In 2019, I participated in the Retellings Reading Challenge over @cornerfolds.com. Unfortunately, Tracy didn’t host the retelling challenge in 2021, so I decided to create my own personal retelling challenge.
I chose to read these ten books…
Out of the original ten, I read these six books…
Plus I read these additional 7 retellings, making my total number of books read for this challenge 13.
1. Of Beast and Beauty by Chanda Hahn - Review - 2.5-3*** 2. Nottingham: The True Story of Robynhood by Anna Burke - Review - 4**** 3. Vasilisa (Old Rus #1) by Julie Mathison - Review - 4**** 4. Red Wolf by Rachel Vincent - Review - 4-4.5 **** 5. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman - Review - 4**** 6. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle - Review - 4**** 7. For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten - Review - 4**** 8. Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas - Review - 4**** 9. Love in the Wild: A Tarzan Retelling by Emma Castle - Review - 2.5-3*** 10. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik - Review - 3*** 11. Cold Hearted by Serena Valentino - Review - 4**** 12. Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones - Review - 3*** 13. Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales by Soman Chainani - Review - 4.5****
I’m satisfied with my results but unfortunately missed some important original choices. After beginning Circe and East, I ended up putting those back down because they just didn’t grab me–even after making it a third of the way through East. These will just have to be added back on for 2022. One other thing, the titles read in 2021 were somewhat mediocre. None of them came out to be five-star reads for me, except for Beasts and Beauty by Soman Chainani, which I rated four and a half stars. That was my highest-rated retelling for 2021.
So, that’s the end of the Retelling Challenge for 2021. It was fun, and because it looks like Tracy won’t be hosting the challenge for 2022 again, I’ll be creating my own sometime this week so I can start all over again.
How did you do on your challenges this year? Let’s chat!