It’s that time again! Top Ten Tuesday!
(Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the awesome folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. You should totally check them out!)
This week’s top ten? Top Ten Most Intimidating Books
This should be relatively easy for me. Books very rarely, if ever, intimidate me due to size. Most of the time I find classic books the most intimidating to read, because I worry that I won’t “get” them on the same level that everyone else does. Yay for cognitive dysfunction due to illness! I also get intimidated because I tend to be really progressive and liberal and… I don’t even know what else. I think that classics have their place, but I also think that there is room for new books to be given the hallowed mantle of “classic”. And a lot of the time, I hate classic prose.
Without further ramblings, though I know you all enjoy those SO very much, and as always in no particular order…
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey (Goodreads)
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (Goodreads)
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (Goodreads)
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne (Goodreads)
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (Goodreads)
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Goodreads)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Goodreads)
Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally (Goodreads)
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami (Goodreads)
Sophie’s Choice by William Styron (Goodreads)
So, what books do you find intimidating? What makes a book intimidating for you?
Thanks for reading!