This is a fun tag that I watched when it first spread through BookTube, and here I am finally doing it!
To do this tag, you pick three books and decide which one you want to burn, rewrite and reread. Simple, right?
Before we get started, here are the “Creators and Links”:
To get book titles I headed to ‘My Books’ on Goodreads and kept refreshing the page, while on random. I then put the titles in a jar and picked 3 out each time~
Carry On – Rainbow Rowell & The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde & Dark Visions – L.J. Smith
Burn: Carry On. This was fun to read at the time, but it’s such a mess! And it really doesn’t need to exist, nor does the sequel coming out soon.
Reread: This is probably an unpopular opinion, but I’m going to have to go with Dark Visions. I really liked the characters and it’s been forever since I’ve read an old school ya paranormal romance.
Rewrite: There were moments of sheer brilliance in The Picture of Dorian Gray, but Oscar Wilde has a very flowery style. Which considering his time period, I get, but sometimes it can be confusing.
Shiver (#1) – Maggie Stiefvater & The Kiss Quotient – Helen Hoang & Shatter Me (#1) – Tahereh Mafi
Burn: Shiver. The premise is interesting enough, but not well executed. The insta-love and cringe worthiness of it took centre stage above actual plot.
Reread: Does this even need to be said? Of course it would be The Kiss Quotient! This book was adorable, steamy and just perfect!
Rewrite: Tahereh Mafi has a unique writing style, but Shatter Me was just a waste. There is so much potential for this book to be a lot better, especially as Unravel Me was so wonderful.
Palace of the Damned (#3) – Darren Shan & The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales – Kate Mosse & The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
Burn: The Mistletoe Bride. This collection was mostly just boring and lacklustre. Bye.
Reread: Larten Crepsley is my child and I will forever love him, and this saga is perfect and I wouldn’t change a thing! (despite wanting to make my child happy haha)
Rewrite: The Night Circus was a great book, and the premise is fascinating. However, it could have been so much more interesting. It seemed to go on for too long in the same vein, and it felt that nothing was happening
The Hunger Games (#1) – Suzanne Collins & The Host – Stephanie Meyer & Love Bomb (Ladybirds #3) – Jenny McLachlan
Burn: Out of the four Ladybird books, Bomb was my least favourite.
Reread: It’s been so long since I read the Hunger Games, but I don’t think it will never be relevant. Also Peeta is such a cutie and I just want to hug him haha ♥
Rewrite: I loved the Host, but really Meyer could have cut a few hundred pages off during editing. Oh, and I really want a sequel.
Lord of the Flies – William Golding & Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman & The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia #6) – C.S. Lewis
Burn: I was so bored throughout The Silver Chair. It was even more sexist than the ones preceding it in the series and barely anyone had any sense.
Reread: I really enjoy mythology, so I’d gladly reread Norse Mythology again~
Rewrite: Lord of the Flies is so thought provoking and is honestly so insightful into the human psyche. I wouldn’t change anything, but the writing style. Something about it just wasn’t to my taste.
Let me know if you agree or disagree with me!
Thanks for reading! I hope you are having a lovely day~