The Unread Shelf Project 2021 , hosted by theunreadshelf

October - A book you're secretly afraid of
Maybe it's the content, the cover, or the topic. You may secretly think it's too sexy/scary/violent/heavy/light/romantic/science-y/fantastical for you, but you're embarrassed to admit it - and you can't quite make yourself pick it up. Let's get over the fear and read that book.
All books added to this prompt

Book of Numbers

Joshua Cohen

fiction contemporary literary
challenging reflective slow-paced

580 pages | first published 2015

Dublin Stories / Erzählungen aus Dublin

James Joyce

fiction classics short stories
reflective slow-paced

156 pages | first published 1995

Mason And Dixon

Thomas Pynchon

fiction historical
challenging funny slow-paced

773 pages | first published 1997

The Scarlet Letter: Large Print

Nathaniel Hawthorne

fiction classics literary
slow-paced

532 pages

Ulysses

James Joyce, John M. Woolsey, Morris L. Ernst

fiction classics
challenging reflective medium-paced

783 pages | first published 1922

The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love

Sonya Renee Taylor

nonfiction feminism self help
informative inspiring reflective medium-paced

137 pages | first published 2018

Know My Name

Chanel Miller

nonfiction feminism memoir
emotional reflective slow-paced

368 pages | first published 2019

War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

fiction classics historical
challenging reflective slow-paced

1392 pages | first published 1867

Mexican Gothic

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

fiction fantasy historical horror
dark mysterious tense medium-paced

320 pages | first published 2020

Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontë

fiction classics romance
dark slow-paced

464 pages | first published 1847