Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is Books On My TBR I’m Avoiding Reading and Why (maybe you’re scared of it, worried it won’t live up to the hype, etc.) (submitted by Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea). Here we go, in alphabetical order by title:
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - This has been recommended to me so many times, but I'm half afraid it won't live up to the hype. That many people can't go wrong can they?
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - I'm so nervous yet excited to read such a classic, but I know there has to be a reason it's such a classic.
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - I need to read this, but the thought of meeting the angsty Holden Caulfield for the first time is unnerving.
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1) by Philip Pullman - I have no idea why I'm putting this off, but I will say that the trailer for the new adaptation looks pretty great.
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - This sounds so cool, but have you seen how massive it is?
It by Stephen King - I know 100% why I'm avoiding this one - I saw the original miniseries when I was way too young and Tim Curry's Pennywise absolutely terrified me.
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden - I actually own a copy of this, but it's been sitting on my shelf for ages because I'm afraid it won't live up to everything.
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo - I've seen a lot of adaptations of this book, but for some reason I haven't actually read the source material and it's definitely because it's such a huge tome.
The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter #2) by Thomas Harris - Like with It, I saw the movie at way to young and it scared the crap out of me.
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut - Somehow I've never actually read a Vonnegut book, but I'm going to have to even it I'm concerned they won't live up to the hype.
Have you read any of these? What books are you avoiding? As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!