Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Top 10 Tuesday - Fairytale retellings

The Top 10 weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and can be found here.   Each week they focus on lists which cover various topics related to books and reading.  This week we are looking at fairytale retellings.  I have read quite a few, but am splitting it up into 5 I have read, and 5 I want to read.

5 which I have read (in no particular order):

A Court of Thorns and Roses: Sarah J. Maas.  Not my favorite book this year, but overall it ended strongly so I definitely want to continue.  It contains elements of Beauty and the Beast..

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1): Marissa Meyer.   I loved this book so much I don't know why I not continued on with the series.  I am collecting them all though.  A cyborg Cinderella, what an awesome concept!

Sisters Red: Jackson Pearce.  Another book which I didn't care much for, but I am starting to realize that I haven't actually read that many retellings.  I do adore this cover though and it is what drew me to the book in the first place.  In case you can't tell, it's a retelling of Red Riding Hood - another one of my favorite fairytales.

The Book of Lost Things: John Connolly.  This one mixes bedtimes stories and mythology.  I really like reading Connolly's work from time to time.

Wicked: Gregory Maguire - I need to reread this someday as I eventually want to read the whole series.  

Now on to 5 I really want to read:

Crimson Bound: Rosamund Hodge.

Mechanica: Betsy Cornwell.

Egg & Spoon: Gregory Maguire.  This one revolves around Baba Yaga - more witch stories - bring them on!  It is tremendously long though and I checked it out of the library twice and still never read it.

A Wicked Thing: Rhiannon Thomas.  This would be my first Sleeping Beauty retelling if I ever did get to it.

Scarlet: A. C. Gaughen.  This one centers around Robin Hood and has been on my TBR for ages!

What made your list?  Have you read any of these?  And how many lists will contain Winter by Marissa Meyer this week?


  1. I read the whole Wicked series. By the end I was just reading it to get to the finish. Wicked was the best of the lot by far.


    1. I remember having trouble getting through some of it. I really want to read the one about the lion. Do you remember if it was any good? Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I haven't read any of these! I keep meaning to read Cinder, but I'm worried it won't live up to the hype. The concept really is awesome though, so I'll probably try it at some point.