Hey guys! I know, it’s been like 80 years since nivs @ ilvermoreads tagged me for this post, but I’ve only finished it now and I definitely want to share it with you. The goal is to randomize your Goodreads “read” shelf, choose the first three books, and state whether you would Burn, Rewrite, or Reread them. Let’s get to it!
Burn: Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge – The concept behind this book was super interesting but the world building and plotting was much too directionless and complex. Nope!
Rewrite: Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – Ah, the bane of my existence. There are a shitload of things I’d love to change about this book, starting from that whiny ass main character who calls herself an assassin. I do think it could have been a better book if some aspects were written better.
Reread: Lola And The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins – This book was so cute and a perfect quick contemporary read. Would love to visit it soon!
Burn: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout – I read this book a long time ago and I did like it, but I doubt I would enjoy it as much if I read it now.
Rewrite: Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton – Really liked the contemporary aspect of this novel, but would totally rewrite the lackluster thriller/mystery plotline.
Reread: Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – Um, do I really need to explain myself on this one? I think I’ve raved about this book enough 😀
Burn: The Sea Of Tranquility by Katja Millay – I must have gave into the hype during my time reading this book, because I rated it 3.5 stars, a completely inaccurate rating. I remember strongly disliking it after (not much) contemplation.
Rewrite: History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera – There’s actually not much I would change about this one because I liked it well enough, but I could have used more dialogue and less commentary. Great book though.
Reread: Champion by Marie Lu – Man, it’s been ages since I’ve visited the Legend series! I remember loving this book though and I’m definitely planning on rereading the trilogy soon. Hopefully before I get my hands on Warcross.
Burn: Luxe by Anna Godberson – This isn’t a bad book necessarily, but when compared to the other two listed, I kind of have to put it in this section.
Rewrite: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski – I actually dislike this book so much more than Luxe, but it really could have been so much better with better character writing and world-building.
Reread: The Love That Split The World by Emily Henry – Excluding the cringey instalove romance, I actually quite enjoyed this book and would like to read it again soon.
Burn: Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza – My god, I read this book years ago! I honestly don’t remember much about it, and I guess that would be a sign that I didn’t have that much love for it.
Rewrite: Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson – My own expectations deceived me in the case of this one, but I’m sure I would have enjoyed it so much more if certain plot points were written differently.
Reread: A Great And Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray: Another book that I haven’t touched for years, but I do remember it being one of the most interesting and diverse novels I’ve ever read. Mixed with the fantasy element, it turned out to be a pretty fascinating read and I would love to reread it again. I’ll have to if I want to continue the series.