Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #20

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This Week's Topic is:

Top Ten Most Intimidating Books (might be intimated by size, content, that everyone else loves it but you are sure you won't etc)

REASON: The number of them in the series... There are just so many.  However, with the first movie due out in February 2014, I'm sure I will get around to them soon enough.

REASON: The ending.  I know there will be tears.  It is very difficult for me to start a book knowing I will be sad.  Sad in the middle is okay, as long as there is a happy ending. I know everybody says it is worth the sadness... but it is very intimidating.

REASON: Subject matter.  Same with The Fault in our Stars, if I know going in my heart will be broken it is very difficult for me to start.  How do you go into a book knowing your heart is going to be ripped out?

REASON: Again, the number of them in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I've heard good things, but there are just soooooo many of them.  I think I'm going to start it, but then I see the number of books in my TBR pile and talk myself out of it.

REASON: The subject matter. I know this will be an emotional roller coaster.  I am meeting the author in November at the London Author Event, so I will read them before that. I just need to be in the mood for the emotional torment.

REASON: Love the TV show, and I'm sure I would love the books.  However, fantasy just seems to have soooo many characters.  It makes me nervous to think of having to keep track of them all.

REASON: 13 books?  Plus, I love the TV show but I have heard a lot of people say the TV show is better than the books.  Maybe, I'm better not starting them now?  Maybe I will just stick to the show...

REASON: I've heard good and bad things about this series.  I love Karen Marie Moning's Fever series, and I know she can write a good alpha male character.  But again, there are just so many of them already. 

REASON: Subject matter again.  I know in the end I will enjoy it, just need to be in the mood for the emotional turmoil that it will produce.  I vow to read it this year though, promise.

REASON: The ending.  I've heard this ends on a HUGE cliffhanger.  I will happily wait until closer for book number two.

 So there you go... this weeks Top Ten! What is yours?

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  1. The Fault in Our Stars is SO INTIMIDATING!! GAH! That book scared me! I'll also have to make sure to not read it in a public place, because I hear it'll make me ugly cry.
    And I LOVE George R.R. Martin's series!! The books are just so good! I know there are a lot of characters, but I don't know, it just works for me! :)

  2. I hate long number of books in a series too. It takes a lot of commitment right there. Also hypes are scary.

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  3. Forbidden is a tough sell to someone and I have to say I'm excited to see it on your list because that means it is on your radar. Even with the heartache and ugly cry, the story is so gorgeous it was worth it.

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  4. This is a great list! I forgot about the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I've had it recommended a lot but all those books are intimidating! It's hard to start a series when there are so many books out, it's just too much of a commitment!

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  5. Great list. I should have added the Sookie Stackhouse books to my list as well. I have thought about reading them, but after seeing the show I'm afraid they will be too different.

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  6. The Blackdagger Brotherhood isn't a series which needs immediate reading before you forget about events, something I absolutely adore about it. It's such an amazing series!

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  7. Definitely try VA. It took me a few books to really get hooked, but now it's one of my favorite series.

  8. Awesome list. Vampire Academy is definitely worth the read. It is one of my favourite series and you will not be disappointed =). Forbidden scared me too before I read it because I knew I would cry and because of the subject matter but after I read it I was glad that I did. Game of Thrones intimidates me too, the series is just so long.....

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