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Friday, December 23, 2011

2012 Fairy Tales Retold Challenge

Hi, everyone! Time for another 2012 Reading Challenge!!

I absolutely love fairy tales, so I was very excited to find this challenge being hosted by Debz at Debz Bookshelf.

Here are the details copied from Debz's blog:

2012 Fairy Tales Retold Challenge


• It goes from January 1st 2012 to December 31st 2012

• To sign up, use the form at the end of this post!

• You can sign up any time from now until June-ish

• I would love you forever if you would follow me, and if you're interested in fairy tales, then you'd probably find my blog interesting anyway!

What Counts

Any retelling at all, or original fairy tales. When I say original fairy tales, I mean books that include many elements of many fairy tales, but aren't actually based on any fairy tales. Some examples are The Princess Bride by William Goldman or Princess Academy by Shannon Hale (BEST BOOK EVER!) Basically a book that should have a fairy tale based on it, but it's too late for it to be the other way around.


All you need is a desire to read fairy tales, and preferably a way to post reviews. Whether it be a blog, Goodreads, or Amazon, it doesn't matter.


3 books - Peasant
6 books - Fairy
9 Books - Witch
12 books - Princess
15 books - Dragon

Posting Reviews

At the end of each month I'll have a link-up post for any reviews you've done that month. No one is required to post reviews, I just want to see what you think!

So go ahead and sign up! If you have any more questions, let me know!

If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I am aiming for Peasant Level (3 books).


I am going to keep track of my progress below (here are some of the books in my TBR pile that would be suitable for this challenge; I will link-up my reviews as I go):
  1. Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
  2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles, Book 1) 
  3. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer 
  4. Matchless: A Christmas Story by Gregory Maguire 
  5. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce (Fairytale Retellings, Book #1)
  6. Princess Academy by Shannon Hale (Princess Academy, Book #1)
  7. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire (Wicked Years, Book #1)


  1. What a great challenge... but then I'm biased as my book is a retelling of Snow White... ; }

  2. Thanks for signing up! I like your choices (especially Princess Academy!)
    I hope you have as much fun participating as I will have hosting it!


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