Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Yay lists! This week's topic is Top Ten Most Intimidating Books. There are definitely some books that come to mind immediately with this topic! I'm scared by a number of things, whether it be hype or sheer size.
(Also, I know it's Wednesday, I'm sorry! The long weekend messed up my days so let's just pretend I'm right and roll with it)
1. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan: I've managed to successfully read 8 (I believe?) Rick Riordan books so far in my life so I have no idea why this one particular read is so intimidating to me! I've been trying to get myself to read it since it first came out but seeing it on my shelf just makes me anxious.
2. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver: Ha. Ha. Ha. I say aaaall the time that I have no idea why I haven't read this yet but THAT'S A LIE. I am SO scared that this book won't live up to my sky-high expectations. I loved the first book, I love Lauren Oliver and I've heard amazing things about this. Also, I don't want to like Julian!
3. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling: There's no way that I would have picked up this small town mystery novel if it hadn't been written by JKR. I know it's not for everyone and I don't necessarily expect to adore it... but still. Someone make me read this one!
4. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima: Everyone and their pet dog loves this series. Dammit Sonia, if you had just read it that one time you checked it out of the library 4 years ago and ran out of time, you could have been on track with everyone else and not worried about it not living up to the hype!
5. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare: This is without a doubt one of my favourite series (JEM) and I am nowhere near ready for it to be over! :( Maybe if I just ignore this book, I can pretend it's still in progress?
6. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs: This book actually scares the crap out of me, to be honest. It follows me EVERYWHERE I GO and I just get creeped out thinking about it. Am I being completely irrational? It seriously cannot be as bad as I'm making it out to be. I mean, I liked Sweeney Todd just fine and Tim Burton is directing this movie? I give up, someone please give me some advice here!
7. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M.
Valente: I've definitely heard a lot of good things about this book from other readers but the main thing that intimidates me about this one is the attention it's gotten from other authors. Neil Gaiman, Tamora Pierce AND Holly Black? Will I get kicked out of the blogging world if my feelings don't match up?!
8. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson: I was really looking forward to this one and then... I read a huge spoiler. Argh, Internet posters that don't warn for spoilers, I HATE YOU. I'm sure I'll still enjoy this but for now, I'm a little intimidated.
9. My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent: I feel like this is such a staple read for YA bloggers and the fact that I haven't read it makes me feel kind of strange! Is it too late to catch up now? I have Volume 1 of the series sitting on my shelf. Then there's also, of course, the hype issue, which is apparently my #1 deterrent for what I'm sure are wonderful books.
10. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen: I've barely made a dent in the classics category but this is one that I feel like I should have read by now! I loved the Lizzie Bennett Diaries and everything I've heard about this book but actually making myself read it? Now that's a different story.
Happy Tuesday! (shhhh)