5 Books that Intimidate Me

Hello Everyone!

I decided that I’m going to make a list of books that intimidate me. This could be because of the length or the heavy contents. It could even be because so many people have hyped the books that I’m scared that I won’t love them. All of these are books that cause me to enter into ‘flight or fight’ mode at the sight of them.

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang is first on this list because it deals with real- world heavy topics and I need to be mentally prepared for pain. Also I know it’s a lot of people’s favorite series so I’m going in with high expectations which has worked against me in the past.

House of Leaves by Mark z. Danielewski is such a strangely formatted book that you can only read it from a physical copy. It also has a twisty and strange plot. I feel like I will either love or hate this book.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon is so freaking big (as in 848 pages big!) that I don’t even want to start. A physical copy of this book could be used as a weapon.

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini is also a large book. That on top of Science Fiction not being a genre that I read a lot leads me to being a bit intimidated by this book.

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo is in verse and I don’t usually read books in verse. That means this book is very out of my comfort zone.

All of these books are on my radar and intimidate me. What are some books that intimidate you?

Thanks for reading,


6 replies on “5 Books that Intimidate Me”

Poppy War and To Sleep in a Sea of Stars are intimidating for me as well! (And I’ve made a commitment to read To Sleep in a Sea of Stars this year, oh no). It’s funny, but when I was a teenager I could read books with content warning lists as long as my arm without batting an eye, but as an adult I know I won’t enjoy books like that unless other factors within the book balance out the gore/violence/abuse.

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