The lovely Shouni @ Through the Book Portal tagged me for the Burn, Rewrite, Reread book tag, which is like a literary version of Snog, Marry, Avoid, and who doesn’t love that show?
- 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’ve completed three rounds (or six).
Burn: The Bane Chronicles by Cassie Clare
Rewrite: Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
Reread: And I Darken by Kiersten White
This was an easy choice, but only because I absolutely loved And I Darken, and Flawed had such a fascinating concept. I wouldn’t really burn The Bane Chronicles, but I did find as I was reading that it didn’t grip me like most Clare books, and I could tell it was co-written by other authors whose styles were slightly different. I still enjoyed it mostly, but out of these three it’s definitely my least favourite.
Burn: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Rewrite: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Reread: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
OK, so this round was incredibly difficult and I feel horrible about my choices, but them’s the shakes. These are three of my favourite books ever, and I really don’t want to have to burn any of them, so I’m only choosing Oscar Wao because it’s been years since I read it and it was for Uni, but I loved every minute of it back then. A Court of Mist and Fury was my favourite book of last year, and possibly ever, it left me with the biggest book hangover I’ve ever had. So, that’s the reasoning behind my awful choices…
Burn: Rapture by Lauren Kate
Rewrite: The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
Reread: The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
This was a tough choice between The Assassin’s Blade and The Fate of the Tearling for reread, but ultimately I went with rewriting The Assassin’s Blade for obvious reasons if you’ve read it *no spoilers*. I think we can all agree we’d rewrite that story if we could. If you haven’t read The Queen of the Tearling series go read it now, it’s a fascinating concept, somewhere between a dystopian and a high fantasy. I won’t give too much way, but it’s another one with a huge twist I didn’t see coming, and the ending is just heart-wrenching.
That was actually really fun, despite the traumatic image of anyone burning books. Feel free to have a go if you like the sound of this tag, it’s a great way to remind yourself of the books you’ve read. I’ll tag a few people just to get the ball rolling…
- Darque Dreamer Reads
- Balie @ Nerd in New York
- Lauren @ My Paper Infinity
- Robin @ Bookstographics
- Lydia @ PS. I Still Read You
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