Top 5 Wednesday: Intimidating Books

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This weeks Top 5 Wednesday topic tackles the books I’m too intimidated to tackle in real life. I’ve put off reading these books for a variety of reasons ranging from the length to the terrifying things I’ve heard about them. Here we go…

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
1. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy 
by Douglas Adams
I’ve definitely talked about this before, but I made the huge mistake (or hidden blessing) of buying the compiled version, and it is mighty. It’s a daunting task to undertake, but one I shall tackle soon.

2. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
For some reason, I’ve wanted to read this book ever since it wasn’t assigned my senior year of high school. I love reading anything I can get my hands on, and I think because my other classmates read it and I didn’t, it makes me want to read it more. I’m super intimidated though because I know how dense it is.

War and Peace
3. War and Peace 
by Leo Tolstoy
This is just one of those books I know I should read but it’s incredibly long and a huge commitment.

Atlas Shrugged
4. Atlas Shrugged 
by Ayn Rand
I don’t know about you, but when someone tells me I can’t do something, it just makes me want to do it more. I had this friend that told me I wouldn’t be able to read Atlas Shrugged and ever since it’s been on my bucket list. I know one day I’ll get the nerve to tackle it and prove them wrong.

5. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
This, along with all the other classics, has been on my list for a very long time. The only thing holding me back is the nature of writing and that I actually don’t have a copy yet!

What books intimidate you? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading,
Kimberly

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