Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic is: Top Ten Tuesday Rewind (meaning I get to pick a past TTT topic and post about it. I picked: Top Ten Most Intimidating Books
Some that I have read:
1.) Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand-I had this book on my shelf for 3 years before I finally read it all the way through. I don't know which intimidated me more, the length or Rand's philosophy.
2.) The Stand by Stephen King-I was nervous about this book because it was so long. I don't know why I was concerned because I loved this book. Even though it's long, it reads quick.
3.) War and Peace by Lev Tolstoy-I have read this book twice, once in English and once in Russian. It's intimidating because it's long and is the masterpiece of Russian literature but it is one of my all time favorites.
4.) The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkein-I don't love fantasy and I heard this book was a difficult read so it sat on my shelf a long time before I got the guts to read it. It was so worth it!
Some that I am still too chicken to read:
1.) The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett-I don't know why but this book really intimidates me. I love historical fiction but I haven't been able to pick this one up.
2.) Les Miserables by Victor Hugo-Have you seen how long this book is? I started reading it in high school and enjoyed it but never finished. I am hoping to get to it this fall.
3.) The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss-I have heard amazing things about this book but I think the length and the fact that it is fantasy have kind of scared me off. It's been on my nook for a year!
4.) Moby Dick by Herman Melville-I feel like I should read this but I have read such mixed reviews of it that I am kind of scared to pick it up.
5.) Ada or Ardor by Vladimir Nabokov-Ugh. I took a class on Nabokov in college and we read 5 of his books. This is one we didn't have time to read so I have owned it ever since. I didn't love any of Nabokov's work but feel like I should read it anyway. It intimidates me because I know how painful it is going to be.
6.) The Gulag Archipelago vol. 1-3 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn- I received Volumes 1-3 of this book a few years ago and have yet to read them. Each volume is HUGE and full of sadness and despair. I feel like I am going to need to be in the right frame of mind for this one.
What books intimidate you? Leave me a link to your Top Ten Tuesday rewind so I can check it out!