Welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s theme is the top fairy tales I’d love to see retold, or retellings I’d love to read/have already read. All book covers from Goodreads.
Top Ten Retold Fairy Tales
1. Russian Lacquer, Legends, and Fairy Tales by Lucy Maxym
My mother bought me a used copy of this book at a library book sale and I read it front to cover many times over. I’d love to see any of these legends retold in the modern day.
2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I’ve seen this book on so many bloggers’ Top Ten lists that I feel like I must give it a try.
3. Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall by Bill Willingham
The first entry I read in the Fables series (which I never got to finish).
4. The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson
In elementary school, I borrowed a copy of The Little Mermaid from my school’s library. No one had told me that the original story was so much sadder than the Disney movie. I still think it’s such a beautiful story.
5. The Little Android by Marissa Meyer
Since I love The Little Mermaid so much, of course I would want to read a sci-fi retelling of this story! I had actually heard of this one before I’d heard of Cinder, although I hadn’t realized it had been written by Marissa Meyer at the time.
6. Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman
Definitely one of the most messed-up retellings I’ve ever read.
7. Castle Waiting by Linda Medley
A fantastic graphic novel story inspired by Sleeping Beauty!
8. In the Cities of Coin and Spice by Catherynne M. Valente
Inspired by the 1001 Arabian Nights.
9. The Rumpelstiltskin Problem by Vivian Vande Velde
Alternate retellings of Rumpelstiltskin!
10. Beauty by Sarah Pinborough
Another Sleeping Beauty adaptation.
What are your favorite retold fairy tales?
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