Happy Friday, everyone!
I was tagged by the awesome and marvellous Anais over at ZeZee With Books to do this tag. Her blog is really addicting, y’all should check it out!
The premise of this tag is pretty much as the name implies. You (1) randomly choose three books. I did this by sitting in my studio and having my best friend bring me random books off my shelf of his choosing. Then, (2) for each set of three books, you’ve got to decide which one you’d burn, re-write, or re-read! Finally, (3) you repeat this process until you’ve completed three total rounds.
Round #1: Classics
Burn: Candide by Voltaire: I HATED this book when I had to read in secondary school. Voltaire is an author whom I loathe passionately. Burn it!
Re-Write: Dracula by Bram Stoker: While I enjoyed this when I read it about thirteen years ago, I felt it dragged terribly. With a fresh re-write, it could kick some serious ass.
Re-Read: Frankentstein (Original 1818 Edition) by Mary Shelley: One of the best goddamn books I have ever read in my life, and far superior to it’s toned down and revised 1832 version, which I didn’t like at all.
Round #2: Science-Fiction & Fantasy
Burn: Code Name Atlas by Tony Evans: A wonderful example of an extremely tropey and terribly written hot mess that needed severe editing and direction.
Re-Write: Mortal Kombat by Kevin Droney: This specific novel is an original based off of the franchise, not to be confused with the book of the same name that’s a novelization of the film. There were a shit ton of grammar errors in this book that needs attention. Also, a fresh perspective on the action sequences couldn’t hurt.
Re-Read: Code: Veronica (Resident Evil #6) by S.D. Perry: This novelization of the video game is a one of my all-time favourites. I adore the Resident Evil novels and could re-read this many, many times.
Round #3: Young Adult
Burn: P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #2) by Jenny Han: This book was such a fucking disappointment. I hated everything about it, and wish it was never written. An entirely unpopular opinion, I know.
Re-Write: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: When I first read it, I loved it. When I re-read it, I realised the story isn’t bad, but the writing and portrayal of the narrative could have been waaaaay better; one where it doesn’t fetishise having a terminal illness.
Re-Read: God Smites & Other Muslim Girl Problems by Ishara Deen: Hands down one of the best books I have read in 2017. I would gladly read it again. The MC is such an inspirational badass!