Top Ten Tuesday #14: Books Most Intimidating

July 2: Top Ten Most Intimidating Books

  1. Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo. Mostly just because of its size. I absolutely love the story, and really want to read this book, but it is a little daunting.
  2. The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. Basically the same as above. And, really, also The Three Musketeers.
  3. Jack Ryan series, by Tom Clancy. Simply because they’re so many, and mostly large books. They’re fast reads, though, so not all that intimidating.
  4. Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card. So many people love it and praise it, and as such I feel like I’ll be required to love it when I read it. Not necessarily a bad thing, especially if it does turn out great, but I’m not a huge fan of reading things and feeling like I’ll have to love it.
  5. Many books by Charles Dickens. The writing style, the often large pagecount, etc.
  6. The Dark Tower series, by Stephen King. While they’re not all that long, it’s still a big series with several long books.
  7. Moby Dick, by Herman Melville. 
  8. 87th Precinct series, by Ed Mcbain. This is simply because there’s so many of them.
  9. Various other Classics, such as Gone With the Wind and many more that I’m blanking on right now. This also includes things like the 12-volume History of Middle-earth, which would be amazing to read some time, but is a little daunting.
  10. Various Non-Fiction Books. Simply because I’m not a huge fan of non-fiction, so any huge non-fiction book is slightly daunting to me (with exceptions).

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