Burn Rewrite Reread

 

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Happy Sunday! So I’ve been having a super lazy day (mainly cos I’m ill in bed) and thought it might be fun to play a game while I lounge about. I was tagged by three absolutely awesome bloggers: The Bookish Underdog, Rose Read Blog, Carrianne’s Cuppa ‘n Critiques. Ever since I first saw this one I’ve been in equal measure excited and nervous to do it- so let’s get started before I chicken out…

Rules:

  • Randomly choose 3 books (Tip: Use the “Sort > Random” option on your Goodreads’ Read shelf- or you can just make my mistake, waste time writing loads of titles on bits of paper and pick them at random).
  • For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread
  • Repeat until you completed three rounds (or 9 in my case, cos I didn’t read the rules before starting).

Round 1

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burn

The Bronze HorsemanGosh I hate this book and would happily burn it- if you wanna know why, you can read my review here.

rewrite

The Accident SeasonI wasn’t totally impressed with this and definitely thought there was room for improvement.

Reread

I Capture the CastleI *love* this book- I’d happily reread it any day!

So far so good…

Round 2

wise mans fear ps i still love jude

burn

Wise Man’s Fear- it’s no secret that I hated the direction this series took- it felt so self-indulgent and boring.

rewrite

PS I Still Love You– I really like this duology, but the sequel was a bit of a letdown and could’ve been better. I would definitely like to change who she ends up with in this for starters.

Reread

Jude– let’s be honest, I have no desire to reread this book- but that’s because it’s so good that once was enough.

Round 3

girl of fire and thorns thirteen reasons shadow of wind

burn

Girl of Fire and Thorns– I don’t actually think this book deserves to be burned, but I can’t see enough good in it to warrant a rewrite.

rewrite

13 Reasons Why– personally, I actually think this is a worse book than Girl of Fire and Thorns, but the idea is good and could be redeemed in a rewrite.

Reread

Shadow of the Wind– gosh- I love this book!!

This is going too well….

Round 4

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burn

As I Lay Dying– die you mother-effer!

rewrite

Eye of the World. Let’s face it, I’d happily burn this one too. Still I’ll settle for rewriting it- although it already feels like a bad rewrite of Tolkein.

Reread

Throne of Glass. Reread! No questions asked!

Round 5

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burn

The Fault in Our Stars. It’s no secret that I didn’t like this book- and since there’s no way I could burn the other two books in this selection….

rewrite

We Were Liars. Oh no!! I don’t want to do this at all- cos one of the best things about this is the way it’s written- but then let’s face it, the one I’m gonna reread is…

Reread

Emma. Because even though I reread this recently, I could happily reread this again. And again. And again.

Round 6

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burn

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. This book totally deserves it #SorryNotSorry

rewrite

Divergent. Yeah- this should be rewritten before to resemble a better YA dystopia (like the Hunger Games) or a better way of characterising teens into groups (like Harry Potter)- oh wait, it’s already been done before- my bad.

Reread

Snow Like Ashes. I don’t especially want to reread this, but I suppose it wouldn’t be much of a chore and maybe I’ll like it better the second time round?

Round 7

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burn

Bone Season. I don’t know why this was called “the next Harry Potter” (I feel like every time I’ve heard that description it’s only ever been for books that definitely *will not* be the next Harry Potter). It’s awfully confused, boring and just plain weird. Basically it’s only good for kindling.

rewrite

Red Queen. This book was good, but by no means perfect- there’s definitely room for improvement.

Reread

Vicious. I would happily reread this- it’s been a pretty easy round 🙂

Round 8

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Gah- I don’t like any of these!

burn

Fifty Shades. I could easily burn this and feel no remorse.

rewrite

Statistical Probability- to be honest there’s not much to save in this book.

Reread

Steelheart– I put this in the mix with the full intention of it being a rewrite and now I’m stuck rereading it. 

Round 9

harry potter carry on young elites

Nooooo! This is literally a nightmare!!

burn

The Young Elites– ughh I really don’t want to do this but I have no choice… *sobs*

rewrite

Harry Potter? Ok before the lynch mob comes after me- I’d only rewrite the bit in number 5 when Sirius dies- cos it didn’t actually specify which Harry Potter… (god the lynch mob is coming for me in the comments aren’t they?)

Reread

Carry On- I love this book- there’s no way I could hurt it in any way! Although it wouldn’t actually exist without Harry Potter- ah I wanna change my answer and reread Harry Potter too- this is just the worst!

Okay, this has gotten way out of hand- time to stop!

I tag:

Embuhlee

Zezee

Codie

Cat

Marie

Brigitte

Ok, I’m sure plenty of you have a lot to say after that- I dread to say this- but what did you think of my choices? Do you want to shoot me for some of them? Let me know in the comments below!

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35 thoughts on “Burn Rewrite Reread

  1. samfalston says:

    The Wise Man’s Fear – agreed! Either a burn or a rewrite. Kvothe annoys me to no end in that book and the romance just drags on and on.
    Divergent and Red Queen – agreed. So much potential with the concepts, just poor execution and lacklustre world building.
    I loved Throne of Glass as well. I think the only thing I disagree with you about is Carry On, I really couldn’t get into it.

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      Yeah definitely! I loved that character after the first book, but did a complete uturn after all the weird romance and super macho “I’m so good at everything” plot- I didn’t like it at all :/ yeah exactly!
      Ahh well, that book is like the love of my life, so I really couldn’t bear to do it any harm! I know a lot of people won’t agree with me on that one- which is fair enough!

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  2. alilovesbooks says:

    I’m scared to admit this but I actually quite liked Captain Corelli. There were big chunks I skimmed but other bits I loved. Was very interested in round 7 as I’ve been trying to decide which of the three to read. I’m thinking Vicious might be the way to go 🙂

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      haha why would you be scared to tell me that? that’s fine by me! You’re free to like whatever you want 🙂 I wasn’t a fan cos it bored me and I didn’t like De Berniere’s style- but if if it did it for you, then that’s great! Vicious is definitely the way to go!

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      haha I didn’t even acknowledge people might be annoyed by that one cos in a brief moment I forgot how popular it is- whoops! Yeah definitely! I thought in the end the twist was executed well, but too much of it was repetitive and unoriginal like you said :/

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  3. hiraethforthepages says:

    Many books to add to TBR now *wink wink* I agree with the Bronze Horseman (guess who is going to read a review of it after this comment 😉 ), I was SO EXCITED to read it and then I was reading it and I got sad and so I didn’t finish it. And ALSO agree with rereading Throne of Glass because that book is so great AND EMPIRE OF STORMS IS COMING – CONFETTI ITS A PARADE.

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      haaha thanks! I look forward to seeing what you think! I know right- I loved the idea and the title and I couldn’t wait to read something set in that era- and then when I finally got to it, it just fell flat. Ahhhh I know!!!! I am literally so excited!!! (*basks in confetti parade*)

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