I thought I’d talk about some of the books I want to read, but am too intimidated by. Most of them are enormous in size, though in some cases it is the writing style that intimidates me. Here are some of them.
- Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra
This Indian book has also been made into a Netflix series, and I’m contemplating whether or not I need to read the book first. It is a whopper of more than 900 pages!
2. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I’ve heard such great things about this book, and it is not even too long, but I’ve been intimidated because I’ve heard the writing style is complex and you really need to take time reading it. Also, I’m not great with magic realism.
3. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.
Another book I am afraid of picking up because it is a whopper.
4. IT by Stephen King
Same reason once again.
5. Winter of the World by Ken Follet
I loved the first book of this series, Fall of Giant, but it was a giant book ( no pun intended) that was a huge investment to read, and it seems like this one would be like that as well.
6. The Girl who kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Steig Larsson.
I am intimidated by this for the same reasons I am intimidated by Winter of the World.
7. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
Holy hell, this book is HUGE!
8. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Here it is not the size but the theme that intimidates me.
9. House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski
In this case, it is the form of the book that intimidates me.