2019 Retellings Reading Challenge #Retellings #Reading Challenge #2019ReadingChallenge

I love retellings and what better way to catch up on the stacks of retellings I’ve had waiting on my shelf than to join this reading challenge! I wasn’t planning on joining any reading challenges this year besides Goodreads, but I just couldn’t pass on this one.


I originally saw this on Kate’s blog @everywhere and nowhere. Be sure to check out her post because she has an entire reading lineup for this challenge to meet all categories! I was very impressed and inspired by her post.

The challenge is being hosted by Tracy@cornerfolds.com. if you’d like to sign up for this challenge, click the link provided.


  • This challenge will run from January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019.
  • Books must be read and reviewed in 2019. (You don’t have to review books to count towards your goal, but you do have to review them if you want them to count as giveaway entries.)
  • Audiobooks, e-books, re-reads, short stories, novellas, and graphic novels all count, and you can read adult, YA, and middle grade books for this challenge.
    It’s also totally fine to use books from this challenge to fulfill other reading challenges and vice versa.
  • ALL retellings count!
    You don’t have to be a book blogger to participate! You can link up and track your progress on Goodreads, Instagram, Youtube, or wherever you share books!
  • Sign up below with your post, shelf, etc. and leave a comment letting me know what your personal goal is.
  • Link up your reviews each quarter on the post provided! (Bookmark this page to make sure you don’t miss a link-up!)


Silent Assassin: 1-5 Retellings
Warrior Princess: 6-10 Retellings
Elemental Witch: 11-15 Retellings
High Fae: 16-20 Retellings
Fairest of them All: 21-25+ Retellings


Each block describes a book or type of retelling. For example, “Bronte or Austen” means that you can read a retelling of a book by one of the Bronte sisters or Jane Austen to complete that category. “Debut author” means that you can read any author’s debut book.

Getting BINGO (making a line vertically, horizontally, or diagonally on the card) will get you an additional 5 entries in the end of year giveaway!

If you get a Bingo blackout (filling the entire card), you get an additional 10 entries in the giveaway!

I’m aiming for Warrior Princess which is 6-10 retellings. I have no idea what the year might bring and don’t want to set the challenge too high and get stressed like I did last year. Here are some of the books I have in mind for this challenge and others I’ve added along the way. Books read for the challenge are crossed out.

  • Shadowsong by S Jae-Jones
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • RagnarΓΆk (Erik Storm) by Kai Mjaanes
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
  • The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
  • Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
  • Beauty by Robin McKinley
  • Geekerella by Ashley Poston
  • Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse by Jane Yolen
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  • The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
  • Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  • The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) by RenΓ©e Ahdieh
  • Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George
  • Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters #1) by Juliet Marillier
  • Mother Knows Best by Serena Valentini
  • Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer
  • Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly
  • Depravity by M.J. Haag
  • Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman

As I finish books, I’ll link them below. This post will be available on the home page if you’d like to see what books I’ve read.

1. Beauty by Robin McKinley - Review
2. Geekerella by Ashley Poston - Review
3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas- Review
4. Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer - Review
5. Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly - Review
6. Depravity by M.J. Haag - Review
7. Snow,Glass,Apples by Neil Gaiman - Review

My current bingo card…


What reading challenges are you doing this year? Do you enjoy retellings? Have any recommendations? Let me know in the comment section below!

πŸ’— Mischenko

55 thoughts on “2019 Retellings Reading Challenge #Retellings #Reading Challenge #2019ReadingChallenge

    1. How neat! You would already have a good start. I started going through retellings yesterday and I know I won’t be able to fill half of these squares. We’ll see though. I’m interested in how your retelling turns out! πŸ˜‰β€

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    1. That’s awesome! I know what you mean. I know I won’t do amazing on this challenge, but that’s okay. I’m looking forward to a more relaxed year. I know you love retellings so you’ll have to let me know if you have any recommendations! I’m not sure if any on my list are 500 pages lol. πŸ˜‰β€

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  1. This sounds like fun! I’d join, but I’m already doing the 2019 Popsugar Reading Challenge and that’s 50 books. But I will cheer you on! I just finished The Winter of the Witch last week and it’s so good!! I loved it. I’ll be reading Norse Mythology and Geekerella for two of my challenge prompts, so that’s funny!! I hope we both like them and do well on our challenges! ❀ xoxo

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    1. I thought so too, Steph! That’s cool that your doing the Popsugar Reading Challenge again. You nailed that one last year right? I’m glad everyone is loving The Winter of the Witch because I didn’t love the second book. It’s going to be fun comparing our reviews on those books! Good luck with yours! Can’t wait to see what all you read. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜ xoxo


      1. I enjoyed it last year, and yeah, I nailed it, woohoo! I think I’m reading my 5th book for the challenge right now, so I’m making good progress. Oh! I really enjoyed the second one, so I hope you enjoy the 3rd one, lol. Definitely listen to someone else then Haha! It will be fun! I think I’m going to do a post of what 50 books I’ve chosen for my challenge (I’ve still got to pick 2 for two tough prompts) and then mark them off as I read them. Then I’ll do a post at the end of the year like I did last year when, if, I complete it with my books because I might switch some, lol. Thanks! You too! ❀😘

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        1. The scheduling has always inspired me! I wanted to make a list and follow order, but I have huge issues with that. I went ahead and started Beauty, then made the mistake of stopping by the library with the kids this morning. πŸ˜‚ Too many books! Oh well, I will eventually try your idea! 😁 I’m excited and will watch out for your post! πŸ™‚β™₯️

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        2. I made the list year and mostly stuck with it but then I’d find a book or be reading an ARC that fit the prompt, so I’d go with that, lol. But I found that getting all 50 books set out the beginning of the year helped me stay on track. Too funny! The library is a dangerous but wonderful place! I’ll try to get it done soon! πŸ™‚


  2. Hi Mischenko – sounds like you will have fun with this challenge! It’s so funny because I was just talking with a work friend about retellings. She had recently read a retelling of Jane Eyre and told me how good it was. I’m looking forward to seeing your progress. Happy reading!

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  3. Love the idea of this challenge, and I’m looking forward to seeing your reviews! Retellings are a style I’ve been getting into lately. Probably years of reading Gregory Maguire have made me want to branch out.

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    1. Me too! I haven’t read anything by Gregory Maguire and need to. All the books I have in mind are books that have been on my TBR for too long. There were a few new additions as well though lol. Thanks! 😁

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  5. Scarlett Readz and Runz

    I like this, but it sounds intimidating at the same time. As it is, my tbr of new releases to review is so high that the year goes by and months seem like days and slip away. Every month I hope to squeeze in extras like this…perhaps next year. Sounds fun. Good luck πŸ™‚

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    1. I know what you mean! I was going to stay away from all challenges, but with so many retellings on my list, I thought this would work. You’re so right about months slipping away. My TBR is out of control as well. There is always next year too. Happy reading to you! β™₯️

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