been collecting dust for quite some time! 😦 I have Shatter Me & Unravel Me both on my shelf as well, unread and desperate for attention. Anna haunted my shelves for quite a while, but I finally picked it up and loved it.
Brandy @ A Little of the Book Life
That makes me feel better that I’m not the only one letting Jane Eyre gather dust on the shelf. I’ve heard shatter me is good. Anjie has read it but not I.
Jane Eyre is also on my list 🙂 Thanks for sharing! There’s a lot of books on your list that I just haven’t had a chance to read because of my long TBR pile, but I know that they are awesome.
My TTT: http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/top-ten-most-intimidating-books/
The Host is way better than Twilight. Hands down. Such a good book, I urge you to read it!
Jane Eyre is on my TBR list 🙂
I didn’t enjoy The Host that much…
I loved the Host… and I wasn’t a Twilight fan.
And I really like Jane Eyre. It’s one of those books that I remember where I was in my life when I first read it…. it means a lot to me because of that and cause the story is great!