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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and The Bookish. Because your admins here at From Covers to Covers love the idea of making funny and interesting lists, we are really excited to participate in these weekly challenges.

Paula's Picks:
1. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

This book was mysterious, dark, engaging, and pretty creepy all at the same time; Intimidating, if I do say so  myself. I think the Goodreads Summary pretty much sums up why: "Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list." However, I still loveeeed this book, it was amazing! 

2. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

I've probably mentioned this book before because it definitely is one of my all time favorites. Jodi Picoult books are all pretty intimidating because of their small fonts, thickness, and the seriousness of the issues Picoult chooses to tackles. This one, in particular, is intimidating because I really have to emotionally prepare myself before diving into Nineteen Minutes.


3. The Game of Thrones Series by George R.R Martin

This series have been sitting on my bookshelf for the past year. Don't get me wrong, I adoreeee the Game of Thrones TV show and I love the story and everything, I just can't seem to bring myself to open the first book. It's intimidating because four books, each eight hundred and something pages long, is a lot of investment. But don't worry! I will read them one day! I've heard such amazing things about it. 


4. The Watch that Ends the Night by Allan Wolf

I haven't read this book either but its definitely on my "To-Read" list on Goodreads. I chose this novel as "intimidating" because I cry so easily when it comes to anything about the titanic. The movie always leaves me in a sad, mopey, mess of tears and puffy red cheeks, surrounded by clumps of used tissue everywhere- you get the picture. I'm sure this book will leave me in the same, sulking, emotionally destroyed mess.


5. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

I've heard so much about this book. I haven't read it, nor have I watched the movie, but I know it's an amazingly written sad story. Those are the ones that really break your heart and leave you emotionally distraught. Intimidating...

Sarina's Picks:
1. The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
When I first heard of these books, I kind of shoved them off because they had already been released, and they were really long. Thank god I didn't ignore them because honestly, it's one of the best stories I've ever read. Cassandra Clare has a gift when it comes to coming up with stories with great mythology, action, and romance. Perfect for both girls and boys!

2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
This one, much like Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson, intimidated me because of the cancer story line. I knew that it'd be sad, and I didn't how of to handle it. It was much to my surprise that this book actually had many light elements to it. The romance for sure helped me survive this book, and even though it was very sad, it was definitely worth every tear.

3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I still haven't read this one and, much like The Fault in Our Stars, it's because I'm scared of how sad I am going to be when I finish this one. I've only heard good things about all of Markus Zusak's books, but this particular book has gotten so much praise. I know I have to read it, and it's sitting on my shelf, I just go to get around to it.

4. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Have you read The Scorpio Race by Maggie Stiefvater? It's beautiful and lyrical, like all of Maggie's works, but it's hard to read. Super slow but eventually gets better. I have a sense that The Raven Boys is going to mimic this pattern. This book is going to be amazing, but I know it's going to take me a while to get through it, especially because I heard there's very little romance (C'mon Maggie, write more stories like Sam and Grace's!), so I just have to prepare myself for it.

5. Daughter of Smoke and Bone Series by Laini Taylor
Like the previous two books, I have this book waiting for me on my bookshelf. Whenever I ask anybody about this books, they always tell me this: "It's... different". Different in my world means good but difficult to get through. I can tell from reading the first few pages that this book is worth the hype, but I just wish I could find the time to just sit back and read it.

That's a wrap! What books do you find intimidating and for what reasons?

1 comments:

maijareads said...

Daughter of Smoke & Bone is on my TBR list, but I am a bit hesitant because of the hype. What if I'm one of the people who won't like it?

Sometimes I'm intimidated by large books, but for some reason high/epic fantasy books are an exception to that. I am happily reading The Game of Thrones series with no care when it comes to their size!