Top 5 Wednesday was created by the lovely Lainey at gingerreadslainey and is now headed up by one of my fave booktubers, Sam at ThoughtsOnTomes. You can participate too! Here’s the link to the Goodreads Page!
So, when I was thinking about this topic, I thought about REASONS why I’m intimidated by certain books and once I did that….the books just popped.
Reason One: Hyped Books! What if a book is so hyped and sounds SO good…that you pick it up right away. Then, when the hype dies down and you actually pick it up…it’s NOT good??? Ugh!!! My pick: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken. I picked this book up when the hype was at it’s peak and since then a great friend didn’t like it. Uh oh!! Now I’m so spooked to pick it up. What if I don’t like it and regret my purchase?? 😦
Reason Two: The next book in a beloved series. You know how you read book one and fall madly in love. So halfway through you snatch up the rest of the series?? Ook, maybe only I do that! hehe I have quite a few books under this umbrella and I’m intimidated because…what if they aren’t as good as the first book? What if they let me down? What if something bad happens in….Pick Two: The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater. It’s preordered. I’m almost done Blue Lily, Lily Blue and if the last book disappoints…I’ll cry for days!
Reason Three: It’s a Classic. I love watching Classics be made into movies lol I just have struggles READING them. They are worded in old English or written like Shakespeare. You know the language is beautiful…but you can’t understand a freakin word of it! lol I have Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I just bought this AMAZING edition of it (The Word Cloud edition *GUSH*!). I want to buy the rest of the collection…Can I count an entire collection as Book 3?? I think I just did. If not, I haven’t read Secret Garden yet and I hope it’s everything I remember, cuz I only watched the movie. teehee
Reason Four: The book is extremely long OR the series is extremely long! Pick Four is Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. It’s amazing. I started it, but I put it down in order to do a ReadAlong. I haven’t picked it up again, though I intend too. It’s just SO long and so are the rest of the books. I’ll get there! I know it’s worth it, but it’s long.
Pick 5 is The Mortal Instruments Series. I’ve read books 1-5 (Well, I’m halfway through 5). Yet, I know when I finish….there’s a whole other series to read!!! It took me this long to get to book 5! Ugh. I know I have to finish AND read the others because I need to know how it all goes down. It’s just…intimidating 🙂