Topic Tuesday! Most Intimidating Books

Hello there fellow bookworms! Are there any books out there that you just look at and think… there is no way that I could read that, or are there books that you’ve picked up multiple times but never been able to finish. This post will focus on the books that I find the most daunting or that I’ve just never been able to finish.


The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien

I’ve picked up this book too many times to count and just cant seem to get past the Council of Elrond. This is beyond annoying for me as I devoured the Hobbit, and absolutely love the films, so I know I would enjoy it! I just cant seem to make myself carry on reading and find myself getting distracted.


Moby Dick by Herman Melville

“Call me Ishmael.” One of the most famous opening lines of a book ever. I’ve heard really mixed reviews about this one but it is a book I would love to read, it just looks so daunting. I recently watched the film “In the heart of the ocean” and really enjoyed it so hopefully this will be the push I need to finally give it a go.


War and Pace by Leo Tolstoy

1392 pages! If that isn’t enough to make this book one of the most daunting on this list I don’t know what is. I’ve been told to read this book countless times, and Ill admit to it sounding interesting, I just cant bring myself to start something that long. I would like to give Tolstoy’s other works a go as well but I feel like if I’m going to read any it should be this one.


The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Athos, Porthos and Aramis. There have been countless adaptions of these books made and I’ve loved every single one, so it would follow that I would love the book… Its just such a big undertaking. The book is only 625 pages long but its the style of the writing that has put me off for this long.


So come on guys. Let me know what daunting book’s you’ve been put off reading and why?

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