Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Most Intimidating Books

As always, TTT is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic, ten most intimidating books.

1. IQ84 by Haruki Murakami- I have this book on my shelf, but it’s so huge. I feel like I’ll be reading it for months.

2. 11/22/63 by Stephen King- Same as above.

2. Paradise Lost by John Milton – I loved the sections I read of this in an English class…but I’m scared that was just a fluke. I’ve built this book up to such lofty expectations.

3. The Idiot by Fyodor Doestoevsky – I’ve read this book twice and loved it. I want to read it again, but worry the joy of it will be somehow tarnished.

4. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy- I read this book in 3 magical days. Worried I won’t regain the magic.

5. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese- So many people have read and recommended this book, I feel like it can’t possibly live up to the hype.

6. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini- One of my roommates read this a few years ago. She cried for like an hour. I don’t know if I can deal.

7. Seeing by Jose Faramago- I read Blindness a few years ago and while it was good, it was very, very intense. I want to read the sequel, but I also don’t.

8.  The Girl in the Flammable Skirt by Aimee Bender- Bender is such an amazing author, every time I read her, I was just sort of want to give up writing.

9. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer- Everyone loves this book, but it includes 9/11 as a theme and I just don’t know…

10. The Help by Kathryn Stockett- Everyone loves this. I own it. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like it. But what if I don’t?

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