The Reread, Rewrite, Burn Book Tag
Today, I've got a tag (from Alabama's blog) that I will probably regret doing.
The way it works is that you use a wheel (this one here) to help you decide between three books each to reread, rewrite or BURN. There are twelve books and four rounds.
To be honest, my plan was to use a random bunch of books so it wouldn't be too hard (I got books that I was okay with burning). But then it's not fair that the three other people before me had to burn their favourite books and be in a lot of pain. So I redid it and now I am doing only 5 stars books. Every single one is amazing and I'm going to cry. Why did I made this even harder???
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Six of Crows by Leigh Burdugo
I hate this wheel. Why did it to have pick these??? Also fun fact: When I originally did this, the wheel chose these three so I didn't changed it cause. it. is. so. painful. I can't believe that its first pick ever with ok books it did THIS. JUST AHHH.
Okay.... my choices... NOO I DON'T WANT TO.
Okay, take two... *takes a deep breath*
Reread: Cinder, cause I think it is a YA masterpiece and I CANNOT TOUCH IN ANY WAY. Just no.
Rewrite: Six of Crows, cause I could rewrite this? I would probably just tweaked it here and there cause it is amazing as it is.
Burn: A Monster Calls, cause IT IS GOT THE SHORT END OF THE STICK. I have no reason or excuse than just that I couldn't burn the other two.
OH MY GOODNESS, I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT I BURNED A MONSTER CALLS. *Sobs* Excuse me while I go cry over its ashes. *Sobs again*
The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Oh, dear, I hate this one too (what am I saying? I hate all of the rounds CAUSE I WAS SILLY ENOUGH TO DO 5 STARS BOOKS AHHH.)
I know which one to burn but which one to rewrite....
Reread: The Memory Thief, cause it is amazing and really clever.
Rewrite: The Winner's Curse, cause making some of the conversations between the two main characters less frustrating (and having her win a few) would be nice. Though again, I think it is perfect as it is.
Burn: Sorcery of Thorns, cause again I COULDN'T BURN THE OTHER TWO BOOKS SO THIS ONE HAD TO BURN. I'm truly sorry. You did not deserved to burn in any way.
Also another fun thing is that originally both Sorcery of Thorns and The Memory Thief were in the same round as this time. What of the odds of that happening...
Fawkes by Nadine Brandes
The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson
The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber
Reread: Fawkes, obviously, holds this place automatically. There are no questions or debate on this one. AT ALL. It is amazing and such a beautifully written piece of work.
Oh goodness, I do not want to choose which one burns to ashes!!! 😭
Rewrite: The Evaporation of Sofi Snow, cause I feel like I could rewrite something in this. Maybe make the beginning less uncomfortable to read? I honestly don't know, even though the beginning made me uncomfortable, it was perfect for the overall story so... *shrugs* I just know there is something rewrite about this.
Burn: The Merchant's Daughter, cause I COULDN'T THINK OF ANYTHING TO REWRITE ABOUT IT SO IT HAD TO BURN. *SOBS*
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill
*Silently sobs as I make the decisions*
Reread: Within These Lines, cause it is generally a brilliant book that talks about a real issue and a piece of history that isn't so well-known in America.
Rewrite: Children of Blood and Bone, cause I would like to changed how the romance happened between the main girl and boy to be more realistic and slow-burn than it being a really shallow instant love one. Scenes with the characters just spending time together, getting to know each other as general people, would be awesome before they are head over heels for each other.
(The first book that I generally wanted to rewrite.)
Burn: Renegades, cause it has... to. *cries*
*sobs over all of the favourite books I had to burn for this evil tag*
I wish I had stuck to my original plan. At least that one had a nice balance of pain. This one was PURE TORTURE. I so regret this. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this (I didn't for sure) and have a great day!
Also consider yourself tagged if you are willing to try this out!
So what did you think of the books I burn, rewrite and reread? Would you do the same choices or something different?