Hey guys! Today I am sharing some books that I want to read, but they intimidate me and I am too much of a wimp to pick them up and read them already, even though almost everyone says I should. 😂
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
This book scares me for a lot of reasons:
- It was really hyped when it came out
- It won a Pulitzer Prize and I've never read a book that got one of those,
not that I can remember anyway
- It's over 500 pages
- It's an ADULT book
- And it's about WORLD WAR TWO.
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
EVERYONE has just lost their crap over this series. It's CRAZY. It has SO MUCH hype and that alone is enough to scare me. It's sounds so good, but I'm a little concerned because:
- I think it might be pretty dark, and I am not too big into really dark stuff because I am a little fragile snow flurry
- I've heard it compared to Harry Potter and and I uh...ahem...
am not a fan of Harry Potter. THERE I SAID IT OKAY? You can all stab me now with your fake wands you got in Florida.
- THE HYPE, MAN. What if I don't like it? I feel like I already am betraying my fellow bookworms by not liking Harry Potter, WHAT'S NEXT?
- Apparently it is NOT YA. I HAVE BEEN LIED TO! Okay, not really, but on first glance it really looks and feels like YA, but it isn't!!!! WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? I SHOULD be able to handle this, I am and adult, but I can't, okay? I'm scared! Give me back my sweet, cheesy, little, friendship=happiness, innocent Middle Grade babies! 😩
...and then realize it's and adult book with over 400 pages. 😱
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Okay, this one scares me because:
- The HYPE again
- I think I'm starting to discover that I'm not very much of a sci-fi person
- I kinda bunched this together in the same category in my brain as The 5th Wave, and I ended up DNF'ing The 5th Wave, so...😬
- I've heard it is scary. Crazy action, end of the world, people dying, sounds nice. 😨
- The strange writing format. I mean, it sounds cool, but I might just get confused. I mean, how do you read a book that's...not...really...a book?
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
This one actually surprisingly seemed interesting to me, but I'm really apprehensive because I am not a fan of Shakespeare. But I feel like a failure as an English major admitting that, so maybe if I read this, and actually like it, I'll be redeemed? 😂
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Again, English major guilt. I really need to read more classics. Ugh, but what if it's boring? I feel like a terrible person! You see my problem? 😩
Because You Love to Hate Me
Okay, I'll admit the only reason I want to read this is because of all the BookTuber collaborations. But it's intimidating because I'm just not a fan of villains or super dark stuff, and I don't really know what to expect. 😟 I feel like I should make a goal of reading more anthologies though, so there's that.
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
This book looks like the kind of trashy drama I'm so not a fan of, but I'm really conflicted because:
- It's set pretty far into the future, yet it's not sci-fi or dystopian. It seems like a normal contemporary drama...except it's not...contemporary??? Because it's in the future? And I'm sure I read something about it one time where it said something about a murder, so it's like a murder mystery/psychological thriller too? But I checked Goodreads and I'm pretty sure they have a different blurb for it than they did before and now it says nothing about the murder. So I might have imagined it or gotten it mixed up with another book, but idk, it looks intriguing.
- And also that COVER. It's just screaming: I'M PRETTY! I'M GORGEOUS! READ ME READ ME! READ ME!
I'm not sure I've ever read magical realism before, but if I have, I think it was really weird and I didn't like it too much. So this one scares me a little, but I've heard good things about it and the cover is so pretty!
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Cait @ Paper Fury talks about this book all the time and it looks so fun but again:
- 500 pages
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Oh the hype of this one. EVERYBODY loves this series too. The premise sounds so fun and I'm excited about it but:
- I haven't read the Grisha series, and the premise of that one doesn't intrigue me as much as this one does, and yes, I know even though they're set in the same universe, I don't have to read that one first, but since that one looks really dark with monsters and stuff I'm just not into, I'm a little worried I won't like this one because I'm pretty sure I won't like the other one? Ugh, idk.
- And even the cover looks scary! That crow looks like it's about to peck my eyes out or smother me with it's giant wings! 😨😂
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