Top 5 Tuesday is a meme started by Bionic Book Worm, and this week’s topic is Intimidating Books. I will admit – there are several books I have yet to pick up for one reason or another because they intimidate me. Here are some of them:
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata – I am remedying this right now, but this book is so so long and the ratings so so stellar that I have been intimidated to pick it up. I am always hesitant when a newly released book has such high ratings because I’ve been burned over and over again in that scenario, but I think enough time has passed since it’s release, and those positive reviews just keep rolling in. (SPOILER ALERT – I AM LOVING THIS!)
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch – Being a fan of bookTube, there really is no way to avoid hearing about this book, and the reason I’m intimidated by this is two-fold. Not only is this book long, but it is beloved by many. The premise, however, is so appealing that I just have to get to this one eventually!
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – Reviews for this one tend to be hit or miss, so it’s not the pressure of loving this one that makes it an intimidating read, but the fact that it is so large. Although, I do want to love it because I bought the entire trilogy in hardcover. So, I guess there is that.
The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan – The page count alone is enough to intimidate me with this one, but it is also high fantasy, which also intimidates the heck out of me. I am going to read this one; I swear. It just may take me a bit!
Evenfall by Santino Hassell & Ais – It’s the size of this one guys. I know I said it with some of the others, but according to Goodreads, this is 1427 pages! Sometimes that is my entire page count for the month. I’ll waiting for a Nor’easter to dive into this bad boy.
So…yeah. It’s safe to say these books intimidate the heck out of me, but I am determined I will read them anyway! I would love to know if there are some books you hesitate to pick up because they intimidate you.