Retellings Reading Challenge 2017



I love retellings. I have read a few last year and was very hooked. I am glad I found this challenge so I would be able to read more of these interesting retellings.

To sign up, just click on the picture and you will be taken to the original post by Joanne of Once Upon a Bookcase.

Here are the mechanics of the challenge.


The Challenge:
  • For readers to read retellings of stories we know well from their chosen level in 2016:
    • Easy: 1-4 retellings
    • Medium: 5-8 retellings
    • Hard: 9-12 retellings
    • Difficult: 12+ retellings
The Rules:
  • You must sign up to the challenge below.
  • You must share your thoughts/reviews on the retellings you read for the book to count. You can post anywhere: your blog, YouTube, Instagram, Goodreads, Amazon, Tumblr, etc.
  • As you review the books, update the monthly link up post with a link to your review. This is important, as each book you review will be an entry into that month's giveaway.
  • You can sign up any time between now and 31st December 2017.
  • Use the hashtag #RetellingsRC2017 so we can follow your participation in the challenge!
Which Books Count:
  • You can read retellings of any of the following (if I've left anything out, please let me know!):
    • Classics & Children's Classics
    • Fairy Tales
    • Myths and Legends
    • Folk Tales
    • Retellings of real, well known people's lives - I.E. Becoming Jane by Kevin Hood about a young Jane Austen, and And I Darken by Kirsten White, a gender bent retelling of Vald Dracul's teen years, both count 
    • I will also accept origin stories/prequels/sequels - I.E. Dorothy Must Die series by Danielle Paige is a sequel series to The Wizard of Oz, Heartless by Marissa Meyer is a prequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, the origin story of the Queen of Hearts, and both would count.
    • Reimaginings that aren't strict retellings would also count - I.E. Kody Keplinger's novels Shut Out and A Midsummer's Nightmare are both reimaginings, the first of the Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, and the second of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, both of which would count. 
  • You can read any retellings you want, they do not need to be recent releases to count.
  • Feel free to re-read any retellings! They will also count, as long as you review them somewhere.
  • All age categories are accepted; middle grade/young fiction, YA, NA, adult.
  • All books count; physical books, audiobooks, eBooks.
ARCs/Proofs count, as do self-published books.



I have checked Goodreads and I have listed below books that I want to read. Items that are highlighted had been read and those checked had been read and reviewed.

I have listed more than 12 books. Let's see how many I could tackle.

 Cinder by Marissa Meyer
    Cinderella Retelling

 A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
    Beauty and the Beast Retelling

 The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
    Retelling of One Thousand and One Nights

 Heartless by Marissa Meyer
    Retelling of Alice in Wonderland

    Retelling of Beauty and the Beast

    Retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears

 Enchant by Demelza Carlton
    Beauty and the Beast Retold

 Awaken by Demelza Carlton
    Sleeping Beauty Retold

 Dance by Demelza Carlton
    Cinderella Retold

 Nobody's Goddess by Amy McNutty
    Retelling of Beauty and the Beast

 Spindle by Shonna Slayton