Top Ten Tuesday: Most Intimidating Books

Posted July 2, 2013 by Michael @ Knowledge Lost in Top Ten Tuesday / 0 Comments

I don’t normally participate in Top Ten Tuesday, which is a book blogger meme that is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. But due to not having a post planned today and the fact I couldn’t resist the topic today, I thought ‘why not’. I suspect most people are going to go for the big classics that people expect you to read, so I thought I might add some other books too. So in no particular order;

10. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Have you seen Liberal Arts? There is a scene where Jesse (Josh Radnor’s character) decided to read an unnamed popular vampire novel (Twilight) just so he can properly see what is wrong with it. I feel like I might have to do the same.

9. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
I don’t really enjoy reading Fantasy, so I’m not looking forward to these high fantasy novels.

8. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
I watched the miniseries and was so bored, but that could be because Eddie Redmayne has no facial expressions.

7. Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
I’m expecting that my experience to this book will be similar to that of The Book Thief. Everyone loves it and I’ll think it was overrated.

6. Anything by D.H. Lawrence
After my hatred for Lady Chatterley’s Love I’m too afraid to try this author again.

5. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
Have you tried to read this one?

4. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
I was satisfied with the ending of The Hunger Games, I don’t feel the need to continue except there is a movie coming out.

3. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Heavy stuff, but someone’s got to read it.

2. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
My wife loves this book and I don’t want to end up hating books she loves (see Outlander)

1. In Search of Lost Time (Remembrance of Things Past) by Marcel Proust
Long and unfinished, I’m not sure what to expect from this one.

0 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Most Intimidating Books

  1. Kaylee E

    I was a little meh about The Hunger Games, so I’d recommend Catching Fire because I found it more interesting, but avoid Mockingjay at all costs. Or at least be prepared to smash your head against a wall repeatedly.

  2. Catching Fire is not my favorite in the series, but it’s definitely worth reading. Twilight is great if you’re looking for simple entertainment. 😀

  3. Ula ?

    I saw TV show of The Pillars of the Earth but I don’t feel like reading the book because I might not like it. Maybe I will change my mind later.

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  4. missbonnie13

    hahaha Oh Atlas Shrugged. I tried reading that in high school and that book is quite impossible. And anything by James Joyce is scary to me.

  5. Bree

    Oh you find The Book Thief overrated as well?! I liked it but I didn’t LOVE IT OMG like everyone else. It was a good story but for me it ended abruptly and I wanted to know what happened next.

    I liked Catching Fire….it gets criticism for being basically a repeat of The Hunger Games with some different people but I still really enjoyed it. I second whoever said avoid Mockingjay, or at least, the end of Mockingjay. Just…no.

    Twilight. Haha. I read this just before it exploded and it was kind of ok. Appalling writing but still kind of a weirdly bizarrely compelling story nonetheless. The rest of them are just an awful hot mess though and probably you will not like this at ALL.

  6. lectus

    If you start reading Twilight you’ll find so many things wrong with it to write a book of your own… Ha, I loved it anyway 🙂
    I read the first Lord of he rings book but then the darn movie came out so, I didn’t see the point anymore.
    Let me see… what else… ah yes, Follet, started reading but put it on hold to read something else and never picked again. And I was definitely NOT satisfied with the ending of Hunger Games so I obviously had to read the rest 🙂

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