For 2021, I am hosting a reading challenge! Since I write and love to read fairytale retellings, I decided to make that the theme for the challenge. 🙂
The challenge is pretty simple. Each month has a fairytale assigned to it, and you can choose any retelling of that fairytale to read for that month, or read the original fairytale. If you are feeling ambitious, you can read both. 🙂
Feel free to share the graphic on social media with #fairytalereadingchallenge. I’ve also created a printable bookmark with all the prompts which you can find below.
I’ll be participating in the #unreadshelfchallenge again this year (more about this to come in another post), and I’ve selected mostly unread books I have on my shelf for this challenge. Here are my picks:
January – Unbirthday by Liz Braswell (Alice in Wonderland)
February – A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer, Rebel Rose by Emma Thieriault (Beauty and the Beast)
March – Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson (Peter Pan)
April – Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik, The Wish Granter by CJ Redwine (Rumplestiltskin)
May – Entwined by Heather Dixon Wallwork, House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig (The Twelve Dancing Princesses)
June – Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay, A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan (Sleeping Beauty)
July – Part of Your World by Liz Braswell (The Little Mermaid)
August – Hood by Jenny Elder Moke, Sherwood by Meagan Spooner (Robin Hood)
September – Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George (Red Riding Hood)
October – The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad, The Stolen Kingdom by Bethany Atazedeh (Aladdin)
November – Enchanted by Alethea Kontis (The Frog Prince)
December – Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige, Conceal, Don’t Feel by Jen Calonita (The Snow Queen)
If you’re looking for books to fill a specific prompt, check out the Epic Reads list and the Fairytale Central list for some more options.
What about you? What fairytale retellings are you planning on reading this year? Let me know in the comments!