Friday, 17 January 2014

2014 Fairy Tales Retold Reading Challenge

So I just came across this reading challenge, Fairy Tales Retold hosted by Debz Bookshelft, and thought, 'I've never read a retelling of a fairy tale, I think I should probably do this then.
So I am!

Last year all the books I read were totally new to me, whether they were new authors and/or new categories. So this challenge will help me break into something new and to keep me doing it. (I hope)

Here's the pretty picture and details:

  • The challenge starts on January 1st 2014, and ends December 31st 2014
  • The goal of the read-a-thon is to read as many fairy tale retellings as possible.
  • There will be six different levels to aim for in this challenge:
    • Poor Cobbler: 1-3 books
    • Devilish Wolf: 4-6 books
      • Lady in Waiting: 7-9 books
      • Mountain Troll: 10-12 books
      • Evil Enchantress: 13-15 books
      • Monstrous Dragon: 16+ books
    • This challenge is only for Young Adult and Middle Grade retellings. No adult or children’s books count towards this challenge.
    • Because of confusion in the past, this year only straight retellings of fairy tales will count. No fairy tale-ish books, and no mythological or classic retellings.
    • Single novellas do not count towards this challenge, however a compilation of novellas or short stories can count towards this challenge.
    • Have fun and spread the word!

    So I am going to make a list (in no particular order) of books I want to read
    that way I know what I'm doing

    1. Bitter Greens - Kate Forsyth
    2. Dorothy Must die - Danielle Paige 
    3. Cruel Beauty - Rosamund Hodge
    4. Towering - Alex Finn
    5. A Kiss In Time - Alex Finn
    6. Ash - Malinda Lo
    7. Tiger Lily - Jodi Lynn Anderson
    8. Kill Me Softly - Sarah Cross

    So if I manage to read them all I will make it to Lady In Waiting. Obviously they are all one offs, we will leave the series for the other books i read.. All new authors (to me) except Kate Forsyth (who's i love)

    Wish me luck

    1 comment:

    1. I've read most of the books on your list, and they are excellent! So glad you've joined this challenge!