Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #1: Ten Fairy Tale Retellings I Want To Read!

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

This is my very first time participating in 
this terrific meme, hosted by 
Each Tuesday, we obsessed bookworms
post our top ten list of whatever
the topic is for that week, 
and then visit our fellow book bloggers 
to see what their lists look like!

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which includes the rules, as well as upcoming 
topics, please click HERE.

Link up at The Broke and the Bookish, and 
have fun checking out other bloggers' lists!


TenFairy Tale Retellings 
I Want to Read

Just click on each cover to
go to the Goodreads page!


This is a wonderful Cinderella retelling 
with a twist -- Ella sets
out on a journey of self-discovery, unlike 
the traditional Cinderella!


Incredibly, I have not yet read this retelling of 
the Beauty and the Beast
fairy tale....this version is especially appealing, too,
and I hope to get to it sometime this year!


This is yet another retelling I've been 
wanting to read!
It's The Wizard of Oz, from the POV of
The Wicked Witch!
I've just got to get this one under my belt!


Here's another Cinderella retelling that I 
must admit to not having
read yet.....(hangs head) But all that 
will soon change!
This poor book is sitting up on one
 of my shelves, frowning at me and 
tapping its cyborg heel!


I love this cover, beyond which is a retelling of 
Beauty and the Beast.
I can tell that the story inside will be as
beautiful as this cover, and as fascinating 
as the original tale!


I love this cover, too! It's very original and bold. 
This is a retelling of
Little Red Riding Hood, and the interesting 
thing is that she 
now seems to have a sister!


Here is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty, from the master storyteller himself!
I'm sure this will be a richly-imagined 
tale, and I hope to take it off the 
shelf sometime this year!


I have always loved the legend of Peter Pan, 
and I really want to see
how this author handles the original tale!


This sure sounds like a very imaginative retelling of 
Alice In Wonderland, with the heroine's 
name changed to Alyss. I can't wait 
to see what this author
has concocted, from the original tale!


This is a retelling of The Frog Prince
in which, after the transforming kiss, 
there are some very 
interesting complications! 

What do you think of my choices?
Leave your link in 
the comments, so I can come
over to check out your
own picks! 


  1. Great list, I've only read some, and others I need to look into! Please feel free to see mine here http://wonderstruck-kcks.blogspot.com/2015/08/ten-fairytale-retellings-ive-read-want.html

  2. Hi, KayCee!

    Yes, these are definitely great books to read! Glad you agree! I especially want to read "A Court of Thorns and Roses"!!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!! : )

  3. You absolutely have to read Cinder!! It's one of the best fairy-tale retellings I've ever read and it's so good! You will definitely enjoy it!

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  4. Hi, Maria!

    Oh, I know! Everyone has been raving about The Lunar Chronicles for a long time now! I own "Cinder" and "Scarlet". Gotta get started on them!

    Thanks so much for the visit and the comment!! : )

  5. This is a great list! Wicked made my list too. :-) I really liked that one. I want to read Ella Enchanted and The Lunar Chronicles at some point. And from what others have said, I really must give Beastly a try.

  6. Hi, there!

    I'm glad you agree! Oh, you read "Wicked"? I've been wanting to read one for a long time, too. Ditto for "Ella Enchanted". I've owned "Cinder" for a while now, too, and gotta get to it. Heck, I want to read ALL of these.

    BTW, I've heard the the movie version of "Beastly" was....beastly. That's sometimes the problem when books are made into movies....Hollywood frequently screws things up! Lol.

    Thanks so much for visiting and commenting!! : )

  7. Great list and welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! :)

    I was this close to adding Enchanted - it's actually a bit more of a mashup!

    I tried The Looking Glass Wars, but I felt like I was missing something...it started of promising but something happened in the middle.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  8. Hi, Lauren!

    Yeah, that cover looks SO good, I know I want to read this book!!

    Aw, man....I'm sorry "The Looking Glass Wars" was such a disappointment..... Well, sometimes, that's how it is with a book. I'll try it out, just the same. Then I'll get to see just what happened in the middle of the book.

    You're very welcome for my visit! Thanks for visiting and commenting back!! : )

  9. Hi Maria - I have heard of many of these books bot have not read any of them. Some of them look so good.

    In particular, the plot of Cinder looks very clever and creative. I also read a little bit of the first chapter and it seems to be very well written.

  10. Hey, Brian!

    A lot of these retellings are indeed very clever and creative. I think sometimes they're even better than the original stories!

    I'm very partial to Beauty and the Beast retellings, so I especially want to read "A Court of Thorns and Roses". However, I am also very eager to read "Enchantment", by Orson Scott Card. He's one of the newer fantasy & SF authors. His SF novel, "Ender's Game", is very highly regarded, so I definitely recommend it to you!

    Thanks for the nice comment!! : )

  11. Lots of good ones here! Of the ones I've read, A Court of Thorns and Roses is my favorite. I haven't read Ella Enchanted or Sisters Red either, but I've been wanting to read them both for a long time. Great list!

  12. Cinder and ACOTAR are must reads! My fiance also bought me The Looking Glass Wars but I haven't read it yet!
    Thanks for stopping by In Wonderland
    xo Stephanie

  13. Hi, Steph!

    Oh, they DEFINITELY are! I own "Cinder", and hope to get to it this year. As for ACOTAR, I sure hope I can buy it soon, and get to it this year, too!

    Your fiancé bought you "The Looking Glass Wars"? Aw.....how nice of him to do that! Hope you enjoy it!!

    You're welcome for my visit to your blog! And thanks to YOU for commenting back!! : )

  14. I only read ACOTAR i think, but i almost put The looking glass war and beauty on my list as well because they sound really interesting and i want to read them. There are just to many books out there that sound interesting and i want to read them.
    I also have not read Ella Enchanted, but it sounds interesting, so i might try this one it seems like a quick read.
    Fantastic list :)

  15. Hi, Dawnie!

    So glad you like my list! I hope to be able to read ACOTAR some time this year,.... Of course, I want to read all the others, too! They're ALL fascinating reads, I'm sure!

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting!! : )

  16. I have added quite a few of these to my TBR, thanks for the recs :) I really enjoyed the Lunar Chronicles, one of my favorites series, so I hope you enjoy it.

  17. Hi, Jade!

    I'm so glad you like my list! You've very welcome!!

    I own "Cinder", and I hope to get to it some time this year. I know The Lunar Chronicles is an AMAZING series. Everyone has only good things to say about it, so I'll know I'll really enjoy it!

    Thanks so much for commenting back here as well as on your blog!! : )


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