Hey everyone! Today I’m doing something fun. I’ve seen a lot of people do a Re-read, Re-write or Burn post and I think they’re really fun. To spice it up, I’m going to attempt it with my favourite books from the last couple of years. The idea I got from a video Merphy Napier did not so long ago. I’ve written down every book I gave five stars on Goodreads when I read them. I did leave out some books I’ve totally fallen out of love with. I’m blindly picking three books in each round and then I decide what I want to do. So without further ado, let’s get into it! I have a feeling this is going to be a wild ride!
Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh // A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas // The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Okay so, I’m starting off not too hard. I’m definitely burning A Court of Mist and Fury. (How scandalous!) I was obsessed with this book when I read it, but the further I distance myself from it, the more I see just how problematic it is and the less I stand behind it. So, LET IT BURN!
I’m re-writing The Blood of Olympus. I really liked it, but I think the ending could have been a bit less clean. It would be minor changes though.
That means I’m re-reading Blue is the Warmest Color. This book really hit me and I would be happy to re-read it!
Kids of Appetite by David Arnold // Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia // The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
This is where it gets hard. I’m definitely going to re-read Kids of Appetite. I adore that book and I wouldn’t / couldn’t change it.
But that means I have to burn either Eliza and her Monsters or the Hammer of Thor. What do I do???? I consulted my Goodreads reviews and I have decided to burn the Hammer of Thor. Rick Riordan’s book are quite similar, so I could just read another one, right???
I’m re-writing Eliza and her Monsters. I think I would change her relationship with her family in the beginning of the book.
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry // The Book Thief by Markus Zusak // We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Remind me again why I did this to myself? These are all books that I love and so many others do too. Let’s just get this round over with.
I’m re-writing The Little Prince. I have no idea what I would change about it, but I’m just not burning it. It has a special place in my heart.
I’m burning The Book Thief. Nooooo! I’m sorry! I don’t want to burn it either. It’s just my least favourite from the three. I needed some time to get into it.
That means I’m re-reading We Should All Be Feminists. This tiny book is so amazing and I think every one should read it!
Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabi Rivera // Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater // Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
I’m re-reading Juliet Takes a Breath because I adored that. I underlined so many parts of it and I wouldn’t change it!
When I read Ignite Me I enjoyed it more than I enjoyed Blue Lily, Lily Blue when I read that. However, I don’t really care about Ignite Me anymore so that can buuuuuuuurn. I’m thus re-writing Blue Lily, Lily Blue.
Warcross by Marie Lu // A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness // The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
I’m going to re-read A Monster Calls. That was such a hard-hitting and heart-breaking book.
As for the other two, I don’t know what to do! I loved them equally. I think I’m going to burn The Sun is Also a Star, because there are more similar books I could read. I’m re-writing Warcross. I would make the romance a little less insta-love-y, I think. I wouldn’t know how though.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas // Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard // Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Fieuw, an easier one. I’m re-reading The Hate U Give, because it is amazing. I’m re-writing Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls and I’m burning Red Queen. I loved the latter when I read it, but it’s the worst of the three and I definitely don’t care about it anymore. LET IT BUUUUUUUUUUUURN!
I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson // Scarlet by Marissa Meyer // The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
Oh no. OH NO. What have I done to myself? I love all three of these. I don’t want them to burn. I have to decide though.
I’m re-writing I’ll Give You The Sun. It’s a bit slow in the beginning, so I’d try to fix that. That means I have to burn either Scarlet or The Japanese Lover….
I’m re-reading Scarlet. I simply adore The Lunar Chronicles and I couldn’t burn it. It was #1 book (series) of 2017!
So, I have to burn The Japanese Lover. Why???? I want to forget I ever did that.
How to Be a Bawse by Lilly Singh // The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins // The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I absolutely ADORE The Hunger Games. It’s also the series that got me into YA. I have to re-read it!
I’m re-writing The Fault in Our Stars. I read this at a time when I needed it. It helped me cope with the loss of my grandmother who died of cancer. It’s the first book I remember that made me sob.
Then I have to burn How to be a Bawse. I enjoyed this book a lot, but it doesn’t hold that kind of a personal connection. It has to burn.
Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli // Winter by Marissa Meyer // The Selection by Kiera Cass
This is already the last round! The burn one is easy, it’s definitely The Selection. I ate this series up, but really, it’s not THAT good. LET IT BUUUUUUUUUURN!
As for the other two, I’m finding it hard to decide which one I want to re-write. I think I’ll go for Winter. There are some minor changes to be made.
I’m re-reading Simon Vs. I love that book and I’ve already re-read it a lot!
That’s it for this post. I hope you had some fun reading it. Thanks for doing so! See you next time!