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Burn, Rewrite, Reread Book Tag

The lovely Shouni @ Through the Book Portal tagged me for the Burn, Rewrite, Reread book tag, which is like a literary version of Snog, Marry, Avoid, and who doesn’t love that show?

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Rules:

  • Randomly choose 3 books (Tip: Use the “Sort > Random” option on your Goodreads’ Read shelf.).
  • For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread (a lot like Kiss, Marry, Kill).
  • Repeat until you’ve completed three rounds (or six).

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Round One

Flawed The Bane Chronicles And I Darken

Burn: The Bane Chronicles by Cassie Clare

Rewrite: Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

Reread: And I Darken by Kiersten White

This was an easy choice, but only because I absolutely loved And I Darken, and Flawed had such a fascinating concept. I wouldn’t really burn The Bane Chronicles, but I did find as I was reading that it didn’t grip me like most Clare books, and I could tell it was co-written by other authors whose styles were slightly different. I still enjoyed it mostly, but out of these three it’s definitely my least favourite.

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Round Two

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao ACOMAF The Bone Season

Burn: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Rewrite: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Reread: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

OK, so this round was incredibly difficult and I feel horrible about my choices, but them’s the shakes. These are three of my favourite books ever, and I really don’t want to have to burn any of them, so I’m only choosing Oscar Wao because it’s been years since I read it and it was for Uni, but I loved every minute of it back then. A Court of Mist and Fury was my favourite book of last year, and possibly ever, it left me with the biggest book hangover I’ve ever had. So, that’s the reasoning behind my awful choices…

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Round Three

The Assassin's Blade The Fate of the Tearling Rapture.jpg

Burn: Rapture by Lauren Kate

Rewrite: The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

Reread: The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

This was a tough choice between The Assassin’s Blade and The Fate of the Tearling for reread, but ultimately I went with rewriting The Assassin’s Blade for obvious reasons if you’ve read it *no spoilers*. I think we can all agree we’d rewrite that story if we could. If you haven’t read The Queen of the Tearling series go read it now, it’s a fascinating concept, somewhere between a dystopian and a high fantasy. I won’t give too much way, but it’s another one with a huge twist I didn’t see coming, and the ending is just heart-wrenching.

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That was actually really fun, despite the traumatic image of anyone burning books. Feel free to have a go if you like the sound of this tag, it’s a great way to remind yourself of the books you’ve read. I’ll tag a few people just to get the ball rolling…

 

Lyndsey

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10 thoughts on “Burn, Rewrite, Reread Book Tag

  1. Lovely post! I’ve got The Queen of the Tearling on my shelves only because it was supposed to get a movie adaptation starring Emma Watson. Not sure if that’s still happening, but maybe I should give the book a go either way. I’m not a big YA reader, so I’m a bit worried I might hate it, but since I’ve bought it …

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  2. Ooo sorry I’m late! Thanks for doing the tag! I’ve had Queen of the Tearling on my tbr for the longest time but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. Great choices!

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