There have been a few books that I have avoided reading, either due to their subject matter or length. Today, I thought I would share some books that I would love to read someday, once I get over my fears that a) they may emotionally wreck me; b) I may be scared shitless after reading them and; c) it may take me several months to finish them ( as I am a slow reader hehe!).
Without any further ado, let’s begin.
1. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
A Little Life is known as a highly depressing book, but it has an average rating of 4.31 on Goodreads, which is proof of how widely loved it is. Fellow readers have advised me that I need to be in a good headspace to read it. I would love to read this book, but I need to be mentally prepared to be an emotional wreck. And look at that cover! Seems to me like its warning readers for what to come in the later pages!
2. The Vegetarian by Han Kang
A book about a woman converting to vegetarianism leading to frightening consequences? I am quite scared to read this!
3. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
I am pretty sure this book is good, but as with A Little Life, I am not sure I can handle the depressing aspects of this book.
4. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
This classic is about 1376 pages and even though I really want to read it, it is nevertheless intimidating.
5. War And Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Another tome of a book, that I hope to read one day.
6. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
I want to read this one, but I am scared to do so due to all the triggering content I have heard are in this book!
7. The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
A book that one of the bookstagrammers whose recommendations I trust gave a high rating to, but its apparently disturbing and I need to gather some courage before reading this book.
8. Your House Is On fire, Your Children All Gone by Stephan Kiesbye
Kat spoke about this book in her video “BLAZING FALL READZ” and I have been curious about it since then. Of course, it’s scary (its horror, duh me!) and I am not yet ready to read this one.
9. I’m Thinking Of Ending Things by Iain Reid
I have seen the Netflix adaptation of this book and it’s bizarre and very depressing, to be honest! I have heard this book is unsettling too.
10. Earthlings by Sayaka Murata
Firstly, do not be deceived by the cute cover! This book is apparently very disturbing. And yes, I do wish to read it, someday.