top ten tuesday

TTT #147 – Retellings

Every now and again Top Ten Tuesday (hosted over on That Artsy Reader Girl) likes to throw us a curve ball and wants us to come up with our own topics, like the dreaded freebie. I kid. This time we got a throwback Tuesday going on where we could go back on any topic and see what we would like to revisit.

I went up and down on this but ultimately settled on Fairytale Retellings. I’m not sure if it was because I was reading The Bear and the Nightingale at the time or because I’d seen some buzzed about retellings, but that stood out more to me than what I initially picked.

So here we are. Let us get right on to it.Β  I decided on just summing up everything that came to my mind, whether or not I enjoyed it. And others are books I want to read.


A Midsummer Nights Dream

The Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa / Read


The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury / Read / Review

Alice in Wonderland

Heartless by Marissa Meyer / Read / Review

Splintered by A.G. Howard / Owned TBR

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi / Read

Beauty and the Beast

Hunted by Meagan Spooner / TBR



This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee / Owned TBR

The Goose Girl

Thorn by Intisar Khanani / To Be Rereleased Winter 2019

Greek Mythology

Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan / Read

The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan / Read / Review

Indian Folklore

The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana / TBR


Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones / TBR

Little Mermaid

The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Embers / TBR

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning / To Be Released July 2018

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo / Read / Review

The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill / TBR


Norse Mythology

Magnus Chase by Rick Riordan / Read / Review

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman / Read

The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris / Read

One Thousand and One Nights

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh / Read / Review

Robin Hood

Sherwood by Meagan Spooner / To Be Released March 2019


Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik / Read / Review

Sleeping Beauty

Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer / TBR

Snow White (and Evil Queen)

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao / TBR

Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis / TBR


Wizard of Oz

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige / Owned TBR



Because You Love to Hate Me by Various Authors / Read / Review
Fairy Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk / Medusa / Sherlock Holmes and others

Fables by Bill Willingham / Read / Review
Fairy Tales: Snow White / Beauty and the Beast / Red Riding Hood / Jack and the Giant / Animal Farm / Goldilocks and many more

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer / Read / Review
Fairy Tales: Cinderella / Red Riding Hood / Rapunzel / Snow White

Order of the Bell by Jacob Devlin / Read / Review
Fairy Tales: Snow White / Peter Pan / Hansel and Gretel / Pinochio / Alice in Wonderland

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman / Read
Fairy Tales: Snow White / Sleeping Beauty

36 thoughts on “TTT #147 – Retellings

  1. I haven’t read a ton of fairytale re- tellings but I think there are a lot of great looking ones out there. I have been tempted to try some! The Iron Fae looks great, and I’m always a fan of Greek mythology so I should read Percy Jackson at some point.

    Norse Mythology too.

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    1. Norse Mythology is a surprising quick read haha. As is Percy Jackson. Both are so great. The Iron Fey aren’t quite for me but others really enjoyed them. πŸ™‚


  2. I still need to read The Goose Girl before I read Thorn when it republishes. I have never read that fairytale. I really want to read those Fables Graphic Novels. I’ll have to see if the my library has them. Have you read them all? πŸ“š

    I am curious what you will think about the Splintered books. There is a big helping of romance in them, but they are so creepy and dark I was able to ignore it. πŸ˜‚

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    1. Yeah i kind of need to read that too.
      No there are like 20+ of them out and I don’t think they’ve all been translated and even so the library doesn’t have more. ._.

      Me too haha.


  3. This list has bulked up my TBR quite a bit. Darn you! πŸ˜‰ But seriously, I love fairy tale retellings. This is great! I had no idea The Goose Girl was a real fairy tale… and Labyrinth… is that based on something in history or just David Bowie as the Goblin King?! XD Which of these is your favorite?! I’ve only read The Lunar Chronicles and the Rick Riordan books. I have a LOT to learn.

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    1. You’re welcome πŸ˜‰ Yes, though I haven’t read the original one, just seen it in kid movies. And I think it is just david bowie. But hey, that is worth retelling. πŸ˜‰

      Favorite wise I love Riordan of course. But Spinning Silver, Fables and The Sleeper and the Spindle are awesome too. Especially the combination of Gaiman with Chris RIddells art is a combination that I really love.

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      1. I love the idea of retellings based on films! Particularly since so few are NOT based on books!

        I will certainly check out Spinning Silver; I have now had 4 people recommend it to me this month! This is a good sign. πŸ˜† Thank you for helping hone in my TBR!

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  4. Ik heb er vooral héél veel van Beauty and the Beast maar verder valt het aantal hervertellingen in mijn collectie vrij goed mee. Al voegde ik er recent wel The Surface Breaks aan toe en heb ik ook Hook nog klaarliggen. Onlangs was mijn nicht hier op bezoek en haar zoontje vroeg héél serieus ‘Tante Liesbet, ik weet wel dat jij fan bent van Belle en het Beest maar heb je geen boeken van Robin Hood?’ Blijkbaar is hij daar momenteel nogal gek van en ik moest hem dus ontgoochelen. Slechte punten voor Tante Liesbet.

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