Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Scare the Bejeezus Out of Me!


As always, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by my other blog The Broke and the Bookish.

Today we're talking about those books that intimidate you. And I have a lot of those. I also refere you to this TTT from July 2010. I'm proud to say I've actually read some of the books on the list since then ;)

1. Divergent by Veronica Roth: I know, ok, I suck. I REALLY want to read this, but the amount of love it has gotten is SCARY. Someone read this with me?

2. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon: Sarah from Sarah Says Read loves this series so much that I bought the first book, but I'm still a little scared to read it, the size intimidates me and what if I don't love it???

3. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green: Can I tell you a secret? I haven't read ANY of John Green's books... This falls straight into the 'I suck' category. This book scares me because I usually avoid books that deal with cancer because it brings my work a little too much home with me and I like happy books. And the ugly crying I foresee over this one is scary as well..

4. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini: Seriously, reading the ending of a series SCARES ME! I loved the first three books, but what if the ending to the series sucks??? WHAT WILL I DO THEN??

5. All of Cassandra Clare's books: SO MUCH HYPE!! Also, it's a HUGE commitment to read both of her series!

6. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling: I've heard lots of 'meh' sounds about this one, I still want to read it, I just need to gather all my courage for it...

7. If I Die by Rachel Vincent: I hear events in this book will break my heart. I like my heart unbroken.

8. The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima: I LOVED her Seven Realms series SO MUCH!! What if this one doesn't work for me???

9. The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel: My grandmother loved this series. And I very much loved my grandmother. I don't think I'll get over it if I DON'T love this series...

10. Blood Promise by Richelle Mead: Because: WHAT IF THINGS DON'T GET FIXED??? SERIOUSLY???

11. ALL OF THE OTHER HYPED BOOOKS/LAST BOOKS IN THE SERIES: Which doesn't really need an explanation.

So that's it for me, I have all these classics I'm intimidated by as well, but let's not delve into that right now ;)
Leave me a link to your TTT and I'll be sure to visit you!

38 comments:

  1. I haven't read Divergent either because of the same reasons :) I read and enjoyed Cassandra Clare's books (haven't read all of them but some). They are really good. Hype is something horrible and often makes me want to NOT read the book at all but I recently discovered that some books are worth the hype and really are amazing.

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    1. I know, I should get over this silly fear and just read them, because I usually end up loving those books!!

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  2. Interesting choices. If a lot of people like a book and I am not sure if it is for me I always end up reading it. It makes me feel I get to have my say in the situation. I do understand though that you are scared to hate the favorite books of your grandmother that would probably hold me from picking them up too.

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    1. I like having something to say about the books everyone's read as well :) I actually own the whole series for a couple of years now but I haven't been able to bring myself to pick them up...

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  3. I haven't read any John Green either! I'm thinking about starting with something other than The Fault in Our Stars, see if I can ease my way into it.

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    1. Yay!! I thought I was the only one :) I'm just gonna dive in the deep end one of these days...

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  4. I started A Casual Vacancy, gave up after a month and a bit, and then read five books the week following my official quitting. Seems like that was a good choice. I've heard mixed reviews but mostly lots of people who are stuck on the same page for months.

    The Fult in Our Stars is fabulous.

    As for Inheritance, I have a Brisingr copy with Paolini's letter to the readers announcing the change from "trilogy" to "cycle." You can imagine how angry I was.

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    1. I do really want to give her a chance with this adult book that didn't really sound like my kind of book to begin with...

      And UGH! I also have a copy with that letter!! I WAS SO PISSED!! I mean, it was gonna be the FINAL book and then BOOM! you'll have to wait another EON for closure!

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  5. Great list! I have Divergent to read too, I'm a bit scared about starting it.

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    1. Me too! We should form a support group ;)

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  6. I would totally read Divergent again for the 3rd time if it comforts someone to read it. :-) Gotta get ready for the movie next year. HA.

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  7. Great list. A lot of the books on my list are also books that have a lot of hype or are loved by tons of people. I get so worried that I'll be that person that doesn't love it and then I have to spend time wondering what it wrong with me! Lol. I also almost put The Casual Vacancy on mine but took it off because I did actually try to read it at one point and just gave up. It didn't seen worth the time and energy I was putting into it. But I am glad I gave it a chance!

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    1. Haha, I always wonder the same thing when I don't love something EVERYONE is raving about!

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  8. I'm with you on the Divergent subject! I have had it since it was released and it's just sitting there begging to be read...I really need to give it a chance ;D
    The Fault in Our Stars is emotional, but for me, I didn't get that really sad, oh-I'm-going-to-cry moment until the last portion of the novel, so it's not an all-the-way-through kind of sadness, if that helps! :')
    Amazing list!
    ~Becca

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  9. I haven't read TFIOS yet either! It's been praised by so many people now that I'm a little worried I won't love it as much as everyone else does. Also, unfortunately I read a spoiler for the ending, so that's another reason why I haven't picked it up yet.

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    1. Ugh, I hate it when people put up spoilers!! And I know, what if I don't love it as much as everyone else?? I'm a bit scared of crying, but what if I DON'T cry?

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  10. I am also scared to read The Fault In Our Stars, everyone likes it and I just feel that it won't live up to its expectations!

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    1. I KNOW! I'd be so sad if I didn't love it!

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  11. I'll confess that I haven't read The Fault in Our Stars yet either because everyone loves it so much I'm afraid my expectations are too high. I have read other John Green, to warm myself up, and they are good. But I don't know... I hear you on this one!

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    1. Maybe I should try another John Green book first... Or just dive into the deep end ;)

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  12. I understand your worry about Divergent Daisy. It's popular and it's hyped-up and you're worried on whether or not you'll agree with other people.
    Eek good luck with Cassandra Clare's books. You'll either hate it or love it. I'm afraid I'm in the former.
    Great list & thanks for stopping by my TTT! (:

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    1. Thanks! I really hope I'll fall into the love category with Cassandra Clare's books, since I own a substantial amount of them already ;)

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  13. Daisy, I am DETERMINED for us to do a read-along of Divergent. We really need to! I've also never read a John Green book. I feel like a sinner...

    And thanks for visiting my TTT!

    I KNEW you'd go nuts when you saw my lack of P&P reading... I'll do it, I promise! Haha.

    Ok, moral support for A Song of Ice and Fire books... I will need it for sure. The boxed set is so cheap on Amazon... I'm SO tempted! I'm just scared, Daisy!

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    1. Haha, I can totally do a reread with you while you're reading P&P!
      GO BUY THE BOXED SET!! We will be there for you through all the feels!
      And we ABSOLUTELY need to do a read-a-long for Divergent!!

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  14. Haha I actually just read my first John Green book a couple of weeks ago, so you're not alone! The Casual Vacancy is on my list too. I have no idea how that one is going to turn out once I read it. Great list :)

    Here's my Top Ten!

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only John-Green-newbie :)

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  15. I think John Green is the YA version of Nicholas Sparks. His books are good but they are sad too. I tried reading Outlander and I got about half way through but I found I didn't like any of the characters so I gave up. Plus there was just one scene that was to much for me. I really liked Divergent. Its like a mix of The Hunger Games and Matched. Great list.

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    1. I still need to read Matched as well... :)
      I can understand you giving up on Outlander if you don't like any of the characters! It would be hard to stick with such a huge book if that happened!

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  16. I am with you on Outlander! It has been sitting on my shelf for years but I just can't bring myself to read it! Someone else mentioned today that long books = commitment. I never thought I had commitment issues, but maybe I do when it comes to books?!

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    1. Haha, I never thought I had commitment issues either ;)

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  17. All the hyped book, yes! I could've added that as #11.

    I totally understand Outlander being intimidating. And I feel ALLLL the pressure when people start to read it based on my recs because what if they hate it and then they hate me for forcing such a thing upon them? AHH.

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    1. Haha, I'll be sure to twitter-stalk you when I start it and tell you ALL my feelings! :D

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  18. I just ordered The Fault of Our Stars from the library because I see it everywhere and have read none of his work. How did I miss how popular this book was?

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  19. Clan of the Cave Bear by itself is so good... but honestly I never made it past the 3rd book. Ayla became a Mary Sue to me and I just couldn't stand it.

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    1. Oh wow, that doesn't sound good... :(
      Also: can I just say that I have a little hero-worship going for you?? I used to vicariously live through your and the other girls' posts on Let The Words Flow!

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  20. Please read DIVERGENT. Please. It's seriously one of my favorite series, and I think you'll really like it! You could always wait until it's closer to the release date of the third, just in case you end up loving it and want to go straight from 1 to 3!

    Also - I really recommend reading Inheritance because the way Paolini finishes off the series is incredible! I wasn't expecting a lot of the things that happened in that book, but that made it an even better experience for me.

    I am also quite scared to read The Casual Vacancy. The boy has read it and says it's good, but very different. I know I'm going to read it at some point this year - hopefully sooner, rather than later!

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