Burn, Rewrite, Reread Book Tag


I was tagged to do this ages ago by Mariana @ Book Is Glee and it looks like such a fun tag so thank you Mariana! Be sure to head over and check out her answers and blog as well guys, she posts some great content!

I personally just cut up pieces of paper with my favorite books on them and drew at random for this. I also, as mentioned, picked my absolute favorite books to make this as hard and as excruciatingly painful as possible. These books are all 4-5 star reads for me.

Sorry books……

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I also have reviews up for ALL of these books if you’re interested, with the exception of “Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire”.


  • Randomly choose 3 books (Tip: Use the “Sort > Random” option on your Goodreads’ Read shelf.).
  • For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread (a lot like Kiss, Marry, Kill).
  • Repeat until you completed three rounds (or six).

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Burn: “Sharp Objects” by Gillian Flynn

I love all of Gillian Flynn’s books and this one is probably my favorite of all of them but when put up against these other two books I’m afraid it will have to be burned…..

Rewrite: “The Wrath & The Dawn” by Renee Ahdieh

So this doesn’t really need a rewrite because the story and writing are so wonderful already buuuuuut I liked “My Lady Jane” just a little bit more so this will just have to get rewritten…..

Reread: “My Lady Jane” by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows

This is such a fun, silly, entertaining, and unique read that I just can’t bear to have it be burned or rewritten so I’ll just reread it instead!


Burn: “Slasher Girls & Monster Boys” by Various Authors

As much as I love some of the stories in this anthology there’s a few that I didn’t really  enjoy….at all. So when it’s up against these other two I’m sorry my friend…you’ll have to be burned.

Rewrite: “Half a King” by Joe Abercrombie

This book is all of my fantasy dreams come true, it’s basically YA Game of Thrones. Unfortunately for it though it’s going to be re-written because the writing is just kind of meh and when put up against Laini Taylor’s writing…it will lose.

Reread: “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” by Laini Taylor

Of course I couldn’t do anything to this precious book because it is perfect and the writing is absolutely beautiful. It could never be burned or rewritten!


Burn: “Six of Crows” by Leigh Bardugo

I’M SO SORRY! I DON’T WANT TO BURN YOU! However, I just love these other two books much more. While this book has great writing, great characters, and a great plot it just can’t compete with the genius of Kristoff and Scwhab. So goodbye my friend..you’ve been burned!

Rewrite: “Nevernight” by Jay Kristoff

I really like how poetic Kristoff’s writing is and I loooove this book so much but a lot of people complained about the writing being TOO lyrical. I do kind of agree that it does get a little annoying but I really didn’t mind and actually really liked it. I will go with this being rewritten since it could stand for a little improvement though.

Reread: “Vicious” V.E. Schwab

Seriously, this book is perfection. Morally ambiguous, super-powered characters and  great writing to boot. How can you not love this book?! I just have to reread this one and I actually will do it in the future……


Burn: “The Knife of Never Letting Go” by Patrick Ness

I AM SORRY, I AM SORRY, I AM SO SORRY! I love this book and everything about it is perfect but….I love the other books more. This is so hard, I’m so upset!!!! Why, book tag? Why?!

Rewrite: “Illuminae” by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

While I really loved and enjoyed this book I really didn’t like the main characters or romance all that much. So I definitely think there’s room for improvement and a rewriting could help it out.

Reread: “Stormdancer” by Jay Kristoff

It’s no secret I love Jay Kristoff’s books and I have to say “Stormdancer” is probably my favorite one. There’s animal companionship, a badass heroine, and some awesome world-building so really it definitely does not need to be burned or rewritten!


Burn: “Alice” by Christina Henry

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS BOOK AND I’M SO TORN! I really don’t want to burn it but…..while I love the book it’s definitely really disturbing and dark so compared to these other two I’d have to just give this one up.

Rewrite: “The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater

While I love this book and the characters so much I think it could stand to be rewritten and improved upon. There’s nothing wrong with it the way it is but if it’s between this and Harry Potter well…..Harry Potter always wins.

Reread: “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by J.K. Rowling

Of course I’m going to ensure that Harry Potter is okay! I’ve been meaning to reread the entire series for a while now and we’ll see how that goes in the future.


Burn: “Kingdom of Ash and Briars” by Hannah West

This was such a wonderful surprise of a book and I really hate to burn it……really, really hate to burn it. I’M SO SAD! I just happened enjoy these other two books more…..

Rewrite: “And The Trees Crept In” by Dawn Kurtagich

While I did enjoy this book I feel like it could use a couple of improvements and therefore I’m picking it to get rewritten!

Reread: “And I Darken” by Kiersten White

This book has such awesome character development and a badass heroine that I couldn’t stand to see it burn or be rewritten so reread it shall be!

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Tag! You’re It!

(You’re under no obligations to complete this tag if you don’t want to and sorry if you’ve already done this tag and I tagged you again!)

Caitlin @ Words and Other Beasts
Ariana @ The Quirky Book Nerd
Anna @ My Bookish Dream

Lauren @ Wonderless Reads
Michelle @ Book Adventures
Chelsea @ RomWeasley Books
Nicole @ BooksInked
Hannah @ Mortal Reader
Esther @ Chapter Adventures
Emily @ Rose Read
Carrianne @ Carrianne’s Cuppa ‘N Critiques
Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger
Jess @ Beaucoupbooks
Romana @ A Book Nerd
Debby @ Always Booking
Birdie Book Worm
Larkin @ Wonderfilled Reads
Ashley @ Inside My Minds
Danielle @ Books, Vertigo and Tea
Meghan @ Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations & Reviews
Liam @ Hey Ashers!
A Book. A Thought
Payton @ Payton’s Book Thoughts

The Sassy


40 thoughts on “Burn, Rewrite, Reread Book Tag

  1. Jessica December 12, 2016 / 5:10 pm

    Thanks for tagging me! This seems like a lot of fun! 😊

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  2. Nicole @ booksinked December 12, 2016 / 5:14 pm

    I’ll do this in the New Year because I want to read more because I do not have enough books. Thank you for tagging me! 🙂

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    • thesassygeek December 13, 2016 / 4:43 pm

      No problem! I waited until I had a few more books to add to it as well so I hope you have fun with it when you get a chance to do it!😊

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  3. Erin December 12, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    I’m rereading Harry Potter now and it’s magical!

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    • thesassygeek December 13, 2016 / 4:44 pm

      I’m sure it is! I’m jealous I wish I had time to reread them right now but I have so many I need to finish first! 😊

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    • thesassygeek December 13, 2016 / 4:45 pm

      No problem Esther! I hope you have fun with this one! Glad I’m not the only who thinks Raven Boys could use a little improvement too, even though it’s still fantastic! 😊

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  4. Eve Messenger December 12, 2016 / 10:37 pm

    This is one of my favorite tags, and you knocked it out of the park with your great picks. You had to make some really tough choices!! I’m freaking out a little bit because your book list is exactly the same as mine, hahaha.

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    • thesassygeek December 13, 2016 / 4:46 pm

      Awwww thank you so much! I made it extra hard for myself by only picking from my very favorite books, and that’s awesome that these are all some of your faves too. You have good taste, haha! 😊

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      • Eve Messenger December 13, 2016 / 6:38 pm

        Haha, I was thinking the exact same thing, that you have wonderful taste in books. XD

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    • thesassygeek December 13, 2016 / 4:47 pm

      I picked only my favorite books to do this so it was difficult and I definitely did not want to burn any, haha! 😊

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    • thesassygeek December 13, 2016 / 4:50 pm

      Ah! I know! It’s horrible! I didn’t want to do it at all but….the other 2 I like more, haha! 😂

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    • thesassygeek December 13, 2016 / 4:52 pm

      No problem I hope you have fun with it! It definitely is hard especially if you use only your favorite books! 😊

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  5. Liam @ Hey Ashers! December 13, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    Ha! I love that you chose only your favorite books for this, to make it that much harder on yourself. It looks like such a struggle, though; I think I might go easy on myself and do it the Goodreads way. Thank you so much for the tag! Can’t wait to do it, myself. 😊

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    • thesassygeek December 20, 2016 / 8:57 am

      I figured if they were my favorites it’d be a little more fun for me and a little harder. I didn’t use Goodreads because I didn’t want books I actually disliked to get in there because then it’d be way too easy for me just to burn those. It definitely would have been easier though and less painful! Hope you have fun with it, can’t wait to see what books you have to choose between! 🙂

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    • thesassygeek December 20, 2016 / 10:48 am

      No problem! Hope you have fun with it and I can’t wait to see what books you have to choose between! 🙂

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  6. Whimsically Meghan December 15, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    Thank you for tagging me! I look forward to participating even if it looks like it’s going to be hard to choose, but I guess that’s all part of the fun! 😀

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    • thesassygeek December 19, 2016 / 3:48 pm

      No problem! It’s definitely a lot of fun to choose between your favorite books (also painful), can’t wait to see which books you have to pick between! 🙂

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  7. Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews December 16, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    Part of me is crying at seeing Six of Crows in the burnt category 😅 but I understand that would have been a difficult choice. Thanks for the tag ♥ I’ve done this already, but I might do this one again because I like to suffer 😀

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    • thesassygeek December 19, 2016 / 3:35 pm

      Ah, I know! I should have cheated and drew a different one so it wouldn’t be 3 of my most favorite books in one!
      Hope you have fun doing this one again, this is a tag I can see people doing multiple times because you can used different books! Can’t wait to see your choices! 🙂


  8. Anna @MyBookishDream December 18, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    Wow, this must have been really hard – especially since you chose your favourite books. Also sad to see that Six of Crows got burned, as it is one of my all time favourite books! XD In that category I would have burned Nevernight, but that’s only because I haven’t read it and can’t properly judge. 😉
    Thank you for tagging me! I’m going to follow your way and pick my favourite books as well. it’s definitely going to be hard – but I’m weirdly looking forward to it.

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    • thesassygeek December 19, 2016 / 3:23 pm

      It was so hard! I love Six of Crows but Jay Kristoff’s books are my absolute favorites so when it comes down to it I had to burn it and feel horrible, haha.
      Can’t wait to see what books you have to pick between and I hope you kind of have fun even if it’s painful, haha! I was pumped to do this to myself as well so we can both be weird, haha! 🙂

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  10. Birdie January 27, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    I just saw this tag, and it looks like so much fun! I can’t wait to do it. Thank you so much for tagging me!

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