Retellings Reading Challenge

One genre that I enjoy reading, and I don’t get to read enough, is retellings of fairy tales. So, for this challenge, it is all about that. Any retelling will work, but I am going to be looking for the fairy tales first. The challenge creator has this set up as a bingo, which is a first for me, so we will see just how well I do.

January 1, 2021: 2020 sucked, and I didn’t read hardly anything. The creator of this challenge is not continuing it for 2021, so I am going to continue with the 2020 version and see how long it takes for me to read these twenty-five books. Maybe I will actually get something read this year.

Completed Reading 2021

King Arthur

  • The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley – read 2/7/2021

German Myth or Fairy Tale – Cinderella

  • The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie – read 5/24/2021

Hades & Persephone (+Beauty and the Beast)

  • Fragile Chaos by Amber Duell – read 6/6/2021

Free Space – Aladdin

  • The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury – read 7/5/2021

Planned Reading

1001 Nights

  • One Thousand and One Nights by Hanan Al-Shaykh

Sherlock Holmes

  • A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

Sirens or Mermaids

  • Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

African Myth or Fairy Tale – Nigerian Mythology

  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi


  • Reflection by Elizabeth Lim

Dracula or Frankenstein

  • Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

Villain Origin Story – Queen of Hearts from Wonderland

  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Own Voices – The Evil Queen from Snow White

  • Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

Debut Author – King Midas

  • A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan

POC Author – Snow White

  • Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice

  • Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

South American Myth or Fairy Tale – Mayan Mythology

  • Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno Garcia

Edgar Allan Poe

  • His Hideous Heart by Dahlia Adler

500+ Pages – Six Swans

  • Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

Author Duo – Little Mermaid + Peter Pan

  • NeverSea by Jenetta Penner & David R. Bernstein

Les Miserables

  • Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell

Set in Space – Cinderella

  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Middle Grade or Graphic Novel – Pied Piper

  • Piper by Jay Asher & Jessica Freeburg

Mythical Creature on Cover – Dragon, Pride & Prejudice

  • Heartstone by Elle Katharine White

2021 Release – Sleeping Beauty

  • Malice by Heather Walter

2020 Release

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