Challenge: Burn, Rewrite or Reread?

Posted April 12, 2015 by Lyn Kaye in Lyn, Tags & Surveys / 7 Comments

Megan at Adrift on Vulcan was tagged in a challenge from Lina at Every Book a World. The video for the challenge can be found here.

Basically, you choose 3 random books from your read list, and much like kill, kiss, marry, you pick which books you would burn, rewrite or reread. Just like Megan, I used a random number generator to choose books on my read list.

Let’s start!

 

 

First Round

Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt

The Day I Met Suzie by Chris Higgins

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

Burn: The Day I Met Suzie. The cover is so pretty, but the story was so unrealistic. I loved the material, but the main character got away with too much, and I really dislike it when consequences are ignored just because the MC is really SUCH a nice person.

Rewrite: Homecoming. That is one of my favorite novels. I love this novel, and it was one of my favorites from school. I suppose the only rewrite I would do is to take the story and place it into modern times. If this had happened to Dicey and family in 2015 instead of 1981, what would be different? What would be the same?

Reread: Imaginary Girls. I would love to go back and reread this book to pull every example that would support my theory about the genre of the novel (paranormal or contemporary with an unreliable narrator).

Second Round

The Little Prince by Antonie de Saint-Exupery

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Let the Right One In John Ajvide Lindqvist

Burn: Let the Right One In. The book wasn’t bad. It was just too gory for me, and it honestly scared me a bit.

Rewrite: Vampire Academy. This one was so hard to choose. It was a fun book. I suppose it just needed one more tweaking, and some of the plot could be tightened up.

Reread: The Little Prince. Just a cute story!

Third Round

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Burn: The Mermaid Chair. This book is at the bottom of my list. It is just one step above Heart of Darkness. I have a strong dislike of cheating novels for the sake of I NEED TO FIND TRUE LOVE and boredom.

Rewrite: Unspoken. I didn’t flat out hate this book, it just felt a bit too convenient at times. The humor was good, but I would have liked to see it toned down a bit during some of the serious parts.

Reread: I’ll Give You the Sun. One of my favorites from last year! Nelson is a true wordsmith!

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So, at the end of the challenge, other people are to be tagged. I seriously am the worst at tagging! Okay, so if I HAVE to do this…

1. Debby at Snuggly Oranges

2.  Anya at Dragons and Starships

3. Jessie and Danielle at Ageless Pages Reviews

4. Gillian at Writer of Wrongs

5. and the rest!

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Would you like to participate in the challenge? Are you surprised by any of the choices? Would you have picked different outcomes?

7 responses to “Challenge: Burn, Rewrite or Reread?

  1. Yessssssssss I saw this title and I was like AHHH THAT SOUNDS COOL I HOPE SHE TAGS ME and then you did and YAY. I will get on that, probably this week.

    Unfortunately of all the books on here I’ve only read Vampire Academy so THAT’s a fail, but it would be interesting if it came up for me. It would probably be rewrite or burn, depending on what other books came up. I mean, I sort of liked parts of that book, and it was entertaining I guess, but it could have been stronger. After book 3, the entire series is a mess imo, so books 4-6 would be burned no matter what. *cough* I’m not bitter. Nope.
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    • Let The Right One In did get made into a movie in the USA and Sweden. The Swedish movie is hella scary!!

      The Little Prince is a book that you have to read a few times to really let it sink in. I need to read it again this year. It is just so poetic and beautiful.
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