TTT: Top Ten Most Intimidating Books

Posted January 20th, 2015 by in Top Ten Tuesday / 8 comments

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This week was a Freebie week so I went through and picked an old TTT post that the ladies at Broke and Bookish did a long time ago.

I picked to go with Top Ten Most Intimidating Books!


Outlander (Outlander, #1)

This book is just purely a long book and many people love it so I feel like the expectations going into this one are high. I have even tired reading this before to only get halfway through. I still want to go back and give this another go but I’m scared I still won’t like it.


Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)

It isn’t the size of this book that is troubling. It is the fact that so many people have loved this book that keeps me from picking it up. I have had it on my shelf forever and still haven’t read it.


The Tea Rose (The Tea Rose, #1)

I love the YA book by this author called A Northern Light so I bought this book a long time ago. I guess the sheer size of this monster that keeps me from diving in.


Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1)

This book is so well loved by people that I’m kinda scared to jump in. Plus one of my good friends loves this series but I guess I worry I might not like it so I always stay away from it.


Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1)

Just like with Pleasure Unbound this is another well loved paranormal romance series that is also really long so I just hesitate to jump into a romance series that is 15ish books long at this point. It is a lot to commit to!


Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)

As a person who has read the first 4 Mortal Instruments books I didn’t love any of them. Everyone pretty much states that this series is so much better than TMI but I worry that my expectations are so high I won’t like this one at all.


A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)

Many people love Libba Bray’s books but I have yet to read her work which is really sad, especially since this book sounds like the perfect mix for me. However, since most people love her work it makes reading one of her books intimidating.


Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)

A highly loved angel series in YA and I love a great angel book and I still haven’t read this because of once again high expectations and my worry it won’t be amazing for me.


Darkfever (Fever, #1)

Who hasn’t read this series and loved it! I can’t tell you how many quotes I have read on Barrons and so it scares me to read this because I have huge expectations of this book!


Covet (Fallen Angels, #1)

I love the BDB series by Ward but I have put off reading this series because I really worry it won’t measure up to the BDB characters and storyline and that it will disappoint me. This is one of my favorite authors so it intimidates me the most.



8 Responses to “TTT: Top Ten Most Intimidating Books”

  1. Candace

    I read Outlander (and a good chunk of the series) before I was a blogger and loved it. I think it would be daunting now though. They all have slow bits that are harder to get through but the whole story arc and stuff is great.
    Graceling didn’t wow me, but Fire did. I LOVED Fire.
    Pleasure Unbound sat on my shelves for years. I finally just gave it away a few weeks ago.
    Clockwork Angel is fantastic, imo. Worth the read.
    A Great and Terrible Beauty is great. The end of the series was disappointing though. Kind of a WHOA, I can’t believe that happened kind of deal. It’s been years since I read them though.

    READ THE FEVER SERIES. Just READ IT. Seriously. Stop everything now and read it. I read it before the hype and loved it! Ignore the hype and just know it’s a kick ass read you can’t miss out on.

    I read Covet and liked it pretty well but I have a tendency to get annoyed with books with a strong romance theme and that aspect bothered me. But for it’s genre, etc it’s pretty good.

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  2. Lenore (@Bibliolatryme)

    I completely agree on OUTLANDER. It is so long and that is intimidating in itself. Add in the hype.. and yeah I have’t gotten to it yet either. Also agree on Larissa Ione. I tried it once, and I wasn’t as swept in as I would have liked so I put it down until later and just never went back. Ward…oh Ward. I love BDB so much, and Covet just didn’t draw me in as much. I’m scared to continue the series because what if I don’t like them šŸ™ Great post!

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  3. Angie F.

    Do not have high expectations for Darkfever! Don’t do it! I looooved that series, but the first book is not great. Mac is sooo frustrating! The series didn’t really hit love territory until the third. The last book is FANTASTIC though!

    I was totally worried about reading Slave to Sensation late last year, but I wound up really enjoying it! It’s so different, but really good! I hope to continue the series this year. šŸ˜€

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