It’s been awhile, but now I’m back in the swing of things for Top Ten Tuesday, the weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a myraid of fairy tale related things including fairy tale retellings I’ve read/want to read or fairytales I want to be retold or fairytales I love. I went slightly overboard because fairy tales are my favorite.
Fairy Tales I Love:
1. Jurate ir Kastytis
Lithuanian version of The Little Mermaid, essentially
2. Beauty and the Beast
3. Egle the Queen of Serpents
Lithuanian folk tale
Fairy Tale Retellings I’ve Read:
1. The Lunar Chronicles (Cinder, Scarlet, Cress) by Marissa Meyer
I recently picked up this series and I absolutely adored it.
2. A Court of Rose and Thorns by Sarah J. Maas
Gotta love a fantasy and fae retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Seriously. LOVED it.
3. Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
Red Riding Hood retelling set in a fantasy world.
4. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Beauty and the Beast retelling set in a fantasy world.
5. The Wrath & The Dawn – Renee Ahdieh
A retelling of A Thousand and One Nights. Beautiful story.
6. Briar Rose – Jane Yolen
I remember reading this when I was younger and I absolutely adored it. I’m going to have to reread it soon, I think.
7. The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories -Angela Carter
Retellings I Want to Read:
1. East by Edith Pattou
2. Beauty – Robin McKinley
3. The Fairest of Them All – Carolyn Turgeon
4. Of Beast and Beauty – Jay Stacey
5. My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales
What are your favorite retellings? Do you recommend any that I haven’t read? I love retellings and I would love to read more!