Top Ten Tuesday – Series That Intimidate Me

Hey guys, it’s Tuesday again so it means it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic was a freebie, so I have decided to go with ten series that I find intimidating!

There are quite a few series that I find intimidating mainly because of their size or the sheer number of books in the series.

The Realm of the Elderlings by Robin Hobb

The reason Assassin’s Apprentice and the Realm of the Elderlings as a whole intimidate me is due to the length of the books and the number of them that there is. Each book is 500+ pages long and there are 16 of them, not including the novellas. I think that I am really going to enjoy this series when I get to it, so it is just a case of building up my confidence.

The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan

The Wheel of Time is another one like the Realm of the Elderlings that is just so long. It is a series that I really want to read because it sounds like everything that I love from my fantasy, but I just need to find the time to get to it.

The Cosmere by Brandon Sanderson

There are so many books in this series and he still writing and releasing them now. I have pleanty of time to catch up but it is more the thought of starting them. There are going to be so many in this series, so I am probably going to be 40 before he finishes the series, and that is just scary.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I love Sarah J. Maas books so I don’t know what is quite so intimidating about this series that means that I haven’t picked it up yet. It is probably to do with the length of the series and the fact that the books get longer the further into the series you get. I am hoping to make this series the next thing that I tackle, so hopefully I will get over this fear soon.

Outlander by Diana Gabledon

I only own the first three books in the series, and these scare by just me looking at them. I have heard some mixed things about this series so I am not sure if I am going to actually enjoy them, but I did get an idea in my head that I wanted to read all the books before I started the TV show.

Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

I loved watching Bridgerton on Netflix so really want to read all of the books that the TV show came from, but I just don’t know whether I can get through all 8 books and the supporting novellas. It would also be the first regency romance that I have picked up so I have no idea wether I would actually enjoy them.

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I know that I have already read the first two books in the series but they still intimidate me. I feel like there is so much information in all of the books that I need to reread them before I tackle the next book, and I will need to do that every time a new book comes out. This is something that I find to be quite intimidating especially considering their length.

Lord of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

I know that I have already read The Hobbit and while I enjoyed it, it wasn’t quite as good as I was expecting, so the rest of the series does intimidate me as I may not like it. It is a series that I need to read as it is a fantasy classic, but I feel as if I need to build myself up to read it.

You by Caroline Kepnes

I am so excited to read this series of books and have heard nothing but good reviews about them but the fact it is in second person terrifies me. I don’t think that I have ever read a book that is in second person, so it seems like something quite daunting to do.

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

I am yet to read a bad review about Nevernight by Jay Kristoff but the idea of footnotes slightly scares me. I haven’t read a book that features footnotes without it being a non-fiction book so it will be a completely new process to me. But I am definitely going to have to get over my sacredness soon so I can read this series.

There you have it, ten book series that intimidate me for various different reasons. What series intimidate you? Let me know in the comments below!

7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Series That Intimidate Me

  1. I sorta fell into the Robin Hobb series but I can see how it’d be an intimidating one. Then again, each trilogy is quite different from each other, so it’s pretty easy to read one at a time!

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  2. Nevernight is a great series that I’d recommend checking out on audio (if you like audios!) cos it makes it so much less intimidating and the narrator is so good! I’m pretty intimidated by LOTR and all of Hobbs’ series tbh 😂 I hope you enjoy them one day!

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