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1. The Diviners by Libba Bray
It’s not even the size that intimidates me on this one. I can deal with long books. And 600 pages isn’t even that long in the grand scheme of things. But the thing is, I really hated Beauty Queens. I really don’t know if I will like this one, but I want to give it a go anyway. Once I pluck up the courage, of course.
2. A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
Once again, size doesn’t matter. I’m more worried about finishing it and then having to wait years for the next book. The year it takes between YA books is long enough!
3. 1984 by George Orwell
Because I know this is going to make me paranoid.
4. Under the Dome by Stephen King
This has been sitting on my bookshelf for years. I think my mum gave it to me when I was 18. This is one of the few books where size DOES intimidate me, because the hardback is enormous and the writing is tiny.
5. IT by Stephen King
I am deathly afraid of clowns.
6. The Ask and the Answer & Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
Because apparently these books are awful and heartbreaking and terrible. Whilst also being award winners.
7. The Scorch Trials & The Death Cure by James Dashner
Lots of people have loved The Maze Runner, but hated these two books. I’m very nervous about picking them up! I’ve had The Scorch Trials on my shelf for about two years now, and still haven’t worked up the courage to pick it up. Soon!
8. The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
Have you seen how many books are in this series? What if I love this one and just HAVE to buy the rest?
9. Maximum Ride by James Patterson
A lot of people love this series, and a lot of people don’t. I have the first two books and I’m not sure I want to find out which side I’m on just yet.
10. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
No, I still haven’t read this, and no I don’t really want to. For the foreseeable future, anyway. I’m said before that I love books that make me cry, but I really don’t think I could handle this one any time soon, especially since I lost my grandmother to cancer.
What about you, which books do you find intimidating? Are you laughing at my choices?