Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Top Ten Fairy Tale Retellings I Haven't Read

Top Ten Tuesday is Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week's topic is to choose 10 books from a genre that you can't believe you haven't read. I chose fairy tale retellings. I'm pretty new to this genre still. I started reading fairy tale retellings when I started book blogging. I did pick out some staples I can't believe I haven't read, but also some newer releases I want to read. 

I'm trying to get ahead on Top Ten Tuesday posts so I'm writing this post on January 18th, 2015. 

1. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine- I have seen the movie and everybody says the book is 10 times better yet I have never read it. 
2. Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross- Since I'm going to focus on Snow White retellings this year I'm hoping I will get to this one soon. 
3. Cloaked by Alex Flinn- or any book by Flinn to be honest. I have almost picked up this book quite a few times, but have never read it due to get distracted by other books. 
4. Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George- I have heard so much about this book. 
5. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier- Misty at the Book Rat raves about this one every fairy tale fortnight. I feel like I'm missing out. 

6. Wide-Awake Princess by E.D. Baker- I now own this book and therefore have not excuse not to read it. 
7. Ophelia and the Marelous Boy by Karen Foxlee- This book came out last year, but I never got to it. 
8. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynnee Jones- another one that looks like a fairy tale retellings staple. 
9. Of Beast and Beauty by Stacy Jay- Everybody seems to love this book. 
10. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch- another one that came out in 2014 that I didn't get to. 

I read 16 fairy tale retellings out of my 69 books read, so about 23% of my total reading. As you can imagine it is hard to keep up when these are being published so quickly. Which one of these books should I get to first? Have you read any? 


  1. I don't think Howl's Moving Castle counts as a retelling. What fairy tale is it? I love all of Jessica Day George's books! Alex Flinn is awesome! I enjoyed Beastly and Cloaked. The Wide-Awake Princess series is so much fun! Great list!

    1. It is probably more of a fantasy book that I need to read. I'm working on Princess of the Midnight Ball currently. I own the first book in The Wide Awake Princess Series.

  2. I haven't read any of these either! :( Sigh! Thanks for stopping by my TTT.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  3. I read and really enjoyed Howl's Moving Castle. I think you will too!


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