Books You’re Intimidated By:
I think this one might be a hard one. I never really think about these things!
Here goes nothing! 😐
1.) The Bird’s Nest by Shirley Jackson.
Or, any Shirley Jackson book really. I know I’ve already read, and
LOVED her book, We Have Always Lived In The Castle, but all of her
other books just seem so intimidating. Interesting, but intimidating!
2.) Portrait of a Lady by Henry James.
This book is on my Pop Sugar 2016 Reading Challenge TBR, but
I’ve been putting if off, because I’m scared to read it. I don’t know
why…I guess it’s because it’s a Classic, and I’m not really into reading
Classics. Plus I’m afraid it’s going to be too boring. The Plot is interesting,
and I don’t want it to be boring!
3.) Hamlet by William Shakespeare.
And every other play be William Shakespeare. The writing itself, makes
reading anything by Shakespeare intimidating. I know I’ve read things
from him in high school, but just thinking about trying out his more
famous works, is a little jarring…
4.) The Iliad by Homer.
I had to read The Odyssey, in high school. I did really like it, but I know
I was intimidated by the book, so even thinking about reading any thing
else by Homer, makes me want to run for the hills!
5.) The Lord of The Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Now, I’ve already had to read The Hobbit, in high school, and I actually
did enjoy it, but I don’t know if I could handle these three books. There’s
just so much going on, (I know that from watching the movies…) and I don’t
know if I can make it through. Maybe someday I’ll actually grow some balls
and pick them up, but for now…No Thanks, I’m staying away!
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6 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday|April 20th, 2016.”
Lord of the Rings is so much different than Hobbit. Plus some people expect more action after the movies. The truth is it’s a story of the road. Thewy walk and walk and walk more.
But it’s worth reading. Fantastic world building, great characters. So many things to love.
and here’s my list: https://maginibooks.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/top-5-wednesday-books-youre-intimidated-by/
Portrait of a Lady and The Hamlet look very intimidating. I think they are complex classics. I watched the Lord of the Rings movies but I don’t think I can read the books.
Here are the books that intimidate me: https://dwgitau.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/t5w-intimidating-books/
Hamlet is surprisingly a pretty great book, it’s one of the few books I enjoyed reading for school. Actually, it can be kind of funny sometimes. Also, Lord of the Rings is probably one of my all time favorite series!! It’s so good! Though, the Council of Elrond in the first book can be a little…well, excessively long to say the least.
I really want to read Homer’s books! I love Greek mythology, but I’m also intimidated by them – especially the prose.
I loved the LOTR movies but I really don’t know if I could bring myself to read the books.
LOTR is a totally different beast than The Hobbit. The Hobbit is actually classified as a children’s book. I actually did enjoy ROTK – because it’s the least repetitive and the shortest.