Burn, Rewrite, Reread Tag

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).

Round One

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!

Round Two

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.

Round Three

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.

Round Four

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.

Round Five

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?

Happy Thursday!




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9 thoughts on “Burn, Rewrite, Reread Tag

  1. Omg yes! Agree with you on most of these! To Kill A Mockingbird and The Perks of being a Wallflower are two of my favourite books ever so that probably makes me a little biased haha! Completely agree with TFOIS too – I did like it but the hype for me has totally destroyed it 😥

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    1. Oh I’m glad you said that! I was nervous to say I’d ‘burn’ TFIOS but it’s good to know there are others that agree with me! And also good to know there’s a common love for Perks and TKAMB 😄


  2. Yes! I’m with you on rereading To Kill a Mockingbird and the Perks of Being a Wallflower all the way!! The Fault in Our Stars is a weird book. Good but not great but at the same time really memorable and forgettable. I’m not making sense but ah. Really fun tag!

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