Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten  Eight Most Intimidating Books

Intimidated by size, content, whatever

Les Misérables
It took me years to work up the gumption to read Les Miserables. The size and content intimidated me. I knew it was going to be sad, but it was well worth the read!

The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers is a big book! I'm also intimidated by all the French history I'd need to know to fully understand it.

Memoirs of a Geisha
I want to read this one because of the heavy Japanese culture, but I'm a little hesitant because of the content.

A Child Called "It"
I use to want to read this, but I have a child now, and I'm not sure if I want to read this anymore. I've heard that it is a tough read, and I don't think I'll be prepared for the sadness.

The Complete Sherlock Holmes
I want to read this SO bad, but it is HUGE!

David Copperfield (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
I LOVE all the Dickens' books I've read so far! He was a genius! For some reason David Copperfield intimidates me. I don't know whether it is size or the story or what.

Death Star (Star Wars)
The Star Wars books are pretty intimidating to me because I really want to read them, but there are SO SO many of them. I don't know where to begin. I'm thinking of starting with Death Star, but once I start, there is no going back! I will have to finish them all!

Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Will I enjoy it? Will I understand it? I love Taming of the Shrew, but hate others. I want to read them all, but I know I won't like all his works or understand it.


  1. Les Miserables is on my list this week too. A Child Called It is a good read, but it's incredibly hard to read, especially if you have a child/work with children.

  2. I want to read all the Sherlock Holmes too! But I'm kinda scared that they'll be boring or something… Hah it's true there are tons of Star Wars books. Luckily you don't' really have to read them in order.

    My TTT

  3. Great list! I want to read almost everything you've put down and I haven't read a single one yet. I guess that's why they're intimidating, lol. Some day.

  4. I found myself nodding along to all your titles. There were quite a few classics on my list also.

  5. David Copperfield and Three Musketeers are both awesome!