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The Dragon Librarian by Marc Secchia is a breath of fresh air in a genre that is overcrowded with imposing heroes who can conquer any challenge through brute strength. Here the protagonist is a girl named Auli-Ambar who is not only disfigured, but also blind, which makes her fit for only the most menial tasks in the eyes of others. However, her life changes when she is taken to the Halls of the Dragons and becomes a cleaner of Dragon roosts. It is here where Auli becomes drawn to the Dragon Library despite the fact her blindness means she will never be able to read the books. She also discovers that while she possess magic, it is more of a curse as its only use is to make others forget her existence. Despite all of this adversity, Auli finds a new purpose when she encounters a young Dragon scholar who takes a special interest in her.
Animal Farm by George Orwell springs to mind as I don't think I got all of the subtext of this book when I read it the first time as a youngster. I did find it very funny when the animals in the book banded together and chased all of the humans off the farm. The Battle of the Cowshed was also quite entertaining to read. It wasn't until I was much older and saw people discussing Animal Farm that things began to fall into place for me and I saw the book for what it really is. Another book that perplexed me a lot when I was younger, but finally made a lot more sense when I read it as an adult was The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka.
I will start off by saying that I'm relatively new to binge reading books as I used to prefer watching television or playing games instead. This all changed a few months ago when some circumstances that involves moving and renovating a place resulted in me being without any form of electronic entertainment for a while. To pass time I started reading and I quickly fell in love with books all over again. I used to read a ton of books in school, but as soon as "real-life" began I just kind of pushed them off to the side and then never returned. The book that I ended up reading out of boredom was a dusty copy of Emma by Jane Austen and I ended up finishing it in two evenings. Since then I have gone through almost an entire box of books and even compiled a list of ones that I want to read. Your question is about books that are a little intimidating, so here goes:

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes - This one is on my list, but there are a lot of other books that I would want to read first before I get to this tale of a delusional knight and his long-suffering servant. I have heard a lot of good things about this book, but I remember that I started to read it while I was still in school and my interest just kind of drifted after a few chapters, so I should really go back and finish it.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy - It's not just the sheer size of this classic that is a bit intimidating, but also the subject matter. I have to confess that I haven't read any books by Tolstoy yet, but I do know that he was a master of his craft and a lot of people swear by this epic novel. I will probably read this on my kindle eventually so that I don't slip a disc in my back trying to carry the book around.

The Lord of The Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien - OK, this one is going to earn me a lot of scorn, but I have never read any of the books in the Lord of The Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien. In this case I guess it's not so much the fact that their size intimidates me, but more that I have already watched the movies and feel like I know everything that is going to happen. I know for a fact that the movies could not have covered everything in the books, so I will still discover plenty of new things, but reading three large books when there are still so many other good ones left to read that are shorter feels somewhat wrong.

Finnegans Wake by James Joyce - I can't lie, out of all the books I've mentioned, this is the one that I'm really putting off because it intimidates me. I have researched the book, know that it is considered a classic, culturally significant and very popular, but I have also read a lot of comments by people who just couldn't finish it. My biggest fear with this book is that I struggle so much with it that I end up abandoning it and getting soured on reading again, which is why it is way down on my to-read list at the moment.
-Unwind Dystology by Neal Shusterman: These books are all kinds of messed up. Picture a world where teens get their body parts harvested if they are unwanted. This is the fate that awaits three teens who get together and try and survive in this crazy world.

-Meat by Joseph D'Lacey: This one is even worse than Unwind and you can already infer from the title alone that it is going to be gruesome. I wasn't quite prepared for how gruesome it would actually be and I could hardly believe that it was the debut novel of the author. The long and short of it is that in the world of Meat being a vegetarian is punishable by a horrible death. That's just the beginning of people's problems.

-Gerald's Game by Stephen King: Stephen King is the master of disturbing stories, but for some reason this one unsettled me the most. I haven't watched the latest movie adaptation yet as not all his books translate well to films and I would like to preserve the memory of this one.

-Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy: The first and last "western" that I have ever read.

-Your House Is On Fire, Your Children All Gone by Stefan Kiesbye: Take Children of The Corn and make it a thousand times more unsettling and you might have a clue what to expect from this book. I've seen some creepy small towns in my time, but Hemmersmoor is a place I wouldn't want to visit in my worst nightmares.
Colin Falconer - Historical Romance in Spain's Golden Age
FEATURED AUTHOR - Colin Falconer has published twenty-six novels so far, and been lucky enough to have them translated into 23 languages. (Real ones too, not just Esperanto and cockney rhyming slang.) In between leaving school and securing his latest publishing deal, he found time to chase black witches across Mexico, travel the silk road, and occasionally play the guitar in bars. His only claim to fame from those days is completing all the verses of ‘All You Need is Love’ during a bar fight in the Stella Maris… Read more