You know that game, “Kiss, Marry, Kill,” in which someone gives you the names of three guys (or girls) and you have to choose which ones you’d kiss, marry, or kill? Ever wondered what that game might be like played with books? Apparently, some creative book lover did because super duper, book-lovin’ Rae @ Bookmark Chronicles tagged me to play “Burn, Rewrite, Reread.”
Ooo, that sounds like fun, I thought.
But then I had to make the choices.
And it was really, really hard.
- Randomly choose 3 books you’ve read. (Use the ‘random’ option on your Goodreads “read” shelf.*)
- For each group of three books, decide which book you’d burn, rewrite, or reread. (A lot like “Kiss, Marry, Kill.”)
- Repeat until you complete three rounds (or five) 🙂
BURN: 17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma. I had high hopes for this book. That is all.
REWRITE: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I actually liked We Were Liars, but according to the mixed reviews it’s kind of a love-it or hate-it read, so maybe a little rewrite would be in order.:)
REREAD: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Redemption? Fantasy travels through past, present, and future? I will read or watch any, repeat, any version or retelling of this classic tale.
BURN: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver. Burn a book by one of my favorite authors? How did this happen?!
REWRITE: The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black. I enjoyed the story but wouldn’t have minded if the fantasy factor were kicked up a notch or two (more fae, please!) And the “dark” part could have been even more deliciously dark.
REREAD: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. As M.C. Hammer once said, “Can’t touch this.”
BURN: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. The graphics were somewhat entertaining, but the story needed more substance. Probably perfect for a reluctant reader.
REWRITE: The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The only reason I would choose to rewrite this classic is to make the language a tad bit more accessible to modern readers so more people can read and appreciate the powerful story and amazing protagonist as much as I do! Note to publishers (because obviously so many of them read this blog *clears throat*): please release a new edition with a not-hideous cover that does this story justice!
REREAD: Wool by Hugh Howey. This book ran a little long, so I almost put it in the “rewrite” category, but the story never dragged, so I suppose it was exactly as long as it needed to be. Interesting story.
Whew, now it’s someone else’s turn to “burn” and “rewrite” some of their book babies. Good luck!
I Tag. . .
(Note: If you’ve already done this tag or are otherwise inundated, please don’t feel obligated. Also, if your name isn’t on the list but you really want to play “Burn, Write, Reread,” consider yourself tagged!)
Brittany @ The Grisha Lieutenant
Lila @ The Bookkeeper’s Secrets
Jesalin @ –Blogging Everything Beautiful–
Rebecca R. Vincent
Beth @ Betwixt these Pages
Sabrina Marsi Books
Astra @ A Stranger’s Guide to Novels
Michelle, Books and Movies Addict
Melanie Noelle Bernard
Frances Sims-Williams @ Nightjar’s Jar of Books
*To display a random list of books you’ve read, go to Goodreads and:
- Click on “my books.”
- On the left side of screen below bookshelves, click “read.”
- At the bottom of the screen in the “sort” box, choose “random.”
- Choose the first three books.
- Have fun!