Books That Intimidate Me

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Books That Intimidate Me Daisies and Delights

I'll be honest, books can be scary. Huge, thick books that seem almost never-ending can be really daunting and almost impossible to pick up. Books with complex storylines and unusual character names can be mentally challenging and therefore make you reluctant to read them. And then there are the books that everyone loves, but you're too scared to read in case you don't feel the same way. For whatever reason it may be, everyone can feel intimidated by a book, even if you're a book blogger like myself. In this post, I want to share a few of the books that really intimidate me and I therefore haven't read yet.

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
The Harry Potter franchise is one of the most popular series' out there, and it's a hardcore obsession for many children, teens and adults alike. I haven't read any of the books, and honestly, I'm quite scared to do so. Everyone is constantly praising them, so what if I wasn't to like them? I can guarantee that a negative review wouldn't go down well in the close-knit community of Potterheads. On the other end of the spectrum is the possibility that I'd absolutely fall in love and enjoy the series to its fullest, but reading them so late would almost be an embarrassment. As I continue to be intimidated by this book series, I guess I'll never know if I'd love it or hate it, but hopefully one day I'll be able to conquer this feeling and start reading this series.

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Yes, you read that right. I am scared to read a Cassandra Clare book. I mean why wouldn't I be, with this book promising to be an epic conclusion to a storyline I've fallen in love with? I wouldn't say I'm intimidated to the point where I can't read it (because let's face it we all know I'll read it and love it in the near future) but I'm really nervous to start it. A lot of tension and excitement has been built up towards this book and I'm dying to know how everything concludes, but at the same time I'm scared that it won't be the ending I want. I've heard a few spoilers and I know that there are some tragic events, so I've been avoiding reading this for quite some time as a way of dodging the fate of accepting the end to the Infernal Devices series.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
I'm really eager to read this book, mostly after hearing Sasha from Abookutopia sing its praises on countless occasions, and I'm a big fan of historical fiction. However, this book intimidates me for several reasons. First and foremost, it's absolutely massive! At 896 pages, I can tell that it'd take me forever to read (and that's just the first book in the series), and I'm scared that I'll become addicted to the story and characters when all of the books are so lengthy. I'm also intimidated by the fact that, as good as it sounds, this book isn't YA and therefore is going to be much more complex than what I'm used to, particularly in it's elements of fantasy.

Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Virtually every YA lover has read Allegiant, the final instalment in the Divergent trilogy, and seemed to adore the ending, so what if I don't love it as much as everyone else? I found the Divergent series quite hard to follow in terms of there being lots of characters with similar names and it was confusing as to who was speaking at times, so I'm worried that this will translate into Allegiant and stop me from enjoying it. With a book that is as respected and enjoyed as this, I don't want to be the one who puts a downer on it and leaves a negative review. So whether I'd love it or hate it, this one is staying on my TBR list for now.

Tithe by Holly Black
This is one of her more popular books, but it's on the list to act as a representation of any Holly Black book. I was lucky enough to meet her alongside Cassandra Clare during their book tour for The Iron Trial and she was a really sweet and likeable person. I loved her writing in the first of the Magisterium books but I'm worried that I won't be a fan of her lone work, especially when I found her so lovely at the signing. Also, her Spiderwick Chronicles series seems to be a staple read and I loved the film when I was younger, so I'm slightly intimidated that these books won't live up to my expectations.

I hope that this post proves that everyone can be intimidated by books, whether you're a book blogger like myself or just an average reader. I'd love to know if you can relate and are also intimidated by these books, or if not then which books you're afraid of, so let me know down in the comments! Thank you for reading this post and I'll see you next Sunday!

Love from Daisy x

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