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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (24)

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Most Intimidating Books (might be intimated by size, content, that everyone else loves it but you are sure you won't etc)

This one was hard for me for whatever reason. And I could only think of nine books instead of ten, which is fine.

The Book Thief by Markuas Zauzak

This one is just so hyped up, everybody says it moved them and was so though-provoking. And it would be just my luck to hate a book that everybody says is a work of art.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

I have the same reasons for this one has the Book Thief. It's suppose to be this outstanding book that will break your heart. And I'm just so scared to read it!

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

This one is suppose to be this fantastic contemporary, but since most of the time I can't stand contemporaries I'm a little nervous this one won't deliver.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

After buying this book I was really excited to read it. However, A while later my brother checked this book out of the library and the librarian told us that you need to write notes for this book. NOTES. I'm a little nervous for this one now

Vampire Academy by Rachel Mead

This is another book that everybody loves and I'm afraid I won't 

With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent

This one is simple, I don't want this series to end! I just don't. I've had this one since it came out and still haven't read it. 

Les Miserable by Victor Hugo

This one doesn't need an explanation. 

Jane Erye by Charlotte Bronte

This is another simple one, it's a classic and because I want to love this one and I'm afraid I won't. 

Wuthering  Heights Emily Bronte

Ditto to Jane Erye.

That's my list, what's yours?
Happy reading


  1. I don't think anyone can hate The Book Thief. I was intimidated by it & kept postponing reading it, but after I read it, I was wondering what I've been waiting for?
    I really wonder why you'd need notes for the Larsson book? It was good, but not an easy read, and probably not for everyone, but notes?

    And I loved Jane Eyre, but I'm reluctant to read Wuthering Heights. I was reluctant to read Jane Eyre, too, but after watching & falling in love with the BBC mini series of the book, I read it :D

    And I know what you mean about WAMS, but I already read it :) It was sad saying goodbye.
    VA was good, and I liked it, but I didn't fall in love with it like everyone else, but I do plan to continue the series (some time).
    Sorry, sometimes I tend to forget myself with my long comments ;)

  2. The Book Thief is amazing, I've never seen a truly bad review for it. I encourage you to at least try it out because at first I was sure I would dislike it, too. Vampire Academy is great if you're looking to be entertained. Jellicoe Road is good, too, but if you do pick it up keep in mind that you have to read at least half before anything all starts making sense. Thanks for coming by my TTT.

  3. If you loved Half-Blood, then you'll definitely love Vampire Academy a lot more Kimberly.
    And yeah, I'm intimidated by Code Name Verity. I love the hardcover cover, but the hype just scared me.
    Great list & thanks for stopping by my TTT! (:

  4. The Vampire Academy series is AMAZING. Seriously. And The Book Thief was excellent as well. Just dive in! I want to read Code Name Verity and I find ALL classics intimidating. thanks for stopping by my TTT post :)

  5. I don't think you'd like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo either. It's very violent, and not in a good way. She is a very strong character and she gets her revenge and everything, but it's very, very dark. I saw the movies and I actually love them, but they are just very, very dark.

  6. With All my Soul is on my list too! I don´t wait it to end either.

    Here is My Top 10 Tuesday

  7. Les Miserable is huuuge. I had to read for school in French, teacher gave us the whole year, lol. (French books do tend to be bigger. Even YA translations!!!) My TTT

  8. Vampire Academy is such a good series! Read it!! XD Thanks for stopping by earlier. :)

  9. Jessica MangicaroJuly 2, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was hard to get into, but I remember it picking up towards the end. Though if you ask me to tell you anything about it I can't--- so it was pretty unmemorable for me. Loved VA and With All My Soul- but I understand about not wanting it to end! Great list Kimberly!

  10. I love Jane Eyre which is one of the two classics I love from the small number of classics I have read. Other than that, so glad to see Vampire Academy on your list as well as The Book Thief; they're both in mine, too!

  11. I totally agree with Code Name Verity. I was reading it for a book report (we were able to pick the book) and I kept putting it off! I was freaked out I would hate it when EVERYONE else loved it! So I read it literally two days before the project was due (major procrastinator here!) and I fell in love with it!! You should definitely read it!!! And I still haven't read The Book Thief.....for the same reasons....Anyhow great list and thanks for stopping by my TTT!

  12. I love Marchetta AND contemporary so I am less intimidated and more excited to read Jelicoe Road. I hope this one is enjoyable for you! And I LOVED VA not to hype it up any more hah. BUT I do know some who just didn't like it and aren't big on vampire stories. so you will not be alone if you don't like it.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

  13. I freaking hated The Book Thief and have absolutely no problems explaining just why in detail. This was a huge disappointment to me, as historical is my genre, and the WWII/Shoah era is one of my areas of historical expertise and interest. I also couldn't finish Jane Eyre, and still find it creepy that Mr. Rochester is old enough to be her dad. Huge age differences never struck me as swoon-worthy, though there are some real-life couples I admire with big age differences.

  14. I really enjoyed the Vampire Academy series.... do it! Just spread them out, like I am with Soul Screamers....... I'm about to dive into With All My Soul..... I don't want it to end either!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  15. Kimberly VincentJuly 3, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    The Librarian said she had to take notes, because the story was really confusing for her. And I'm like "nope, never going to read this book now"

    I think why I'm most intimidated with Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights is because they're suppose to be these epic love stories and I would be so dissopointed if I didn't end up loving them.

    I really want to read WAMS this month, but I just don't want this series to end. I've been reading it since the release of the forth book. I waited for all the rest of the series to come out. I've loved every book. I just don't want to say goodbye to that.

    It's okay, one of my worst writing flaws is I just can't do short and sweet. Ever. I barely am able to do it and when I do I feel guilty for not writing more.

    Happy reading

  16. Kimberly VincentJuly 3, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    That makes sense about Jellicoe Road. I tried reading the first few chapters, but I was just so confused with it. Good to know it will make sense sometime in the book :D

  17. Kimberly VincentJuly 3, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Yes! So many times have I been dissapointed with hyped up books. And I would hate not to love this one, since it looks so good.

  18. Kimberly VincentJuly 3, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    I want to start the Vampire Academy this summer.
    Classics are just so hard to get through if you don't already know the plot line.

  19. Kimberly VincentJuly 3, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    I watched the Swedish movie also and I know what you mean. I still want to try them though.

  20. Kimberly VincentJuly 3, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Why does it have to end?

  21. Kimberly VincentJuly 3, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    Yah, that's just crazy. And I thought my copy was the final page count, 1,200 or so. But than I looked on the internet and saw that it wasn't. My copy is a cut down version. 0_O

  22. Kimberly VincentJuly 3, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    I want to this summer :D

  23. Kimberly VincentJuly 3, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    That's why I'm scared of reading it. I would hate to put the effort into reading it to just not remember it in the end.
    Thank you :D

  24. Kimberly VincentJuly 3, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Yay! I feel like I'm the only one not to have read either of those books. Glad I'm not alone :D

  25. Kimberly VincentJuly 3, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Sometimes the best books are the most intimating. Although knowing that doesn't make it easy to try and read them

  26. Kimberly VincentJuly 3, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    That's a relief. I don't want to be the only one not to like a book.

  27. Kimberly VincentJuly 3, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Why didn't you like the Book Thief?

    I can understand about huge age difference couples. Sometimes they creep me out in books.

  28. Kimberly VincentJuly 3, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    I think that's what I'm gong to do. Why does it have end though?

  29. I know!! I don't want it to, so she better come up with something good to replace it!! lol

  30. Kimberly VincentJuly 4, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    I know she is working on another YA & Adult series. I hope she releases they're information soon. I want to know what they're about.
    And the YA series has to be a great series, because almost all of the readers will compare it to the Soul Screamers. At least for the first book that is.

  31. Me too!! I'm excited, I get her emails. just so I can stay in the loop!!
    I agree, It will have to be one hell of a series!! Have you read her Shifter series?

  32. Kimberly VincentJuly 7, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    I'll have to get her emails also, I've been following her books and such as much as I want.

    I got the first book in her Shifter series from the library a while ago. But for what ever crazy reason I didn't read it.

    Have you read them?

  33. I have read them!! It is a great series, it was my first introduction to her work and got me hooked!

  34. Kimberly VincentJuly 8, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Now I need to read them!!

  35. I didn't like The Book Thief because of the narrator and his constant parade of spoilers; really goofy, bizarre language and ridiculous metaphors; misused obscene German words that no native speaker would ever use as supposedly cute, funny, twisted terms of endearment; heavy-handed purple prose and moralizing; all but perhaps two characters who never really came alive; a slow-moving pace; more telling than showing; and the constant giving away of the ending and pivotal plot points.