I’ve been seeing this tag floating around for a while now so I was delighted when Gel @ Books Y Gel tagged me do this this!
- Randomly choose 3 books (Tip: Use the “Sort > Random” option on your Goodreads’ Read shelf.).
- For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread (a lot like Kiss, Marry, Kill).
- Repeat until you completed three rounds (or six).
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’d know that all three books are part of series that I don’t plan to finish so round 1 is starting off well!
- Burn: All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris because I’d just burn all the Sookie Stackhouse books; I don’t like the series at all, but it would make a good fire since there are 13 books in it.
- Rewrite: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake because it just comes off as a supernatural filler episode, I liked the premise but I feel it was poorly executed.
- Reread: Born at Midnight by C. C. Hunter since I really liked this book anyway.
Honestly this round is a no-brainer.
- Burn: Reawakened by Colleen Houck for All. The. Reasons.
- Rewrite: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter. While I liked this book a lot, I feel like some elements could’ve been better done so I would only tweak it a bit, not completely rewrite it.
- Reread: Stardust by Neil Gaiman because I only grew to appreciate it recently (when I first read it I preferred the film adaptation) and I’d love to get back into it.
Can I burn two books? No? Really? Fine then.
- Burn: Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris for the same reasons as round 1
- Rewrite: Firelight by Sophie Jordan because this could’ve been the best book but no. It wasn’t. It was so bad.
- Reread: Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I loved The Covenant series when I read it so this is the obvious choice here.
Well this is getting interesting…
- Burn: Othello by William Shakespeare. You’d think, as an English major, that I would revere Shakespeare but you would be wrong. While I appreciate his work, I don’t wax poetic about him and Othello brings back particularly annoying memories of my last year at school in English class so I would burn it without hesitation.
- Rewrite: Timeless by Alexandra Monir. I’ve read this book twice and, while I loved it the first time, some of the magic was lost the second time around so I would just tweak some things here and there rather than rewrite the whole thing.
- Reread: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller because it’s one of my all time favourites.
Is it fair to put YA and non-fiction together?
- Burn: Crimson Frost by Jennifer Estep. Probably? I read this book a few months ago after having taken a break from the series and I didn’t like it enough to continue on with the next book after that.
- Rewrite: Masquerade by Melissa De La Cruz. I admit I remember precious little about what went down in this book, so I’d rewrite it to be more memorable.
- Reread: Η Εκτέλεση by Φρέντυ Γερμανός (translation: The Execution by Freddy Germanos). This is the only non-fiction book I’ve ever read and thoroughly enjoyed so I wouldn’t hesitate to reread it again.
I swear it’s like Goodreads wants this to be easy or something…
- Burn: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini. I am incredibly annoyed/angry at this book because I loved it, I loved the modern take on the Helen and Paris story and the Trojan War, I had great fun reading it, and I honestly thought it would be one of my new favourites. Until I got to the end. Which utilises a trope that I personally hate in order to create tension. I’ve had enough of it in Cassie Clare’s novels and I refuse to go through that angst again.
- Rewrite: Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead, because I barely remember this book even though I read it barely a year ago and I remember the rest of the series, so I would make it more memorable.
- Reread: Eon Dragoneye by Alison Goodman. I’m already planning to reread it this year anyway, it’s one of my favourite books!
- Adryianna @ Life Writings of a Reader
- Marianna @ Book is Glee
- Nessa @ Bookish Nessa
- Emily Rose @ Rose Read
- Sarah & Faith @ Sublime Reads
- And you!
*Please don’t feel pressured to do this on my account!