I have so many books that are still on my TBR because I’m too scared to read them haha. Anyone else?! Like just looking at them scares the hell out of me and makes me want to hide them so they’ll stop staring at me! It will be a massive relief to finish at least 3 of these in 2019 so that way I can add more intimidating books to the never-ending pile!
Strange the Dreamer | The City of Brass | The Knife of Never Letting Go | Carry On
No surprise that 3 out of the 4 are fantasy, eh? Fantasy absolutely terrifies me, especially high fantasy, because it takes me so long to understand the world. Whenever I read, I like to be able to escape reality and find myself in another world for a while. You would think that would be in a fantastical world, but it usually feels like so much work to read that it doesn’t make it very fun. This obviously doesn’t stop me from adding more and more fantasy books to my TBR. I really want to try to get over my “fear,” for lack of better word, and get make myself read some high fantasy. I know I will enjoy it. I just need to actually sit down and do it.
The Lies of Locke Lamora | A Discovery of Witches | The Secret History | A Darker Shade of Magic
Adult fantasy is even worse. The ones I have on my TBR are nowhere near the crazy insane high fantasy books that are out there, but still intimidating enough! The Secret History is the complete opposite of fantasy but adult literature freaks me out because I’ll feel so dumb if I don’t understand half of it haha. Basically, I need to realize I am smarter than I realize and I can read these damn books!!
Do you have any books that scare the crap out of you?? Hopefully I’ll remember this post exists at the beginning of next year so I can do a follow-up! Fingers crossed at least 1 of these books have been read by then!