This week's Top Ten Tuesday is dedicated to the Top Ten Most Intimidating Books--reads that overwhelm us in their size, content, and smartness! Sometimes books with lots of accolades can be intimidating, don't you think? And anything with a billion pages can give us library-due-date anxiety, which is never fun. Which of these books should are we missing out on with silly fears? Help us tackle this list! As always cheers to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting TTT! :-)
- Anything by Philippa Gregory- The Tudor Court series and the Cousins War series. People LOVE these, but I don't really like historical fiction, so I am nervous.
- I am the Messenger by Markus Zuzak. I cried so hard at The Book Thief, I dont know if I am ready for this.
- A Confederacy of Dunces- I even bought this, which is totally unheard of in my life, but MAN, I cannot get past page 1.
- Shadows of Night, the sequel to Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness- This is 600 pages in 1600th Century Europe, my junior year high school self who took Modern European History is worried she wont be able to follow the story of the Protestants, Catholics, French, English, Vampires, Witches, Dameaons....
- Froi of the Exiles and Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta. I liked Finnikin of the Rock, but these are SERIOUS fantasy books, and like all serious fantasy, take a lot of time (and pages) with world building. I took Froi out of the library, but just didn't feel like I had the time/focus to get involved. Someday I will!
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman. This is so well received I am afraid I will be disappointed if I don't like it. Thus I have avoided it. It sounds silly, but I hate to dislike books by authors I love and sometimes it makes me gun-shy.