Hello lovelies! I am so excited to be doing this tag right now because it sounds like so much fun and I feel like I haven’t done a tag in foreverrrrrr. Just before we begin I want to say a huge thank you to Gel, over at Books y Gel for tagging me to do this 🙂 Her blog is great so definitely go check it out and give her a follow!
Here’s the rules:
- Randomly choose three books (Tip: Use the “Sort > Random” on your Goodreads Read shelf).
- For each set of books, choose one to Burn, one to Rewrite and one to Reread (like Kiss, Marry, Kill).
- Repeat until you complete five rounds.
Haha these three books couldn’t be any more different, but let’s give this a bash. I definitely don’t hate any of these books but I’m pretty sure you can guess which one I’ll burn…
BURN: Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James
Ah yes, the Fifty Shades sequel. Uhm… I don’t even know what to say about this apart from that it was absolutely bat shit crazy.
Yes Kelso, burn indeed.
Next up… I’m going to need to rewrite The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I don’t even have one thing that I’d change about this book! Not that I can recall anyway. I like the way the main character, Charlie, writes the story in letters to the reader, and each of the characters. AHHHH THIS IS TOO HARD.
Maybe I’d change what happened to Charlie as a child so that he can be happy instead of sad all the time? Okay, let’s go with that, yeah.
Last but not least, I’d definitely want to reread The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I loved this first book so much, it made me start wanting to read more dystopian novels and books with kick ass female leads. If Mockingjay had been the randomly selected third book in this round the answer would definitely be different though… (YOU KNOW WHYYY *cries hopelessly*)
Okay, so this one isn’t actually as difficult as the last one but I do feel a little guilty about the fact that I’m going to need to burn The Twits by Roald Dahl. This was a childhood story I absolutely loved, and I still do! But out of the remaining two books… this one’s going to need to take a little trip to the bonfire. I’m so sorry, Roald, forgive me.
Hahahahahahhahahahhahah this one is definitely not going to be a surprise to anyone because I’m pretty sure EVERYONE WOULD REWRITE Allegiant by Veronica Roth. If you haven’t read this book, first, where have you been??? Second, if you ever read this book it will rip your heart out about 10,000,000,000 times over and the tears will be real. Oh, so real.
Lastly, drum roll, please………. of course I would reread The Fiery Trial by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson. 1) because it involves Shadowhunters, 2) because it was written by Cassandra Clare and 3) IT INVOLVES SHADOWHUNTERS ➰
Round three… DUN DUN DUNNN.
I’m actually not overly bothered about most of these three books. They all pretty much fall into the ‘meh’ category on my shelves.
Anyhow, out of these books I would definitely burn Before by Anna Todd. For the most part, I enjoyed the After series – enough to pick up this book anyway. I was pretty disappointed by this one though. I’m not too sure what I was expecting but there was definitely something incredibly lacking about this book, it wasn’t exciting and enraging like the rest of the series. I’ve actually written a book review on this, if you’d like to check it out I’ll leave a link to it right here.
Next up is If I Stay by Gayle Forman which I’ll definitely need to rewrite. My reason for this is actually pretty similar to Before, it was just a bit boring and lacking – maybe because there was so much hype around this book. I still enjoyed this though and liked the sequel a lot more. In this story I’d probably rewrite how whiney Mia comes across at certain points when she can’t decide whether to live or die.. LIKE C’MON GIRL, I KNOW IT’S HARD BUT YOU HAVE YOUR WHOLE LIFE AHEAD OF YOU.
Lastly… Did I Mention I Love You? by Estelle Maskame is getting a cheeky wee reread from me. At first I didn’t think I’d like this very much because it came across so much like fanfic (totally predictable and cringy af) but the characters grew on me and before I knew it, I was hooked. This is actually the first book in a trilogy and the last instalment is coming out a month today, which I am overly excited to be getting my hands on :)))
I CANNOT BURN ANY OF THESE OH MY LORD!!!!!1!1!1!1!!!!
Nope. Not happening. I refuse.
Since there is no way in hell that I will be burning any of these, I’ll be rewriting two of them instead.
First up for a plot change is Winger by Andrew Smith. This is another one of those books that I really can’t tell you what I want to rewrite because spoilers, but if you’ve read it, you’ll know *weeps in corner for five straight hours*.
If you want to find out more about how I felt about Winger then check out my review of it.
Next up for a little bit of rewriting is… City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. Okay, so this might actually be a shock to you because I literally worship the Shadowhunter Chronicles as if they were a religion but there is one thing about this book that upset me so bad. Something involving our dear little Simon and a god damn greater demon. Azazel, you are one twisted son of a *****.
I’ve also written a review for CoHF which you can find hereeee.
And last but by no means least, I would definitely reread Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter is literally life, and I have been dying to reread this whole series since the last time I finished them ❤ ❤ ❤
This last round is so easy, I almost didn’t even need to think about it #truth.
Oh God, I just need to.. I.. Ugh.. I’m gonna burn Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Unfortunately, I feel like I would burn any Shakespeare book that popped up on this list because of the way in which his plays are written. Even though I actually did enjoy this story I hate having to really analyse and translate words into modern day English. So, I’m sorry WS, it’s a no from me (and Gretchen Weiners).
This next book was so meh, I need to rewrite it. The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss is one of those books that you read super quickly and then forget about five minutes later, it just doesn’t really have any impact on you. Well, that’s how I felt after finishing this anyway, even though this book covers quite a serious topic. I’d rewrite this to make the plot more interesting – maybe make Pearl actually date that guy from next door? I don’t know? Make it more emotionally harrowing for the reader? It definitely needs something.
And the last book in this round is Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, which is obviously the one I’d reread! Twilight was the first series I truly fell in love with and was majorly obsessed with, I even read it before Harry Potter. This book will always have a special place in my heart, haters need to back off ❤
Aw, I loved doing this tag so much! It was super fun comparing these books and putting them up against each other. But do you agree with me, or are there some things you’d change from my answers??
I’d like to tag these lovely bloggers to also take part in this fun little challenge:
- Fatima @ Fafa’s Book Corner
- Shannon @ shannonmccrackenx
- Lilly @ Lilly’s Book World
- Nivedita @ The Book Loving Nerd
- Lunette @ thebooksread
- Jessica @ A Court of Books
- Arielle @ The Ultimate Book Blog
Thanks for reading,