Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week she posts an idea for a 'Top Ten' list relating to books, and encourages other book bloggers to respond and participate. All the details are listed on her site. I didn't really pick ten books. Instead, I picked a series, an entire genre, and then a couple books. Breaking the rules a little, but when you actually think about it, there's more than ten books listed ;)
This weeks topic: Most intimidating books
1. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin - I've read the first in this series and LOVED it. I have the second waiting on my bookshelf, but I'm too scared to start it! It's just because of the size; I know I'll love it, but its such a long book that all other books will likely get neglected.
2. Classics - I just can't pick one book that's intimidating in this genre - they all are! I have a bunch at home that I really want to read, but I'm afraid that I won't like them. I'm worried that I won't understand the writing, or that I'm not going to understand what the whole meaning of the book was. So I just don't pick them up. Some of the ones I really want to read at home are: all of Jane Austen's, Oliver Twist, Wuthering Heights, Les Miserables, Anna Karenina and Jane Eyre.
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet. Again, the reason I haven't read this yet, even though it's on my shelf, is that its such a large book! I've heard really good things about it, but its intimidating!
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski. Again, it comes down to the size of the book for me sometimes. I really like it when I can read books fast (in a couple days). But when I see the task of picking up a long book, I know that so many other books will be just sitting on the shelf forever.. and it makes me sad! haha Hopefully I'll get to it soon :)