Intimidating books I long to read/finish

These are books that I want to read but intimidate me for some reason. Either the length, subject matter, complexity or even print size causes me to avoid these books for easier reads. What about you?
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132 books · 270 voters · list created February 11th, 2010 by Jami (votes) .
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message 1: by Hayes (last edited Feb 11, 2010 11:22AM) (new)

Hayes Oh no! The Count (of Monte Cristo) is just plain fun!! don't be intimidated... now Moby Dick on the other hand gives me the jim jams!!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads The Count may be quite thick, but he really does read fast. Promise!


message 3: by Jami (new)

Jami I may take you up on that. I'm currently reading Pickwick Papers by Dickens. I figure 800+ pages on the tiniest type is the least daunting reason for not finishing the 'intimidating' books on my list. Perhaps Count will be next.


message 4: by Sara (new)

Sara What is said of the Count applies equally to Gone with the Wind! Only daunting in size, not matter. It is pretty heartwrenching (in my opinion) which makes its re-read daunting, but I still love it, and would recommend it to anyone, not just avid readers. All those pages fly by fast and are completely worth it!


message 5: by Derya (new)

Derya Don Quixote is not hard to read at all. It's an extremely funny and intriguing text. Everyone should take a closer look at it.


message 6: by Shahge (new)

Shahge Excellent List. How can i save this list on my computer.


message 7: by Hlopa (new)

Hlopa War and Peace is long, slow paced at times and may be a bit boring but amazing. I hope you'll give it a chance. (I was scared of the size, too, so I bought it in 3 or 4 poket sized books)


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