Our topic this week from The Broke and The Bookish is the Top Ten Most Intimidating Books. I found this quite a hard list to write, I wasn’t sure what makes a book intimidating but I guess that it’s different for everyone. I couldn’t think of 10 books exactly but I do have a small list of the types of writing that I struggle with.
Jane Austen – I have only read one of her novels and I did enjoy it and want to read them all but I find the way she writes less accessible than a lot of modern writing.
Classics – Like Jane Austen it is the way most classic are written that I find difficult. The often have a lot of words instead of just a few and that make is more of a drag to read.
Philosophy – I have a book in my shelf that I have had for quite a long time about philosophy and although I really want to read it and have started it once but the in depth topic makes it more of a drag than a pleasure to read.
French – Reading was one of the parts of French at school that I was quite good at but when my Auntie gave me a whole book written in French was more scared to read it than excited and it’s still sitting unread on my shelf.
Adult Fiction – I don’t find these books so much intimidating more inaccessible. I don’t relate to them very well and often find the topics lacking in imagination.