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Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Retellings I Absolutely Love

 

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is actually Books From My Favorite Genre (You pick the genre, and give us your ten faves.).  I read so many genres that I just couldn’t pick a favorite one, so I decided to tweak the topic a bit and share some of my favorite retellings instead since I’m just a sucker for a good retelling.  I also love all kinds of retellings, whether they’re fairytale retellings, retellings of classic novels, villain origin stories, or even historical retellings.  I’m even taking part in a Retellings Reading Challenge this year because I want to read even more of them than I already do.

 

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10 Retellings I Absolutely Love

 

1, THE LUNAR CHRONICLES by Marissa Meyer

(a fairytale retelling that features Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and Rapunzel)

 

2, HEARTLESS by Marissa Meyer

(An Alice in Wonderland retelling, specifically a villain origin story for the Queen of Hearts)

 

3, GEEKERELLA by Ashley Poston

(A super cute, modern Cinderella retelling that also celebrates fandoms)

 

4, SPEAK EASY, SPEAK LOVE by McKelle George

(A retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, set during the Prohibition Era)

 

5, TO KILL A KINGDOM by Alexandra Christo

(A Little Mermaid retelling)

 

6. SKY WITHOUT STARS by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell

(A sci-fi retelling of Les Miserables)

 

7. A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas

(A Beauty and the Beast fantasy retelling)

 

8. PRIDE by Ibi Zoboi

(A modern Pride and Prejudice retelling set in Brooklyn)

 

9. MY LADY JANE by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows

(A surprisingly humorous retelling set in Tudor England and featuring Lady Jane Grey, King Edward VI, and Lord Guildford Dudley)

 

10. PRIDE, PREJUDICE, AND OTHER FLAVORS by Sonali Dev

(A modern and gender-bent retelling of Pride and Prejudice, featuring an Indian American protagonist, and set in San Francisco)

 

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What are some of your favorite retellings?  Do we share any favorites?