Oooo goody, a chance for me to have an unpopular opinion! Yay!!!
So I saw this tag on Modern Witch’s Bookshelf back in June, and I’ve been wanting to do it ever since. Even though I’m doing a tag every week, I’m still so backed up… Whatever not the point. The point is, I’m really excited to talk about some of the books I’ve read this year, though I doubt I would actually burn any of them. LET’S DO THIS!
Also, go follow Samantha from Modern Witch’s Bookshelf if you don’t. She’s the bestest.
- Randomly choose 3 books
- For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread (like Marry, Boff, Kill).
- Repeat until you completed three rounds (or six) (or however many you want to do).
So I’m going with books I’ve read so far this year, and choosing them using a random number generator. Here we go! Wee!
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Carry On, The Eyre Affair
ReRead: I feel like it’s almost cheating on this one, because I’ve re-read Half-Blood Prince dozens of times, and will keep reading it for my whole life. It’s my second favorite Potter book, and I love how well Rowling balanced the light-hearted moments with the heavy themes.
ReWrite: I love Rainbow Rowell, and I love the way she writes, but for a fantasy book there really wasn’t enough adventure for my taste. I would love to re-do this one with a little more adventuring and a little fewer whiteboards.
Burn: I don’t want to burn The Eyre Affair, but it just sort of got the short end of the stick here. I want to reread it less than HP, and I definitely wouldn’t rewrite it. *shrug*
One for the Money, Provenance, The One and Only Ivan
ReRead: Ummmmmm, this was hard. I don’t really want to reread any of them, but Ivan was the one I liked the best. It was just a little upsetting for an animal lover like me. But it was SO GOOD, I definitely wouldn’t want to rewrite or burn it!
ReWrite: Provenance was brilliant, but it took me a solid 200 pages to figure out what the heck was going on with the pronouns. I only understood after I googled it. It’s intended as a companion novel, but companion novels should be able to be enjoyed on their own. Would like to see a little clarity added to this for those new to the universe.
Burn: One for the Money was fun enough, but I don’t think the world would suffer too much without it.
Kingdom of Copper, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, The Feather Thief
ReRead: THE DAEVABAD TRILOGY FOREVER!!!! I can’t wait to reread City of Brass and Kingdom of Copper, though with my backlog of tbr gods only know when I will get to.
ReWrite: The Feather Thief? I adored this book and everything about it, but it would be nice to get some resolution. Maybe we could put in a better ending, even if it isn’t *completely* real.
Burn: I’m about to commit sacrilege, but I wouldn’t miss The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. *cringes* Surrealism just isn’t for me, and I didn’t get this book at all.
Oh this was fun! Maybe I’ll do another edition next year like Samantha does. I wasn’t officially tagged (and I’m feeling lazy) so I’m not tagging anyone this week, but if this looks fun to you then GO!