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.
- 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).
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!