I, like I’m sure many others do, have a whole load of books on my TBR. It’s only natural then that some of these books should be more intimidating than others, whether this be down to the hype surrounding it, the topics it explores or even the mere length of it. Below I’ve decided to list some of my most intimidating reads, from fantasy to adult to classics!
I’ve heard so many brilliant things about this novel and in consequence I am incredibly keen to read it! That being said, I am incredibly intimidated by this book, and I’m therefore unsure as to when I’ll start reading it. The themes explored in this novel are intense and deeply serious so I feel it’s incredibly important to ensure that I’m in the right state of mind to read this one! The length of the novel is also an aspect that intimidates me a little, and so despite owning a physical copy of this, I’m not entirely sure when I’ll pick it up.
This is probably one of the books I am the most intimidated by. The sheer length of this novel is something to marvel at, and I don’t think I’ve ever read a novel this long! Just thinking about the amount of time it would take me, an incredibly slow reader, to read this sends a literal chill down my spine. With that said, I’m super excited to getting around to reading this, even if it will probably take me around 500 years!
Much like A Little Life, the emotional response I am likely to have as a result of this book is the primary thing that intimidates me about this novel. I’ve heard that it’s very upsetting, so despite owning a physical copy of this book I’m not entirely sure when I’ll get around to reading it (if I read it at all!)
I think it goes without saying that this is an intimidating read! This is a novel that I would absolutely love to read, and I thoroughly enjoy reading adaptations of it. Reading the actual thing however, is rather different and is something that I will probably remain scared of forever!
I would love to hear the books you’re intimidated by! Comment below if we have any in common!!