Reread, Rewrite, Burn Tag

Reread,Rewrite,Burn

I did this tag a couple months ago and thought it was really fun so I am doing it again! I decided to only use books that I read in 2017, but I am not including any of the books that I talked about in my last post.

THE RULES:

  • Randomly choose 3 books
  • For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread (like Marry, Boff, Kill).
  • Repeat until you completed three rounds (or six) (or however many you want to do).

Round #1

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Reread: Red Rising (duh!) because it is so action packed and I loved every single second of it.  I am sure that there is a lot that I missed and that I would enjoy this book even more during a reread.

Rewrite: This was a hard one but I would have to rewrite History of Bees.  It was beautiful and there was a lot that I loved about it, but it was also a bit too long.  There were sections that seemed to drag on.  I would have had a larger focus on the part that is set in the future!

Burn: Now do not get me wrong, I really liked Mosquitoland, but I think that it was the least original of the three books.  If I wanted to, I could probably find a book similar to it- John Green’s books for example. It is probably the one that I am least likely to reread as well.

Round #2

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Reread: The Lonely Hearts Hotel!!! This is one of my all time favourite books and there is nothing I would change about it.  I wanted to reread it the moment that I finished it. So beautiful, so heartbreaking!

Rewrite: I would have to rewrite An Ember in the Ashes even though there isn’t much I would change about it. I would change something about the romance.  I would eliminate any love triangles, even though it didn’t bother me as much in this book.

Burn: Tiny Pretty Things started out so fun.  It felt like I was watching a CW show, and I loved every second of it! By the second half of the book I was just so tired of reading about these awful characters. Is the sequel any good? At this point I do not think I will be reading it.

Round #3

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Reread: I am so rereading Turtles All the Way Down! I was so surprised by how much I enjoyed this book.  It is definitely my favourite John Green novel and I know I will be compelled to reread it one day.

Rewrite: Do not hate me but The Martian! I enjoyed this book a lot but I found that it was very repetitive.  There were parts that I just skimmed over.

Burn: I think at this point you guys know how I feel about The Girls! So disappointing and not at all what I was expecting. Honestly, I wish I could rewrite this book as well because there is so much I would change.  I guess at that point it would be like writing a whole new novel any way!

Round #4

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Reread: Far From the Tree is such an amazing book and there is nothing that I would change about it.  It is one of my favourite books of the year and one that really moved me in a way that I was not expecting.

Rewrite: While I did enjoy The Nightingale, I did not connect with it in the way that many others did.  I felt that it was too long and for some reason I was not as invested in the characters as I hoped I would be.  I think maybe I fell in to the hype so my expectations were through the roof and I have read so many WWII novels that it is hard for them to stand out.

Burn: I hate to say it but I think The Chemist was my least favourite book of 2017.  It was boring and I probably should have just DNF’d it.

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I love reading other peoples’ answers to this tag so please do it if you are at all interested!

I would love to know your thoughts on these books and whether or not you agree or disagree with my picks!

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33 thoughts on “Reread, Rewrite, Burn Tag

  1. I LOVE this tag! It is deff one of my favorites of all time. I had so much fun doing this with all my 2017 books that I may keep up the tradition at the end of 2018!

    I really want to read Far from the Tree. I have seen it everywhere lately! I don’t know how I missed it last year.

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  2. Oooh, good choices for your answers! I’ve heard so many wonderful things about Far From the Tree, so that’s definitely high up on my TBR — and as for An Ember in the Ashes, I wouldn’t change much about it either because I loved the story, the action, and even the romance, though I usually find love triangles annoying. 😊

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  3. Great tag, Kristin! I totally agree with the love triangles needing some time out in AEiTA. It just became waaaayyy too much at one point, so it was basically a love square or pentagon. I don’t even know, but it didn’t do much for me.
    I haven’t read any of the other books but I’m intrigued! I also need to read AEiTA’s sequel…

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  4. I love this tag! Although the only book on this list that I have read is Turtles All the Way Down I enjoyed reading your reasons for each of the other books. Turtles is also my new favorite John Green book. I think I will do this tag soon!

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  5. Oh no, I’m sorry to hear about Tiny Pretty Things. I loved that one, though I agree, some of the characters were just too extra with their viciousness haha. xD I’m glad you enjoyed Turtles All the Way Down so much! I really need to read that one. ❤ This was such a fun post!

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  6. Lovely answers for this tag! I loved An Ember in the Ashes but have to agree with you, I think I’d take out that love triangle, it was a little… well, it didn’t bring anything interesting to the story and didn’t feel necessary?
    I am sorry you didn’t love Tiny Pretty Things! I really want to read this book, I hope I’ll end up enjoying it better than you did then :/

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  7. Great Tag 🌸
    I also wasn’t really a fan of The Girls, I thought it could be SO much better and I expected it to be SO much better. I also wasn’t fond of The Chemist, I DNFed it after the first few chapters!

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