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