Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Most Intimidating Books


Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week its the top ten intimidating books.

  1. American Gods by Neil Gaiman – A MONSTER of a book, that everyone seems to either hate or love – I was terrified I would be in the hate section. Luckily, I really enjoyed this one.
  2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – I read The Night Circus last year, and it’s one of my favourite books but before I had read it I read the thousands of glowing reviews and I was again, scared that I wouldn’t like it so much
  3. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare – I’m saving these for my holiday, and yet again I am scared I wont like them as much as everyone else
  4. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare – SEE ABOVE 😉
  5. White Cat by Holly Black – I’ve heard so many great things about this series, but I wasn’t a big fan of Tithe. I hope I like this one though!
  6. The Noughts and Crosses Trilogy by Malorie Blackman – read the first three when I was younger, but yet to read the last book! A great series, but I’d say that I am intimidated to see how it ends.
  7. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susana Clarke – The book is massive. I’m kind of scared, but also looking forward to it
  8. Legend by Marie Wu – another book with such a big following, I’m excited to read another dystopian though – I feel like I haven’t read one for ages.
  9. The Casual Vacancy by J. K Rowling – I brought this one AGES ago. I love Ms Rowling, but am intimidated that this may not match up!
  10. A Game of Thrones by G. R. R Martin – I was terrified of reading this book after all the hype. Loved it though, now to get on to the second one in the series!


15 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Most Intimidating Books

  1. I have Game of Thrones on my list too. I keep meaning to read the Noughts and Crosses series as I’ve heard so much about them.

  2. Both of Cassandra Clare’s series and The Casual Vacancy made my list as well!! I’m scared of not liking them! Also: THEY’RE HUGE!!
    I LOVED White Cat, I’m kinda scared to read Black Heart, the last one in the series, though… I never read Tithe, but it never sounded like my kind of book.
    Number 7 could have easily made my list as well!

    1. Aha I know – big books are scary! I’m really looking forward to White Cat – although I am always wary of last books in series – I hate endings!

  3. I just can’t bring myself to read Game of Thrones. I want to, but I do find it incredibly intimidating!

  4. I loved White Cat but I also really enjoyed Tithe too. I had to laugh about your Night Circus experience. I felt the same way when rereading Geek Love, I loved the book so much, read tons of reviews singing it’s praises over the years and was so afraid I would find it not so good on the reread but it was even better as I matured.

  5. I’m so glad you have Jonathan Strange on your list. I love that book. I was intimidated by the size too, but it’s totally worth it and you are so involved in this magical world, you won’t even notice how big the book is!

    My TTT

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