Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they come up with a topic and invite whoever wants to add their own list to their own blog.
I’ll admit, I’m not easily intimidated by books. There are some that I might be hesitant to read due to size, content, etc., but for the most part I say bring it on book! However… sometimes… books and topics can be pretty intimidating and make me a little nervous.
Here are my Top Ten Books and Topics that intimidate me:
Anna Karenina – Have you guys ever seen this book? It’s a monster man… a hideous monstrous beast!
The Iliad – I’m reading this one for Classics Retold and it’s super intimidating to me. Seriously, one of the most challenging books I’ve read in quite some time.
The Casual Vacancy – Do I love J.K. Rowling? You know… I don’t really know. I love Harry Potter, but that’s all I’ve read of her. So, I’m a little intimidated/nervous to read anything else she writes. What if I don’t love it? Others have, but what if I don’t?
The Diviners – While I’ve read this one, it was HUGE! I would be majorly intimidated had I wanted to read this entire series at once.
Gone Girl – I’m not so much the type of person who reads books that everyone is reading. Mostly because I end up not liking them that much. This one, though, is a little intimidating because I DO want to read it… but then I worry I won’t like it.
To Kill a Mockingbird – I’ve never read this. Everyone says it’s so good. I just… it scares me.
Okay, can’t really think of anything else specifically…. but here are some topics that intimidate me:
Abuse – This topic makes me feel totally squeamish and unhappy. Books about this topic totally intimidate me because it’s something I find very disturbing.
Politics – Corrupt dystopian government? Bring it. Historical and/or modern politics that helped to shape our country? I will run and hide.
Liberal Agendas – I’m pretty conservative, both politically and personally, so when I’m reading something that’s pretty liberal I get intimidated because I feel like I’m not forward thinking. Like I’m the problem, not part of the solution (which I know totally isn’t true).
Sex – Okay, I’m not a prude by any means, but I’m pretty intimidated by sexual topics, whether it’s losing virginity, coming out of the closet, sexual promiscuity, etc. Not really because I’m offended (promise, I’m not!) but because I’m so “Sex?!” <blushes>.