This tag sounds like so much fun! Thank you so much to The Sassy Book Geek for tagging me. I started to do this tag based on books I loved, but I couldn’t. There are no books I love that I’d want to burn.
I’m using the Goodreads tip below. I’d rather it be truly random, from ALL books I’ve read. The good and the bad.
- 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).
Burn: Enid’s Story by Francine Pascal
It was weird to see this pop up after I sorted at random. I was obsessed with this series when I was a preteen. Burning this one is a bit sad, it’s like burning my youth. Unfortunately it just doesn’t hold a candle to books I’ve read as an adult. Sorry Enid. You’re outta here.
Rewrite: Highlander Most Wanted by Maya Banks
I actually really love Maya Banks historical romance series. I did only give it 3 stars though, so while I can’t remember right now, I’m sure there were things I would have changed. Three stars means I’d like to rewrite, probably.
Reread: Blackout by Mira Grant
I wouldn’t mind finding the time to reread this entire series. To date, it’s my all time favorite Zombie story… mostly because it wasn’t really about Zombies at all.
Burn: The Forbiden Game by LJ Smith
Just like Enid’s Story, this is another one that I read when I was a preteen. I actually LOVED this author, and if my random selection had given me Secret Circle or Vampire Diaries my answer might be different. In this case, The Forbidden Game was probably my least favorite. So, burn baby, burn.
Rewrite: Hate is Such a Strong Word by Sarah Ayoub
I fell in love with the premise of this book. I’m all about reading diverse, but this one missed the mark. I didn’t connect with any of the characters, or the plot. I feel like this could be so much better if it was rewritten. I’m not sure I’m up to the task, but I’m sure someone out there is.
Reread: The Understatement of the Year by Sarina Bowen
True story, I actually plan to reread this soon (in audio). I love Sarina Bowen, and I particularly love her M/M. I can’t wait to dive back in.
Burn: Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer
I wish I could unread this series. (To Twilight fans out there – Don’t hate me!)
Rewrite: Seeds of Yesterday by VC Andrews
I don’t actually remember anything that happened in this fourth book. I remember it was about Crissy, Cathy’s daughter. I have no idea what happens though. Funny how that doesn’t make me want to reread it.
Reread: Lover Awakened by JR Ward
I love Black Dagger Brotherhood. I especially loved the first 5 books. I could reread these over and over and not get sick of them. They kick Twilight’s butt! (Just sayin!)
Burn: Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia
I loved this book when I first read it. I wrote a glowing review. Then I found out that it started as a Twilight fanfiction. I have no problem with writing fanfiction. I understand why it’s fun, to write and to read. I just don’t like being hoodwinked. I feel hoodwinked. Once I found out all I could see were similarities. It completely ruined the book for me. I haven’t changed my review, since that was how I felt at the time, but I got rid of my print copy and I would never ever reread it.
Rewrite: Donners of the Dead by Karina Halle
I loved the premise of this book, and I was really really looking forward to reading it. It could have been epic. Instead it was flat. The characters didn’t stand out and the plot was mediocre. It seriously needs a rewrite.
Reread: Pansies by Alexis Hall
I know I only gave this 3 stars, but I actually really liked it. I liked both of the characters, and I liked the way they worked for their relationship. I would definitely reread this one if the timing was good.
Burn: Road to Nowhere by Christopher Pike
This one hurts a little. I’m pretty protective of my Christopher Pike books, and even if I don’t particularly remember much about this one, I still would refuse to let anyone burn it. If only it weren’t going up against these two.
Rewrite: Disasterology 101 by Taylor V Donovan
See above. The only reason Disasterology 101 is ‘rewrite’ is because PsyCop is in the running. I could probably find something to rewrite in this one. I’ll have to, because I’m not changing one word in Body and Soul.
Reread: Body and Soul by Jordan Castillo Price
Vic is my kindred spirit. I wouldn’t change a thing about him, or about this story, and I just finished a reread and I’m thinking about starting it over. This series is fecking brilliant.
Burn: Armada by Ernest Cline
I actually really liked this book, but of the three I’ve got to let it go. I kinda think that’s a surprising answer. I thought I’d pick Carnal Innocence to burn. I’ve surprised myself.
Rewrite: Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts
Nora Roberts is so generic to me. She’s good, don’t get me wrong, but I feel like her books fit the same outline every time. Carnal Innocence is no exception. It did have Tucker though, and I loved Tucker. That saved it from the burn pile, because I think a rewrite could fix all the issues and I’d get to keep sweet, laid back Tucker.
Reread: Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancy
I love the Monstrumologist series. Curse of the Wendigo was my favorite. It’s my only foray into Gothic Horror, and it’s so amazing that I haven’t been tempted by another. I should plan a reread soon.
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