Burn, Rewrite, or Reread

Posted June 11, 2015 / Personal / Information / Etc. / 16 Comments

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I’ve seen this tag floating around and thought it looked fun! I decided to do 5 rounds with 3 books per round. You use a random number generator to pick the books off of your Goodreads “read” shelf. For each round, you compare the three books: which would you burn? which would you rewrite? and which would you reread? It’s like a bookish version of Kill, Bang, Marry 😉

Round 1

L.A. Candy (L.A. Candy, #1)Reckless (It Girl, #3)The Distance Between Us

BURN | L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad | There’s nothing too bad about this book, but it’s probably my least favorite of the three, at least! I don’t remember being overly impressed with it (and that’s probably why I never got around to finishing the series. Oh well.

REWRITE | Reckless (It Girl #3) by Cecily von Ziegesar | I actually really enjoyed Gossip Girl and its spin-off, It Girl. I don’t remember much about it but I do remember liking it a bit. Like most books in a long series, there was a love triangle. Maybe I’d rewrite that part? I don’t remember! I just know I’d rather keep this one around than L.A. Candy.

REREAD | The Distance Between Us by Kasie West | NO-BRAINER. I absolutely loved this book and will definitely reread it at some point. Kasie West is definitely an auto-buy for me and this was the first book of hers I read. Much love. | Review 

Round 2

A Rose for MelindaThere's Cake in My FutureThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer

BURN | A Rose for Melinda by Lurlene McDaniel | Another kind of easy one. I feel bad, because this book was SO SAD for preteen-Lauren… but that’s literally all I remember. Her books are absolutely killer on the emotions. I still have this one somewhere in my childhood bedroom and could not get through rereading it now, I’m sure.

REWRITE | There’s Cake in my Future by Kim Gruenfelder | I liked this book but there definitely were a few things I could rewrite. The characters were interesting enough to follow through their daily lives; I just felt like they could definitely have been more developed. I liked them, but just needed a bit more about their actual personalities. | Review

REREADThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer  by Mark Twain | There’s really no way to burn or rewrite a classic! I also would like to revisit this one again someday. I read it for school in 7th grade and probably didn’t appreciate it as much as I could have. Overall, I’m sure I liked it, but it would be nice to reread some classics.

Round 3

The Last Summer (of You and Me)Spring BreakTall Cool One (A-List, #4)

BURN | The Last Summer (of You and Me) by Ann Brashares | My coworker decided to read this one recently and I remember telling her I wanted to read it at some point. I went on Goodreads and found out I had already read it… whoops. I guess that goes to show how memorable it was.

REWRITE | Spring Break (Summer #2) by Katherine Applegate | I binged this series right before I started my blog and overall had positive feelings. It was a little young and immature for me at times, but I did enjoy it overall! I can’t think of anything specific that I would rewrite; I might just change the voice a little or make it more mature? (This book was published after Tan Lines, even though it takes place before Tan Lines – that’s why I put it at #2. I read them in plot order, not publication order.)

REREAD | Tall Cool One (The A-List #4) by Zoey Dean | I read this back in my high school days. I loved books with mean or famous or rich main characters, so this one fell right into those series-binges that I did. I liked this whole series and would consider reading them again someday. They’d be super quick reads.

Round 4

Change of HeartThe Beginning of EverythingThe Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #7)

BURN | Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult | It’s been a LONG time since I’ve read a Jodi Picoult book and, to be honest, they’ve all blended together. I don’t remember much of anything about this book. I think I liked it though? Because I never read a book by her that I DIDN’T like. I think this is definitely the book I’d miss less than the other three here… plus she has a million other books out that I could read 😉

REWRITE | The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider | I actually loved this one, but maybe would have changed some stuff around the end? I’m also just not sure if it’s reread-worthy. I didn’t like the main love interest, Cassidy, but loved the narrator and main character, Ezra. | Review

REREAD | The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events #7) by Lemony Snicket | I would gladly read this series again! It’s been so long since I’ve been in their world. I hope sometime within the next few years I can track these down on audio or something.

Round 5

Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades, #2)Gossip Girl 11Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)

BURN | Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades of Grey #2) by E.L. James | HAHAHAHAHA do I have to explain this? This is the number one book series that I would burn if I could. Like, actually burn. This is the worst ever ever ever and I don’t even want to talk about it.

REWRITE | Don’t You Forget about Me (Gossip Girl #11) by Cecily von Ziegesar | Again, I really liked this series when I read it. By the 11th book, things were definitely dragging out a bit. I would probably reread this series someday but I think it deserves a rewrite more than a reread in general. This is my favorite cover in the series, though!

REREAD | Where She Went (I Stay #2) by Gayle Forman| Eeeep. I actually liked this one better than If I Stay, so I definitely wouldn’t burn or rewrite it. I could see myself reading this duology again at some point, but not too soon. I absolutely love Gayle’s writing. Maybe revisiting these two books would give me more of an appreciation for the first book? We’ll see! | Review

I tag anyone who wants to participate! This was a lot of fun.

16 responses to “Burn, Rewrite, or Reread

  1. This post was fun to read! I’m getting the Distance Between Us from the library soon so I’m excited that it was on your re-read list! It looks like it would be hard to decide which books go in which category (even though they’re generated), but definitely fifty shades in the burn lol.

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  2. I agree with you on two of these because I haven’t read the other books. lol

    I read L.A. Candy, and I wasn’t impressed either. I just felt like it was an exact repeat of everything that happened on The Hills. I own the rest of the books, but I think I’m going to try to sell them.

    I’d also reread Where She Went. I just thought that book was beautifully written, and I loved that it was from Adam’s perspective. It was just pure magic.

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  3. So funny! I might have to try this and see what comes up … and yeah, you do NOT need to explain FSOG. I still can’t believe I read that one. It was so terrible! I think I might need to reread The Distance Between Us, too … I read it first during the first few weeks after my son was born and I can’t even remember it now!

  4. This is a fun feature! I love Kasie West and could re-read all of her books! I remember Lurlene McDaniel books. Those are tear jerkers to say the least. I can’t really say I judge books always based on how memorable they are since I can barely remember what books I read last week! I used to re-read books by accident before I started using goodreads. Great post!

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  5. I think I have only “read” two of these books. Where She Went, such a lovely book and I really enjoyed Adam’s point of view. Andddd well, technically I did not read Fifty Shades Darker but I did read the story when it was fanfiction sooooooo. Yeah, I don’t want to talk about it. I am way more aware of things so I woul 100000% burn it too!

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