Monday, April 11, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Retellings Everyone Should Read!


                Hello everyone!  Top Ten Tuesday is just how it sounds, a topic is picked and we put our Top Ten for that in a post and share and check out everyone’s answers.  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

The top today is:  Books every fan of retellings/reimagining's should read

The ShadowQueen by C.J. Redwine (review)- Snow White
A Court ofThorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (review)- Beauty & the Beast
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (reviews: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, & Winter)- Cinderella, Red Ridding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White
Dorothy MustDie by Danielle Paige- Dorothy
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (review)- Beauty & the Beast
The Wrath &the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (review)- 1,001 Arabian Nights
Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes- Alice in Wonderland
Asleep by Krystal Wade (review)- Sleeping Beauty
Thorn by Intisar Khanani (review)- Goose Girl
The Goddess andthe Rose by P.C. Cast- Beauty & the Beast
  

                 Tell me what you think of my list in the comments below.  Which would you recommend so I know which ones to get first?  Also please link back to your Top Ten as well so I can check out your list and see what I missed!

28 comments:

  1. Ohh I like your list !! I love fairy-tale retellings :) I love The Lunar Chronicles and The Wrath and the Dawn was just beautiful.. I don't know all of them.. so thanks for the recommendations !!

    My TTT

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    1. Happy to help! I've finished a few recently and just had them on my mind so it fell into place!

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  2. This is a great list! I really need to read more retelling! They seem like Tue big trend right right now!
    Stacy Renee @ Lazy Day Literature

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    1. I've been seeing a lot of Fantasy, which most of these are under as well, but it was a different way to take it!

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  3. Who knew there were so many retellings? Thanks for sharing these!

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/04/inspiring-books-about-inspiring-people.html

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    1. I know and looking through there are so many more that I have read and tons more I haven't gotten to yet!

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  4. I love fairy tale retellings, and I've read a lot on your list. But I'll be checking out the others too!

    My TTT

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  5. I have The Shadow Queen out from the library right now. Hoping to get to it soon. I still need to get to the rest of the Lunar Chronicles series. Great list!

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    1. Gasp! Yes finish the Lunar Chronicles! LOVED them! Hope you enjoy Shadow Queen, aren't the end pages beautiful!

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  6. This is a great list! I have read and loved most of these, which makes me think that I need to check out the few that I haven't gotten to yet! i love fairy tale retellings :) great list!
    here's my TTT!

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    1. I hope you enjoy the new ones you've discovered!

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  7. I'm not really big on retellings,I think I've only read one...But this year I do want to start reading more. Thanks for this list, my TBR is growing! :D
    My TTT.

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    1. They aren't for everyone but they can be a lot of fun!

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  8. Several of these are on my TBR, the only ones I've read are Cinder and ACOTAR and I wasn't overly keen on either of those, but they piqued my interest enough to read the sequels, so hopefully those will be better.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/12/top-ten-tuesday-52/

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    1. I hope you enjoy more as the series go on!

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  9. YES!! I adore retellings and I've read several of these! Cruel Beauty and ACOTAR are two of my favorites! :D

    Here are my Top Ten!

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    1. Hehe Beauty & the Beast is never wrong!

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  10. I love retellings but for some reason don't read them a lot. These look pretty good so maybe I'll pick them up soon. Awesome picks :)

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    1. Thanks! And yeah I have a ton of some books in different categories I mean to read more of but....don't for some reason. Good luck to us both in doing better!

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  11. Retellings are the best, I love them so much. The Wrath and the Dawn is so good and the Lunar Chronicles is such a fun series. Great list this week!

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    1. I know I'm counting down the day to the Rose and the Dagger! After finishing the audiobook I was in shock and needed more!

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  12. This is an unusual and interesting approach to the topic. Someone could probably put together a list of retellings/spinoffs of Pride and Prejudice alone! My TTT.

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    1. This is very true! I could have probably did one list on each (B&B, Snow, Cinderella, etc) if I really thought about it :)

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  13. I'm happy to see Thorn on the list. I loved that book. I totally agree with your other choices, too. I love a good retelling! Great list!

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    1. I know it was one of those titles I didn't know much about going into it but it was such a good read!

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  14. I love retellings, but haven't necessarily read a ton of them! Mine always seem to be more extremely loosely based retellings (like Broken by Lauren Layne which is sort of Beauty and the Beast-esque, and Secret Catch by Cassie Mae and Jessica Salyer which has a very faint Romeo and Juliet feel). I'll have to check some of these out, I've heard fantastic things about the first 3 on your list!

    My TTT.

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    1. Yes there are even more of those out there as well! The list can be never ending!

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