Burn, Rewrite, Reread Book Tag

Thank you to the lovely Ava for tagging me. I’m a very indecisive person so I bet this one will be hard for me, but I’m ready for a challenge. Let’s get straight into it…

Rules

  • 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).

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ROUND 1 

Burn: Fallen by Lauren Kate

I have no problem burning this one. Well, that’s a lie because I threw it out as soon as I’d read it. Fallen is full of clichés (insta-love; Mary Sue; unfriendly towards female characters; hot, arrogant, stay-away-from-me love interest, etc.) It’s a worse version of Twilight.

Rewrite: Nightfall (The Return #1) by L.J. Smith

This is the first book of the new trilogy. I remember really liking the first four books (L.J. Smith got me into the paranormal romance genre) but this one was a disappointment. It didn’t feel like part of the same series. It’s a shame because she could’ve done a lot more (and better) with the characters she built in the first four books.

Reread: Looking for Alaska by John Green

This is my favourite book from John Green. I’ve reread it once or twice already and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read random passages from this book. Looking for Alaska has some of John Green’s best writing and I love the balance between weird and serious throughout the book.

ROUND 2

Burn: The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

This wasn’t a bad book by any means, but burning Atonement is out of the question. And if I have to choose (which I do) I’ll pick this one over The Death Cure any day. There was a lot of hype surrounding this book, but I don’t think it’s any different or better than other thrillers / mystery novels.

Rewrite: The Death Cure by James Dashner

I really liked The Maze Runner, thought The Scource Trials was a good follow-up (though not as good as the first one) but The Death Cure was where I lost all interest. I don’t know why, but I couldn’t connect with the characters or the story anymore. It had lots of potential; I just didn’t like where Dashner took the story and how he wrapped it all up.

Reread: Atonement by Ian McEwan

No doubt about it. It’s one of my all-time favourite (non-YA) books. I urge everyone to try it (and then watch the movie afterward!). Fair warning: keep a box of Kleenex by your side. You’re going to need it.

ROUND 3

Burn: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

This is a tough one! I’d save History Is All You Left Me in a heartbeat. Easy. Which leaves this one and The Spectacular Now. Both got the same rating (3/5) so that doesn’t help at all. I guess I’d save The Spectacular Now since I’ve read it more recently and because I felt more connected to the characters.

Rewrite: The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

I liked the characters but the story dragged on for too long. And there were some plot points I would’ve changed.

Reread: History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

I absolutely adore this book. I’ll be rereading this many, many times.

TAG!

I’m excited to see how you do! No pressure though. If you don’t like doing tags or you’ve already done it, that’s fine too 😉

See you soon,

Lauren

 

10 thoughts on “Burn, Rewrite, Reread Book Tag

  1. What, you tagged me for this??? And so long ago! It really sucks that WordPress doesn’t notify you when you’re linked from your About page! I feel like I’m not knowing about so many things I’ve been tagged in! 😝

    Anyway, this one looks like so much fun! I suck at making decisions, so this will be interesting. 😂

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