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Top Ten Most Intimidating Books
1. Watership Down by Richard Adams - Have you seen the size of this book? I mean, seriously. It's daunting. However, it's also amazing, so pretty much you need to read it.
2. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - Everyone and their mother loves this book. I'm not even kidding about that. It took me almost two years to even try it because I was certain I'd be the only one who didn't love it. Fun fact...it was great.
3. Dark Song by Gail Giles - This is one of those issue books that I love so very much, but it is dark, people. Trust me. I mean, this is a no-holds-barred take on an abusive relationship and details rape, violence and so much more...but it's well done.
4. The Once and Future King by T.H. White - We had to read this in junior high, and now that I'm successfully out of school (for many years), I can admit I didn't read it. I BSd the shit out of that subject. I want to read it, guys, but it's a classic...and it's massive.
5. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson - I love issue books. I've said it time and again. That said though, books that involve eating disorders and could be triggering for me. This one is exceptional, but it took me forever to actually read it.
6. The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan - Have you ever read a book that's so good that it actually surpasses your ability to read it? This is that book. I kid you not. It's beautiful, it's so artistic and it's poetic, and I don't think I'm good enough to read it.
7. Little Men by Louisa May Alcott - I grew up reading books that were probably too old for me. I read Little Women when I was six. That said, I've never made it past that book because I'm sure that Little Men and her other works just won't live up to that perfection.
8. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell - I can't bring myself to read this book. I've wanted to read it forever. It's on my shelf, guys, but I just can't. I've seen the film, and it's a classic. What if I hate it?!
9. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes - I've had an ARC of this forever. I opened it, I read the cast of characters from the different kingdoms, and I closed the book again. Perhaps I wasn't in the right mindframe to remember all these players, but I'm worried I'll dislike a book I should love.
10. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - This book is so. freaking. big. Like 816 pages big. But more than that, I loved the movie. What if I become one of those people that loves movies but hates books?! It's a legitimate fear, guys.