World Without End (The Pillars of the Earth, #2) by Ken Follett
I loved The Pillars of the Earth, but it took me about a year to get through it. Now I’m a little worried about World Without End. On the one hand, I really want to read it, on the other, I’m afraid that it will take me ages to finish.
The Complete Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen
Shame on me, but all I’ve ever read of Jane Austen is Pride and Prejudice. I really want to read her other works, which are all in this book – only problem: it is huge! Like gigantic and terribly unhandy.
The Brontë Sisters by Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Anne Brontë
Same goes for this one with the small difference, that I’ve never read any novel by one of the Brontë sisters. Please don’t hold it against me. I will, I promise. Someday I will!
The Chronicles of Narnia (The Chronicles of Narnia, #1-7) by C.S. Lewis
Yes, I admit it. I haven’t read a single book of The Chronicles of Narnia. I’m a terrible terrible person, I know. I bet I would have if I had them separately. Somehow, this huge book is rather intimidating.
Die Nebel von Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
[OT: The Mists of Avalon]
Urgh. I have this one since forever and once I even started it. But I didn’t get far, it was a little too boring for me back then. For that reason, I’m afraid to pick it up again. It doesn’t help that my edition has the size and weight of a brick.
Series That Should Have Ended (But Didn’t)
City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4) by Cassandra Clare
I loved the original Mortal Instruments trilogy to pieces. I was majorly obsessed – until I’d heard that it wouldn’t be a trilogy for much longer. I was crushed. For me, the trilogy was perfect. But now, there are three more, two of them already published, and although I have them both, I haven’t read them yet. I’m so afraid that they will ruin everything.
Laura und das Labyrinth des Lichts (Laura, #6) by Peter Freund
[LT: Laura and the Labyrinth of Light]
The ending of Laura #5 was a huge shock! It was horrible – and perfect. But first and foremost, it was an ending. But then, some fans decided that they had to have another Laura novel and for whatever reason, the author gave in. At the moment, I’m re-reading the series to finally tackle the new two books. Still, I’m a little frightened of what’s to come.
James Potter and the Hall of Elders’ Crossing (James Potter, #1) by G. Norman Lippert
That’s exactly why I wanted Harry Potter to die at the end of book #7! I wanted an ending that was set in stone, an ending that wouldn’t make it possible to go on writing – and probably ruining – the series. But no, it didn’t happen, and now there is this fanfiction series. And I have to admit, I’m really curious how it will turn out although I’m pretty frightened that it will be horrible. Btw, you can download the series for free in different e-reader formats here.
Books That Just Happen to Be Intimidating
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
And here’s the author that made it all possible. I’m really intimidated by her adult book. I heard so many mixed opinions that I’m afraid it might be disappointing.
Nocturna: Die Nacht der gestohlenen Schatten by Jenny-Mai Nuyen
[LT: Nocturna: The Night of the Stolen Shadows]
I hated her first novel Nijura. I have no idea why I even bought this one. Maybe I thought I should give her a second chance and the blurb sounds interesting. Still, I’m not sure about picking it up.