Reread, Rewrite, or Burn Tag


I have done this tag twice in the past and I always loved doing it! If you are curious you can find those posts here and here. I am going to choose books that I have read so far this year!


  • 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


Reread: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman- This is one of the first five star books that I read this year! I was completely charmed by it and I already want to reread it.

Rewrite: Lincoln in Bardo- I loved this book but there were definitely parts where it dragged and I was utterly confused. I do not know how I would change that but maybe even an introduction would be helpful?

Burn: I thought Love, Life, and the List was a cute story but nothing special.  If I burned this one there are still many other adorable Kasie West books that I could pick up!

Round #2


Reread: Crazy Rich Asians– I had such a hard time deciding between this one and The Hating Game, but ultimately I think I enjoyed Crazy Rich Asians just a little bit more.  The cast of characters are all vibrant and hilarious, and I adored the setting.  I will hopefully reread it before watching the movie, which also looks amazing!

Rewrite: The Hating Game– I am not sure how I would rewrite The Hating Game! I love the hate to love trope and both the main character and the love interest were fantastic.  I would probably have liked a bit more banter and tension!

Burn: How to Stop Time- Unfortunately, this book let me down.  I was hoping for an original take on time travel, but it fell flat for me.  The main character ended up being quite annoying, and I disliked the chapters written in the present day.

Round #3


Reread: Never Let Me Go- This is my favourite book of the year so of course I would want to reread it! I am sure I would gain even more from it the second time around.  It is such a unique story that sticks with you and has you asking a million questions.  I can not wait to experience that again.

Rewrite: They Both Die in the End– I really did enjoy They Both Die in the End but there are a few things that I would change. There were perspectives from other characters that I felt were not necessary and took away from the story.  I know that there has to be insta-love in order for this story to work but still…

Burn: The Giver– I actually really liked The Giver but I could live without it.  I wish we were given more background on the world.  I think it is a story I would have appreciated much more if I had read it when I was younger.

Round #4


Reread: Six of Crows– Choosing between this and The Song of Achilles was almost impossible! Ultimately I decided to reread Six of Crows because I really adore every single character for a different reason.

Rewrite: The Song of Achilles– There is not much that I would change about this book.  The only thing I would add is a little more romance in the book when they were adults. I feel like their love story kind of got lost in all of the battles, and I was craving more!

Burn: The Light We Lost– I very much disliked The Light We Lost so this was an easy choice for me.  I found it to be emotionally manipulative, and the characters were absolutely awful! I was actively rooting against them and their love story.

Round #5


Reread: Every Heart a Doorway- This is one of the most unique stories that I have ever read and I enjoyed absolutely every second of it.  I was not expecting it to be so dark, but that only made me love it even more.  I am looking forward to continuing on with the series.

Rewrite: Dark Matter- I really thought Dark Matter was fantastic but there was a lot of science jargon that went over my head.  Maybe I would try to explain things in more layman’s terms?

Burn: The Belles- This story had so much potential but I ending up having a lot of problems with it. I thought the main character was quite dull, and there was not enough character development for any of the characters.  I wish we were given a better understanding of the villains motives!


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!


26 thoughts on “Reread, Rewrite, or Burn Tag

  1. This seems like a really interesting challenge to do! I don’t think I’d be able to choose any book to burn though. That just seems a little cruel.

  2. This is such a fun tag! I completely agree with you about How to Stop Time and The Song of Achilles, and would also love to re-read Never Let Me Go.

  3. I just finished Every Heart a Doorway and I couldn’t agree with you more! I put both book 2 and 3 on hold at the library and added the fourth book to my most anticipated 2019 releases :] It was soo different from anything I have ever read, and while it was super short, I felt like they packed in quite a bit! I cannot wait to see what the other books in the series are like :]

  4. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine sounds so good! I’m so mad at myself for still not reading it! And I definitely see where you’re coming from with The Song of Achilles, the romance aspect did feel a little lost when they were adults!

  5. I was so shocked about The Giver and The Song of Achilles! haha I love The Giver but I agree with you, maybe the author could have explained to us why they and we were there, what happened for the world to be like it was. Although I think that the author put more importance on the “now” than the past, right? hmm I don’t know…
    Achilles… I almost died of sorrow on the book! At the end I see what you mean… the whole war eclipsed their romance… but isn’t war like that? I cried and I will always cried T_T

      1. what I hate about The Giver is all the intrigue and the secrecy about Jonas… I was like where in the name of God is Jonas!? and why do I have to read the rest to figure it out? XD I don’t know I wouldn’t change a thing on Achilles… I think I am too infatuated with the grief and love haha

  6. Aww, you burned The Giver, my favorite MG read… 😭 But I do agree with you on Song of Achilles! The romance felt a bit buried towards the end, and that’s something that could’ve definitely been improved upon. Oh, and I can’t wait to read Elinor Oliphaunt and Hating Game! I’ve heard such great things about them. 😉

    Terrific answers! This is such a fun tag, I think I might end up stealing it haha!

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