Challenge: The 2016 Retelling Challenge

Hello Readers

In planning ahead for some fun stuff to do on my blog for 2016, I came across this challenge hosted by Mel at The Daily Prophecy .  I just recently started following her blog and  I love Mel’s posts about books, her bingo cards, challenges, and she seems to have a few giveways going on too, so feel free to check out her blog if you haven’t already.

Level I’m Aiming For:

kuma lisa

Retelling Challenge 2016

If you don’t like fairy tale retellings, other retellings are also allowed – mythology, folklore, classics, and so on.

Since this is my  first time doing this challenge, and since the few retellings I have read aren’t super interesting, I am going to reign myself in and not try for the highest level.  Plus, I want to aim for an average of maximum two retellings per month so as to have time for other books.

Here are the challenge levels (from Mel’s blog):

There are 6 different levels you can aim for:

-Enchanted Moura: 1 – 4 books.Retelling Challenge Goose Girl
-Goose Girl: 5 – 9 books.
-Evil Queen: 10 – 15 books.
-Wise princess: 16 – 20 books.
-Kuma Lisa: 21 – 25 books.
-Cheshire cat: 26+ books

I think I will be able to read 21 – 25  retellings quite easily if I pace myself because they can get a bit much after a time which is why I have chosen a mixture of retellings.

Here are the books I plan to read for this challenge. As usual, I may deviate, if a new release pops up or I come across one that I just can’t resist, or simply because I hate rigidity! 🙂


That’s it for the Retelling Challenge 2016! I will also be joining the Goodreads Reading Challenge. Which challenges are you planning to take part in ?


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7 thoughts on “Challenge: The 2016 Retelling Challenge

  1. Welcome to the challenge! I hope you get to read a lot of good retellings. You’ve definitely listed a few I absolutely love [Lunar Chronicles, Wrath and the dawn, A court of thorns and roses] and some I can’t wait to read [A thousand nights,The shadow queen, Assassin’s heart]

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    1. Thanks Mel. I thought it sounded like a really cool challenge. I’m especially looking forward to reading Assassin’s Heart and The Lunar Chronicles. I read the first paragraph for Assassins’s heart and it sounds interesting. Can’t wait to get started. 🙂


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