Five Books I Would Rewrite

Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm.

This week’s topic was difficult, but interesting! I am no writer so I would never claim that I could do better than an author. These are just some books that I thought had a lot of potential and I could have loved with a few changes.

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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There was a lot that I loved about Everything, Everything! I adored the main character and thought that the romance was sweet. It is the ended that I had a problem with- it was predictable and something about it didn’t sit right with me. I actually thought it cheapened an otherwise wonderful story! I would have done something completely different with the ending.

The Girls by Emma Cline

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There was a lot about The Girls that had potential, but I think it could have been improved by being told from a different perspective. The main character is not fully involved in the cult so it always feels like the reader is being kept at a distance. There were a lot of interesting cult members who would made for more compelling main characters!

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Taylor Jenkins Reid has written some of my favourite novels, but sadly One True Loves was not my favourite. I loved the premise but I thought some things needed to be more fleshed out. The main conflict was resolved too quickly and I just didn’t buy it. This is one of those books that could have used a few more pages! Also, I like a well-written love triangle but felt this one was too one-sided.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

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There is no denying that Celeste Ng is an incredible author, and I am so excited to see the TV series adaptation. I enjoyed Little Fires Everywhere but I thought there were too many characters and there were certain storylines that I liked more than others. I want to know more about Mia and her backstory! There were also some motives that didn’t quite make sense to me.

The River by Peter Heller

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The River was very fast-paced and had me at the edge of my seat, I just wanted more of the man vs. nature and less of the man vs. man plot-lines. It is evident that The River is passionate about nature and he is an incredible nature writer so I was looking for more of that in the book.

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21 thoughts on “Five Books I Would Rewrite

  1. I felt the same way about the ending of Everything Everything…..I would have thrown the book across the room….except I was reading on my kindle. I felt totally punked by the author and I didn’t like it!

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  2. I felt the same with One True Loves which is why it made my cut. I just felt it was too heavy for Sam and Jesse never really got a chance at all…I am 100% team Jesse though mainly because of that tbh.

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  3. I haven’t read any of the books you’ve mentioned, Kristin and although I know when parts of a story don’t feel right, I feel the same as you, being a writer is a tough job that I don’t think I could do. 🙂 I wimped out of talking about specific books this week and did something different with my T5T. 😉
    I hope you enjoy the rest of your week, Kristin. Here’s my Top 5 Tuesday Post
    Flora x

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