Book Tag, Books

The Burn, Rewrite, Reread Tag

Lately, I’ve been in the mood to write some more book tags, so you may sense my excitement when Danielle from Life of a Literary Nerd tagged me to do the Burn, Rewrite, Reread Tag!

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How to:

  • Randomly choose three read books (most people who have done the tag randomize their “read” shelf on Goodreads—go to sort > Random)
  • Choose one book to kill, one book to rewrite, and one book to reread

Round 1:

Burn: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. I had to read this for English class in high school and while I wrote a paper and gave a presentation all about love and symbolism, it was one of my least favorite high schools reads.

Rewrite: Vicious by V.E. Schwab – IT’S FATE I TELL YOU. Frankly, the only reason I would rewrite this book would be to make it even LONGER so I could have more time with Victor and Mitch and Dol and just everyone.

Reread: The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson. The 13 Little Blue Envelopes series was one of the first young-adult series that I ever read and loved, so I hold both books close to my heart. In The Last Little Blue Envelope, Ginny continues her journey around Europe inspired by letters from her aunt. 

Round 2:

Burn: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. One of my more unpopular opinions, The Raven Boys was one of my least favorite reads of 2016. I had trouble following the story, as I often found the plot slow-moving and confusing and I couldn’t connect with any of the characters. 

Rewrite: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. I love all of the books in The Hunger Games trilogy, but Catching Fire was my least favorite read (even though it was my favorite movie out of the four). While I enjoyed the premise, I felt like it took forever to get back into the Games.

Reread: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour was my first Morgan Matson book  and like many, I absolutely loved it. Another perfect summer contemporary read!

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Round 3:

Burn: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. While I enjoyed It Ends With Us, I’ve become disenchanted with a lot of Colleen Hoover’s work. 

Rewrite: Wayfarer by Alexandra BrackenIf I rewrote Wayfarer, I would add in more chapters from Etta’s perspective and some chapters told from the side characters, such as Sophia and Lin. I would possibly take out Nicholas’s chapters, as I really wasn’t interested in his perspective. 

Reread: The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5) by Rick Riordan. I really enjoyed reading the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series back in 2015 and I wouldn’t mind any of the books, like The Last Olympian, before diving into The Trials of Apollo (At this moment in time, I don’t have much interest in picking up The Heroes of Olympus series). 

Round 4:

Burn: Thirty Sunsets by Christine Hurley Deriso. I don’t really remember reading this book too much, and I think it was a pretty plain summer contemporary.

Rewrite: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Again, another book that I would rewrite only to make LONGER so I could have more time with this fascinating story

Reread: A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy MassA Mango-Shaped Space was part of required summer reading in middle school, and I just love this book so much (it’s probably one of my most reread novels). 

Time for tagging! I tag Ashna from Stories & Snaps and Annike and Zoë from Twin Tales, and of course, anyone who wants to do the Burn, Reread, Rewrite Tag!

Once I do a book tag, I just want to do even more! Let me know about some other book tags in the comments!

Book Tag, Books

A To Z Bookish Survey

 

 

Hello! During stressful times (aka the school year), I try to relax by catching up on reading blog posts and watching Booktube videos. Recently, Kristin of SuperSpaceChick posted the A To Z Bookish Survey tag on her Booktube channel and I loved it so much. The tag was originally created by The Perpetual Page-Turner and I’m so happy that she created this post, it’s so much fun!

Author you’ve read the most books from: Barbara Parks. The Junie B. Jones books were a key part of my childhood.

Best Sequel Ever: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Currently Reading: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Drink of Choice While Reading: Green tea, preferably accompanied by summer and my backyard

E-reader or Physical Book? Physical book. I just can’t concentrate while reading on an e-reader, I like the feeling of holding a physical book so much more.

Fictional Charcter You Probably Would Have Dated in High School: Neville Longbottom. I think Neville is such a sweetheart, and I love the person he becomes in the last 3 books. Also, the Deathly Hallows movie Neville makes me swoon .

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance: Six of Crows b y Leigh Bardugo. Don’t be scared by the fact that you haven’t read the Grisha trilogy beforehand, like I was. You can totally read this series without ever picking up Shadow and Bone .

Hidden Gem Book: Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher. I wish more of her books were available in the US.

Important Moment in your Reading Life: Discovering Booktube. I found Booktube when I was a junior in high school and I had just made reading one of my top priorities again. Booktube has inspired me to pick up so many books and to start Fangirl Fury.

Just Finished: Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read: I’m not a huge fan of books with supernatural elements.

Longest Book You’ve Read: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Major book hangover because of: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. I still can’t take my mind of that book

Number of Bookcases You Own: 3

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Preferred Place To Read: My bedroom

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:


“ “I didn’t know someone could love me like this.” she said. “ Could love me and love me and love me without… needing space.” Lincoln wasn’t asleep. He rolled on top of her.

“There’s no air in space,” he said.”- Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. I wouldn’t call myself a huge romantic, but this is the one of many Rainbow Rowell quotes that give me all the feels.

Reading Regret:I think it’s more of a disappointment than a regret, but not having any interest in Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter books. I tried reading City of Bones in 2015, but I just couldn’t get into it and I really don’t have any interest in the world or premise.

Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in the series): To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han.

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Unapologetic Fangirl For: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others: Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas. Chaol is my favorite character in the TOG series and I’m so excited for this book because it’s centered around him.

Worst Bookish Habit: Eating while reading because I’m not very talented at not getting food in my books.

X Marks The Spot- Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell 

Your latest book purchase: A Psalm for Lost Girls by Katie Bayerl.

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that keeps you up WAY late): Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo, where my post-read feels insisted on keeping me up even later.

Have you done the A to Z Bookish Survey? Let me know in the comments below!