Fairytale retellings

toptentuesday2Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I take part in when I can think up answers! It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with!

This week we talk about the fairytale retellings we’ve read or want to read. I don’t read too many fairytale retelling stories so I had to get some help from one of my daughters who has read quite a few!

Retellings I’ve read:

Cinder by Marissa Meyer–“Cinderella” retelling

Uprooted by Naomi Novik–from Polish fairytales

Hush by Donna Jo Napoli–from an Icelandic Saga about a mute slave-girl who is the daughter of an Irish King

Splintered by A. J. Howard–retelling of Alice in Wonderland (not really a fairytale, but I’m using it!)

Suggestions from my daughter:

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale–retelling “The Goose Girl”

Ice by Sarah Beth Durst–retelling of “East o’ the Sun, West o’ the Moon”

East by Edith Pattou–retelling of “East o’ the Sun, West o’ the Moon”

Beauty by Robin McKinley–“Beauty and the Beast” retelling

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine–fairytale retelling of “Snow White”

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly–retelling of many fairytales (such as “Snow White”, “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Hansel and Gretel”)

What fairytale retellings do you like?

Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

4 thoughts on “Fairytale retellings”

  1. I have only one of those on my read list, but a few for my wishlist here. I enjoyed Cinder and look forward to the rest in the series,and Hush also looks good to me.
    I love any Beauty and the Beast retellings!

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    1. I don’t read too many fairytales either, Bea. I had to talk to my daughter to get some ideas. She showed me some of her books and now I have at least a couple of them I want to read!

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