Top Ten Tuesday is a meme organised by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is the ten books that most intimidate you in some way. This could be size, content or just the fact that everyone wants to read them and you know you will hate them. This was quite a hard list to write and I couldn’t even reach ten in the end.
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
I have real issues with this book and still can’t bring myself to read it. The fact that the main protagonists are involved in an incestual relationship just doesn’t sit well with me. Even though I read and loved Flowers In The Attic by Virginia Andrews when I was younger, I just can’t bring myself to read it.
Across The Universe by Beth Revis.
I just can’t get into science fiction books, so to find one in the YA market just leaves me cold. I know a lot of people have loved this series but I just have no wish to read it.
The Lords of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tollkien
The size of this puts me off. Not too mention that it is high fantasy and everyone loves it. I have convinced myself over the years that I would end up hating it, so better not to go there at all.
Marley and Me by John Grogan
This is probably a stupid book to be intimidated by but I know it will make me cry too much. When it came out, I had a very old black labrador and I wasn’t prepared to read the ending as everyone knows what will happen. Now I have my very own Marley lookalike and even though she is only a pup, I just can’t bring myself to read it and get all upset.
1Q84 by Murakami
Have you seen the size of this chunkster? 925 pages! I mean seriously that is huge. It would take me forever to read it and I’m a fast reader.
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
I bet you are thinking I’m nuts to have this book on my list, but I’m worried I will hate it. I often feel like I’m surrounded by John Green fans and I liked the one book of his I read, but I can’t say it really bowled me over. So if I end up hating this one, the backlash will be hard to live with. *cries*
Now Is Good by Jenny Downham
I’m not very good with the sick lit genre as it has been described and if I think a book is going to make me cry, I make a quick detour. I understand this book is probably amazing and well written but I know what happens in the end and I just can’t read it!
Wickedness by Deborah White
As far as I’m aware this book has a young girl being pushed into sex with an older man. Being a mother, I instantly found I couldn’t read this book. It would upset me too much.