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. Books read for the challenge are crossed out.
- Shadowsong by S Jae-Jones
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
- Ragnarök (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
- The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) by Renée 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
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. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
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!