Monday, March 28, 2011

Once Upon a Time Challenge

I've decided to enter the Once Upon a Time Challenge hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings. I love fairytale re-tellings and tend to gravitate towards them anyways, so why not add this to my list of challenges? This one is very simple and doesn't involve a lot of books.

The books that you can read are: fairytale re-tellings, fantasies, folklore, or mythology. There a lot of novels coming out with that theme so I figured I'm in. After looking at the list of "Quests" I am going with "Quest the First".

In this one, you must "Read at least 5 books that fit somewhere within the Once Upon a Time criteria. They might all be fantasy, or folklore, or fairy tales, or mythology…or your five books might be a combination from the four genres."

Here's a list of possible books that I might read:
  • Beastly by Flinn
  • When Rose Wakes by Golden
  • The Goddess Test by Carter
  • Dust City by Weston
  • Ash by Lo
  • Huntress by Lo
  • Another Pan by Nayeri
  • Mistwood by Cypress
  • Dark Mirror by Putney
  • Graceling by Cashore
  • Abandon by Cabot
So if fairytale re-tellings are your thing, I'd suggest you hop on over and sign up!


  1. I'd never heard of Dust City--it looks crazy good! I'm definitely adding that one to my list :)

  2. I'm doing this too! I have a monthly feature for fairytale retellings on my blog, and it seemed silly not to, really! Very excited about it :-)

  3. I love fairytale retellings. I haven't read any of those yet, but I have seen Red Riding Hood and thought it was a fantastic take on Little Red Riding Hood.

  4. Very cool challenge! I'm already doing this on my own though so I don't think I need to sign up for the reading. Good luck. :)

  5. Graceling and Ash were both very good books. :)

  6. Nice list! I've read Graceling, and it was great. But the others are all on my "To be read someday" list! Happy Reading!


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