This bookish meme is hosted by thatartsyreadergirl
This week, I’ll be doing Most Intimidating Books! Again, I’m only going to pick five, but I kinda think they might be universal…so hopefully you guys will agree with me!
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1.) War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Just from size alone, I don’t want to read this book. It’s 1440 pages and 2.2 POUNDS. OVER 2 POUNDSSSS, GUYSSSS!
And honestly, if I ever do get around to reading War and Peace, I knowww I’m going to become one of those annoying elitist people who constantly talk about it, because I LITERALLY WOULD HAVE READ OVER TWO POUNDS OF BOOK. I’d never shut up about that…ever.
2.) Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I’ve been seeing this book allll over Bookstagram. But…like…I know I’m gonna hate it if I read it. I don’t like reading long interviews, and this whole book is written as one big interview. I’m sure the author did a wonderful job with it (considering everyone raves about Daisy Jones & The Six) but I know what I don’t like, and so I’m probably never going to read this book based off of that writing choice. Kinda disappointing because I feel like I would fall in love with the character of Daisy Jones.
3.) Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Much like #2 on this list, I don’t really want to read this book due to the form of writing within it. Illuminae isn’t a novel, it’s a collection of “files” and whatnot…I’m sorry, I just don’t want to read stuff like that in my free time. Give me the regular old novel and I’m a happy girl. NEXT!
4.) City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
So I’m not scared of the book on it’s own…I’m scared of the millions of books I would have to read to complete the series. I honestly feel like I might have dodged a bullet by not getting into this series when it came out. A series that long requires wayyyy more dedication than I’m really willing to give at this moment.
5.) Paradise Lost by John Milton
So I’ve wanted to read this book for about a decade now, but I just never have because I feel like Paradise Lost is a gateway book to being a book snob. I know, totally irrational, but I’m weird like that. I probably will end up reading it eventually, but I’m going to try to put it off for a little bit longer!
And that’s it! Did you guys agree with my choices? Do you have any books you think I should add to my list? Or did I include one of your faves in my list and you feel like you need to defend it? Feel free to leave a comment!