Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish (click on the picture to visit their blog). A new Top Ten list is posted every week for fellow bloggers to participate in.
1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – I feel like this is one of those books you have to read before you die. I also feel like this is one of those books that is supposed to invoke profound thought and insight and I’m worried I won’t ‘get it’.
2. The Lord Of The Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien – I really want to read these books because I think I would really enjoy them, but I’m worried that it will be too confusing, what with the whole other language and the similar sounding names.
3. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer – Confession time. So I refuse to read these books because, quite frankly, I think the concept sounds ridiculous. However there is a small part of me that is intimidated by them out of fear that I may like them and then I’ll have to disown myself.
4. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy – Let’s be honest, I would NEVER read this book, purely because it’s fracking huge!! I don’t know how you couldn’t be intimidated by that.
5. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – This is another ‘should read’ but I’m scared to read it.
6. The Road by Cormac McCarthy – I’m intimidated by this books ability to make you super depressed. I am super curious, but not sure I can deal with all the bad feels
7. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein – This book intimidates me because I have built it up so much. I am uber excited to read this and am just hoping it lives up to my expectations.
8. Something Like Normal by Trish Doller – This one intimidates me because Rachel’s built it up so much and I hope I like it as much as she wants me to.
9. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green – I’ve read it. I love it. I want to read it over and over but each time I do I’m more nervous than the time before. Because I know what’s about to happen. This doesn’t stop me reading it though.
10. Anything by Shakespeare – I just don’t understand it. I can’t get my head around the language no matter how hard I try and I feel like I should be able to do that. Thank goodness for Wikipedia!