Top Five Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey @GingerReadsLainey and she has passed down the torch to Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes. For more information and for future topics you can check out the goodreads group.
So I finally decided to participate in top five Wednesday! 😀 I have wanted to do it for ages but never got around to it for some reason. Today, after spending nearly the whole day studying, I felt like writing something and seeing as it is Wednesday I thought this would be the perfect time to start it. (Even though it’s already 11:30 pm when I’m writing this.) 😄 Anyway, let’s get into the list!
5. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Now this might seem like a weird choice of book to be intimidated by (especially when you see the other ones on my list).
So why am I intimidated by this book? Well, I have heard many mixed things about it and some of my friends (that usually have the same opinion on books as I) hated this book. Plus I have read the first two book of The Monsrtumologist series by the same author and really enjoyed them – now I’m kind of scared to read this book and
hate it not enjoy it as much as I hoped I would when I bought it.
4. Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
Well, it’s nearly the same situation as with The 5th Wave. I have heard many mixed things about it (though this time not from the friends I mentioned before). And I have already read The Uglies trilogy (or however it’s called) by this author and enjoyed it.
Now there are two other things that intimidate me about this book. The first is the length (which will be the recurring theme throughout this list) and the second is that it’s a contemporary – which might be weird for some people, but I’m not the biggest fan of contemporary and I tend to not enjoy them as much as other people.
3. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
This book is seriously gigantic – the edition that I have has over 1000 pages and the writing is seriously tiny. Not that I expected anything else, as most of Stephen Kings books are that way.
Another thing, beside the insane length, of this book that intimidates me is the theme – or rather what it’s about. Basically I don’t know much about American history, least of all about the presidents (or in this case the assassination on Kennedy). So I’m not really sure how to approach this book. I might wait until I’m home so I can annoy my mom with all the things I don’t know. 😄
2. Complete Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
Now onto the two classics that intimidated me the most!
I got this book for my birthday some years ago and still haven’t read it. Mostly because the length and the language intimidate me. I remember we had to read some of the short stories in school, as our teacher wanted to see how good our English was, and I had problems with it (well it was when I was around 12 or 13 and my English is a lot better now so I shouldn’t have any problems with it). But I still remember the feeling of not being able to follow the story and that’s mostly the reason that I haven’t picked it up.
1. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
I bought this book a few years ago. Actually it was right after I watched the 2012. movie
(Oh. My. God. I didn’t realize it was that long ago…Four years. What the hell?) in the cinema. I remember watching it twice with some of my best friends, we basically became obsessed with it. Me being the bookworm that I am decided that I wanted to read the book. And now four years later it still hasn’t happened (though I have started it two or three times, and given up at around 100-200 pages). I’m mostly intimidated by the length of it and by the fact that my edition has super tiny font. This is the only book that I own that I’m unsure I’ll ever read.
Thank you for reading. I hope you have a wonderful day! (Or night, as it’s nearly midnight when I’m posting this.)