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I’ve chosen 5 books from my tbr that have intimidated me for various different reasons, size, author, genre, hype etc.

A Fever of the Blood by Oscar du Muriel


I really enjoyed the first book in the series, The Strings of Murder, but I’m really intimidated by the subject matter, black magic and witches, in this second book. It’s silly really as I’m sure I’ll enjoy it, as they’re good mysteries, with great banter between the two main characters of Frey & McGray.




The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce


I’m intimidated by all the hype surrounding this book. I loved A Snow Garden & Other Stories by the author so I’m sure I’ll enjoy this.





Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro


Knowing the twist in this book intimidates me and stops from reading it, even though I have a copy on my bookshelf.






Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen


I’ve actually attempted to read this in various formats over the years, but have never succeeded. The language it’s written in and hype of those who truly love this novel intimidates me, but I still want to give it another try. I think I may read it using the Serial Reader App I’m using to read A Tale of Two cities at the moment. Perhaps if I read it in small segments I might enjoy it.



A Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain


The size of this book – 672 pages- intimates me, even though I know would find the subject matter really interesting. Also I would have to be in the right mood to pick it up and a dismal January afternoon is definitely not the right time for me.





So these are my 5 books, but which 5 books intimate you and why?