Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, which features (you guessed it!) top ten lists on a given topic each week. This week’s topic is Top
Ten Eight Books That Intimidate Me.
1. The Ask and the Answer/Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
These two books were both on my Spring TBR AND my Summer TBR. I LOVED The Knife of Never Letting Go, but I’m so INTIMIDATED to continue the series. What if I don’t love them as much? What if they kill my emotions like the first book did and I cry? What if I start to hate the main characters?
2. The Cider House Rules by John Irving
I LOVE A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, but I’m afraid his other books won’t live up to my expectations. This one’s been sitting on my shelf for two years now, and I just haven’t been able to pick it up yet.
3. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvatar
Everyone seems to love Maggie Stiefvatar’s writing. I didn’t like Shiver all that much, but I did like her prose, which makes me think I might like this book. But at the same time, I feel I might be the odd one out.
4. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Um, it’s J.K. Rowling, but it’s a literary, adult, dark J.K. Rowling. I don’t know if my brain would be able to process this.
5. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
So. I’ve heard things. And I want to keep hating Warner, than you very much.
6. The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway
Time travel, guys. TIME.TRAVEL. I LOVE time travel books. But I’m also so intimidated by this one because a)it’s pretty hefty, and b)it’s gotten some GLOWING reviews and I’m afraid I won’t love it as much.
7. Boundless by Cynthia Hand
Eeek it’s the end of a series I really like–and that’s always nerve-wracking! I really liked Unearthly, but LOVED Hallowed, so I don’t know how Boundless could ever measure up.
8. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
So everyone loves this book, but says it starts a little slow. And since historical fiction isn’t one of my favorite genres in the first place, I don’t know if I’d stick with it long enough. I always pick it up when I see it and then setting it back down because it’s such a hyped book.