I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do this but I’ve seen it flying around the community and figured I’d try it out!
- 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 completed three rounds (or six).
Burn: City of Glass —> Before you go all BUT THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS IS SACRED, let me tell you, I can’t even remember what happens in City of Glass. I remember what happened across the series in general, and I’m sure I loved it at the time, but I clearly enjoy enough other things now to the point where I lost the brain space for this one.
Rewrite: Northanger Abbey —> This is quite possibly the funniest thing Jane Austen wrote, but it would be interesting to update the story into one that is a bit more accessible to readers today.
Reread: The False Prince —> I loved this book so much! It was surprising, especially for a middle grade level book, it really read more like YA at a lot of points in the plot. I’d definitely recommend it!
Burn: The Fault in Our Stars —> !!! This was hard. I really liked this book, but all the hype has just ruined it for me.
Rewrite: Seraphina —> I loved this book until the ending, so a rewrite is definitely in the cards.
Reread: Beautiful Creatures —> Bet you weren’t expecting that, huh? I have vivid memories of reading this book on the beach for like six hour straight. It’s so different from the usual YA fantasy I’d been reading at the time, so I loved it.
Burn: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof —> I had to read this for a class a few years ago, and it wasn’t bad, but I mean, it’s a play. I’d rather go see it.
Rewrite: Ship Breaker —> This book wasn’t a bad story, but I do think that it could’ve been written better. Maybe not by me, but you know, someone.
Reread: Artemis Fowl —> Artemis Fowl will always have a special place in my heart. It’s one of those *fond childhood memory* books.
Burn: Frankenstein —> This is probably English major blasphemy or something considering its legacy but out of the three of these, this is the one I would miss the least…
Rewrite: Maus —> If I had to, I think it would be interesting to rewrite Maus into prose rather than the graphic novel that it is. It’d be fascinating to see what the story gained/lost.
Reread: To Kill A Mockingbird —> This is the book that got me interested in reading. Enough said.
Burn: Changeling —> Terrible. Just terrible. The summary makes this book sound so cool, but it’s honestly a wonder I didn’t DNF it.
Rewrite: The Outsiders —> I love this book, but it could do with some rewrites.
Reread: The Perks of Being A Wallflower —> I LOVE this book. I read it at exactly the right time in my life.
Side note: Um. Do all my favourite books coincide with fond memories? I’m seeing a pattern here…
And that’s all! I’ve decided to cap it at five because that’s a nice, odd number. Have you read any of these books? Would you hop into the fire to save any of the ones I burned?