Tuesday, July 2, 2013

...in books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish
This week the girls want to know my
 Top Ten Most Intimidating Books

Oh, I have some intimidating books on my shelves. The reason why they intimidate me vary from their size, the plot is something I usually don't enjoy, I got it as a gift and I don't know if I'll like it, etc.

The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas 
I bought it two years ago when I was in Prague and started it around Octoberlast year but I couldn't get into it and until then it is sitting on my booshelf with its beautiful spine and I am not sure if I will pick it up ever again. 

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton 
I got it in London in 2011 and I started it right away. Unfortunately I am a wuss when it comes to scary or creepy parts in books - I have a vivid imagination and when something gets creepy I tend to get nightmares. So I stopped and cannot bring myself to pick it up again which is annoying because I think about it quite often and wonder how it ends.

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness 
I want to read this book so badly but I can't pick it up - don't ask me why.
the beautiful German cover

Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke 
It's the last book in the Inkheart trilogy and I adore the first two books but when I'll read the third I will never ever experience reading this book for the first time and that saddens me.
anything by Charles Dickens

anything by Leo Tolstoy

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab 
I read The Archived by Victoria earlier this year and adored it but I cannot get myself to reading the Near Witch because the blurb on the backcover sounds creepy.
So, I just got 7 books that intimidate me but even that's too many in my opinion and I now want to read at least one of those in 2013.

Which books intimidate you and why?


  1. GO READ THE NEAR WITCH!!! Seriously!! It's SO GOOD!! It is a kind of creepy fairytale, but it's AMAZING and you will LOVE IT!
    Oh, and A Discovery of Witches is awesome as well :)

  2. The Discovery of Witches is a fun book. Kinda silly at times, but hard to put down. Near Witch is incredible.