Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Most Intimidating Books!
Jen's Top Ten Most Intimidating Books:
1. Anna Karenina - Tolstoy: I bought this book three month's ago with every intention of reading it after finishing my (then) current book...then I thought I'll read one more book and then start it...and then well I'll just read one more book and then start Anna Karenina. It's still sitting on my bookshelf.
2. Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace: I've heard such great things about this book! I went to Borders to buy this book (with a coupon!) but the size scared me (1,000+ pages) and I ended up putting the book back on the shelf. I kind of regret not buying it...but I'm sure another Borders coupon will come my way!
3. The Count Of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas: It's HUGE!
4. Moloka'i - Alan Brennert: I've heard such great things about this book I'm afraid I'll end up hating the book.
5. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov: I'm afraid of being grossed out by it
6. Shogun - James Clavell: It's a brick!
7. Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins: So far I've loved this trilogy. I'm afraid I might be disappointed with how Collins ends it.
8. Hamlet - Shakespeare: I've never read any Shakespeare outside of school. What I read in school was pretty much watered down for us (abridged versions with notes in the margins). I think I'd pick Hamlet to read first because I've heard the Lion King was loosely based on it and the Lion King is one of my favorite Disney movies.
9. One Hundred Years Of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Earlier this year I attempted this book. I didn't make it very far, I kept getting all of the names mixed up!
10. A Farewell To Arms - Hemmingway: Hemmingway just intimidates me and I don't know why!
*I've learned that big books scare me!