02 July 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #22

Top Ten Books Most Intimidating Books

A Note of Madness by Tabitha Suzuma / The Fault In Our Stars by John Green / Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein / Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta / Split by Swati Avasthi   

 I'm actually scared to find out what these books hide inside. I'm pretty sure they are all heart-breaking, maybe all except Finnikin. It will take a lot of persuasion to get me to read them.

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys / Crank by Ellen Hopkins / The Diviners by Libba Bray Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh

These books are here based on their size, except Between Shades of Gray. I've been having problems committing to a book with more than 320 pages. I'm not sure when I'm finally going to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Maybe when the third book comes out so I'll have the complete collection and it will be easier. I also hate waiting for a sequel more than 6 months. 

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  1. Hmm... I don't know why but I'm kind of addicted to heart breaking books. TFIOS is definitely a must-read. Code Name Verity was kind of slow but I definitely loved it. And OMG! Daughters of Smoke and Bones are like my fav book ever! :D I got The Diviners and Nevermore on my list too. *shivers*

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  2. Ah Zemira you must read The Fault in Our Stars and Between the sades of Gray! You survived Forbidden so you can survive anything ;) PS. We really must read Finnikin! :) Great list :)

  3. Great list! I quite like a heart-breaking read, but I understand why people don't!

  4. Code Name Verity is so wonderful. But like Melina Marchetta's Jellicoe Road, it's a hard book. Takes a good 50% to make sense.

  5. I'm so with you on the length problem! If a book is longer than your average YA, I get intimidated by it really quickly. I have that habit of getting bored by a story if it takes me too long to finish...

  6. I have the exact opposite issue, that I'm less likely to get into or want to read a book that's not at least 400 pages. Two of my favorite writers, Hermann Hesse and Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev, were known for short novels, and my third-favorite writer, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, never wrote a full novel, so it depends on the subject matter and skill of the writer. If I sense a book is short just to be short or because of lacking writing skills, I won't really get lost in it.