Lately, I’ve been in the mood to write some more book tags, so you may sense my excitement when Danielle from Life of a Literary Nerd tagged me to do the Burn, Rewrite, Reread Tag!
- Randomly choose three read books (most people who have done the tag randomize their “read” shelf on Goodreads—go to sort > Random)
- Choose one book to kill, one book to rewrite, and one book to reread
Burn: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. I had to read this for English class in high school and while I wrote a paper and gave a presentation all about love and symbolism, it was one of my least favorite high schools reads.
Rewrite: Vicious by V.E. Schwab – IT’S FATE I TELL YOU. Frankly, the only reason I would rewrite this book would be to make it even LONGER so I could have more time with Victor and Mitch and Dol and just everyone.
Reread: The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson. The 13 Little Blue Envelopes series was one of the first young-adult series that I ever read and loved, so I hold both books close to my heart. In The Last Little Blue Envelope, Ginny continues her journey around Europe inspired by letters from her aunt.
Burn: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. One of my more unpopular opinions, The Raven Boys was one of my least favorite reads of 2016. I had trouble following the story, as I often found the plot slow-moving and confusing and I couldn’t connect with any of the characters.
Rewrite: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. I love all of the books in The Hunger Games trilogy, but Catching Fire was my least favorite read (even though it was my favorite movie out of the four). While I enjoyed the premise, I felt like it took forever to get back into the Games.
Reread: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour was my first Morgan Matson book and like many, I absolutely loved it. Another perfect summer contemporary read!
Burn: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. While I enjoyed It Ends With Us, I’ve become disenchanted with a lot of Colleen Hoover’s work.
Rewrite: Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken. If I rewrote Wayfarer, I would add in more chapters from Etta’s perspective and some chapters told from the side characters, such as Sophia and Lin. I would possibly take out Nicholas’s chapters, as I really wasn’t interested in his perspective.
Reread: The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5) by Rick Riordan. I really enjoyed reading the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series back in 2015 and I wouldn’t mind any of the books, like The Last Olympian, before diving into The Trials of Apollo (At this moment in time, I don’t have much interest in picking up The Heroes of Olympus series).
Burn: Thirty Sunsets by Christine Hurley Deriso. I don’t really remember reading this book too much, and I think it was a pretty plain summer contemporary.
Rewrite: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Again, another book that I would rewrite only to make LONGER so I could have more time with this fascinating story
Reread: A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass. A Mango-Shaped Space was part of required summer reading in middle school, and I just love this book so much (it’s probably one of my most reread novels).
Once I do a book tag, I just want to do even more! Let me know about some other book tags in the comments!