ReRead, ReWrite, Burn Tag

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!

Round One

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*

Round Two

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.

Round Three

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!

7 thoughts on “ReRead, ReWrite, Burn Tag

  1. I only recognized two books on this list, so your opinions couldn’t reach “unpopular” this time! (aka I didn’t know enough about the books to decide if I should be incensed or not haha). But this tag is so much fun!! This has to be the third time I’ve seen it and said, “Wow, should really try it out.” One day!

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  2. I keep meaning to do this tag because it looks so much fun but I just haven’t had time to fit it into my schedule yet. The Feather Thief looks intriguing! Interesting that you say HBP is your second favourite HP book, I think it’s my least favourite of the series! I’m just very emotionally attached to the first five. Loved reading your answers!

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