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I must admit that I’m not often intimidated by a book. I don’t say this to be arrogant; it’s more a reflection of my not reading out of my comfort zone very often. Fortunately the bloggers I follow have tastes similar to mine, so I’m not often led astray. Here’s a handful of some intimidating books from my shelves.
- What Alice Forgot (Liane Moriarty) – Was really unsure about how this was going to go.
- The Gift: The Poetry of Hafiz (Hafiz) – Poetry and religion, two things I’m not great with. But Hafiz is marvelous.
- Chapman’s Odyssey (Paul Bailey) – This one still on my unread shelf, and I’m less than certain about whether I’ll enjoy it. Time shall tell.
- The Letters of John and Abigail Adams – History and politics, eek.
- The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) – A chunkster if there ever was one, plus lots of plot twists.
- Team of Rivals (Doris Kearns Goodwin) – Again, more politics. Plus a less-than-happy ending (at least for Lincoln).
- The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood) – Dystopian, the bane of my existence. The book is very well done, but incredibly intimidating and difficult to read.
Your turn. What books do you find intimidating?