Burn, Reread, Rewrite Tag

Hi all !   I decided to do something a bit fun today and do the Burn, Reread and Rewrite tag/challenge. I have seen a lot of people do this, mostly on YouTube but in blogs too and I’ve decided to finally do it myself.

I got people on twitter to give me some random numbers, then found those numbers on my Goodreads read shelf. That is where all the books I’m talking about came from today.


Round 1:
The Bane Chronicles VS Sapiens VS Life of Pi

Reread: I would reread Life of Pi for this one. I’ve seen this movie a few times and really love the story, and it’s one where I pull new things out of it every time I read it.

Rewrite: I would rewrite The Bane Chronicles. I actually dislike this book a lot but I feel I could rewrite it and really like it a lot more.

Burn: That means I’m burning Sapiens. I lovee Sapiens so much, but I wouldn’t reread it because it’s so long and I wouldn’t know what to rewrite about it, so it must be burnt.


Round 2:
The Kiss of Deception VS Will Grayson, Will Grayson VS Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

This one is SO hard. I feel like all these books are kinda eh forgettable books for me.

Reread: I would reread Will Grayson, Will Grayson. This was hard but I feel it’s the one I remember least so it might be cool to reread it and remember what it’s actually about.

Rewrite: I would rewrite Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals are and make it longer, to be honest. I’d also include more examples and go more into the science of animal cognition.

Burn: That means I’m burning The Kiss of Deception. This isn’t a bad book but I didn’t love it either. I feel like I wouldn’t miss it at all if it were gone.


Round 3:
The Gallery of Unfinished Girls VS Red Queen VS The Well of Ascension

Reread: I would easily reread The Well of Ascension. I love this book so much, it’s such an epic fantasy series and I think I could pull even more out of it on a second read.

Rewrite: I would rewrite The Gallery of Unfinished Girls. This is a cute book but I would rewrite it as a straight contemporary with fewer fabulism elements.

Burn: RED QUEEN. EASILY. One of my most hated books I would not miss her at all.


Round 4:
Passing VS Turtles All the Way Down VS The Invention of Hugo Cabret 

HUGO CABRET. This is one of my favourite stories ever I love it so much. It’s such a beautiful book as well with all the moving images and illustrations. Also, the movie makes me cry.

Rewrite: I would rewrite Passing! This is a Harlem Renaissance queer classic, but I would rewrite it to have less subtext because while classics authors nail subtext, sometimes you want Want the Content.

Burn: Turtles All the Way Down. Which I actually feel bad about, because I enjoyed the book. But not as much as the others.


Round 5:
Shatter Me VS The Chamber of Secrets VS The Rose Society

The Rose Society! One of my all time favourite books and the best in the entire Young Elites trilogy, in my opinion. Dark!Adelina in this book is iconic and we stan her.

Rewrite: I thought this should be reread since I do reread Harry Potter a lot BUT, I do think I would rewrite this and make the beginning shorter. I hate the whole build-up to being at Hogwarts in this book it takes forever.

Burn: Shatter Me has to go. I thought the book was okay but it doesn’t stack up against these two which are both ultimate faves.


That is all for today! I thought this was fun and might do a part two with different sets of books for the rounds another time. Would you have made the same choices as me?

until next time!

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