July 2: Top Ten Most Intimidating Books
- Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo. Mostly just because of its size. I absolutely love the story, and really want to read this book, but it is a little daunting.
- The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. Basically the same as above. And, really, also The Three Musketeers.
- Jack Ryan series, by Tom Clancy. Simply because they’re so many, and mostly large books. They’re fast reads, though, so not all that intimidating.
- Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card. So many people love it and praise it, and as such I feel like I’ll be required to love it when I read it. Not necessarily a bad thing, especially if it does turn out great, but I’m not a huge fan of reading things and feeling like I’ll have to love it.
- Many books by Charles Dickens. The writing style, the often large pagecount, etc.
- The Dark Tower series, by Stephen King. While they’re not all that long, it’s still a big series with several long books.
- Moby Dick, by Herman Melville.
- 87th Precinct series, by Ed Mcbain. This is simply because there’s so many of them.
- Various other Classics, such as Gone With the Wind and many more that I’m blanking on right now. This also includes things like the 12-volume History of Middle-earth, which would be amazing to read some time, but is a little daunting.
- Various Non-Fiction Books. Simply because I’m not a huge fan of non-fiction, so any huge non-fiction book is slightly daunting to me (with exceptions).