For this week's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, the theme is: Top Ten Books I'm Not Sure I Want To Read (books you may have bought but aren't sure if you are into it anymore, books you wanted to read but heard mixed things about, hyped books you aren't sure about --- basically any book that has you going, "TO READ OR NOT TO READ?"
This is a topic I can definitely relate to since I find myself debating books often. The majority of the reason I debate not reading books I am interested in is the fear that I won't understand it.
1. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand: Can you imagine reading a large book like this and then not getting it?
2. Fight Club by Chuck Palahnuik: As a once-Portland resident, I feel like I HAVE to like Palahniuk, since he's a local celebrity. But what if I read it and don't like it?
3. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace: Yet another book I am afraid I won't understand.
4. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas: I read and ADORED The Count of Monte Cristo, but that book was a labor of love. It took me almost a year to finish it. Not only was it really really long, but the language was advanced and occasionally in a different language.
5. World War Z by Max Brooks: I have yet to read a zombie book and I am worried that I won't like the genre on this particular medium. Maybe zombies are just for movies?
6. The Princess Bride By William Goldman: I LOVE this movie! It's hilarious! But what if I don't like the book?
7. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo: I have been to see this musical about seven times. I love it! But, again, what if I don't like the book?
8. Wicked by Gregory Maguire: Like with Les Miserables, I love this musical. What if I don't like the book?
9. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell: This is another one that I am afraid I won't understand.
10. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shiver: I really want to like this book. It seems fascinating. But I am afraid I won't.