Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, participating bloggers create a list corresponding to a particular theme. This week, we are listing our favorite fairytale retellings that we’ve read or that we want to read!
Top Fairy Tale Retellings that I’ve Read:
- Uprooted by Naomi Novik. Yeah, you knew that was coming :p This is a loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast, with elements of Polish folklore and fairytale mixed in as well. It was simply beautiful.
- The Princess Bride by William Goldman. A “meta” retelling of the longer work by S. Morgenstern. Of course, there is no such person, but the format of the book provides a great satire of the classic fairy tale yet is still moving and romantic. The movie adaptation of the book is my favorite film of all time. If you are questioning this, keep in mind that at my wedding I walked down the aisle to the theme music from the movie.
- Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. A Cinderella retelling that was one of my favorites growing up.
Top Fairy Tale Retellings that I Want to Read:
- Cinder and the rest of the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer: Each book handles a different fairy tale retelling. Cinder is the first and the story it draws from should be fairly obvious.
- The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman: This combines elements from Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. A shorter version appeared in his most recent collection, Trigger Warning, but I would like to read the whole story as well.
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas: Inspired by Beauty and the Beast.
- The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh: Inspired by A Thousand and One Nights.
- The Child Thief by Brom: A dark Peter Pan retelling.
- Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth: Rapunzel retelling!
- Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier: A retelling of the fairy tale “The Six Swans.”
Which fairy tale retellings have you found amazing? Which are you dying to read??