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I love fairytales. But for some reason, when I look at the list of fairy tales I have read I find that I haven’t actually read that many. It just so happens that in the last week or so I have been thinking about reading more fairytales, simply because I have been thinking more about the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge (I have a post on this to come) and there’s quite a few fairytales included on the list! My ‘Read’ list is kind of measly because I’m literally just listing all the ones I have read. I clearly haven’t read many.
So this week, I’ve decided to list my top five fairy tales (original and retold) that I have read, and the top five that are on my TBR list!
Top 5 Read Fairytales and Fairytale retellings.
1. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. This isn’t only one of my favourite fairytale retellings, it’s one of my favourite series of all time! The series includes retellings of cinderella, red riding hood, rapunzel and snow white! Definitely worth the read if you haven’t read it already (if you haven’t read it already, why?!)
2. Rapunzel by Brothers Grimm. Honestly, this differed so much from the typical Disney version we have all grown up knowing! The most exciting thing about reading this, was noticing the parallels between it and Cress, which is the third book in The Lunar Chronicles!
3. Beastly by Alex Flinn. I’ll admit that when I picked it up, I only picked it up because the latest Vanessa Hudgens movie was based off the book, however overall it was pretty enjoyable.
4. Snow White and Rose Red by Brothers Grimm. This wasn’t my favourite thing that I’ve read by Brothers Grimm (I haven’t read much) however it was somewhat enjoyable to read. Definitely found it interesting!
Top 5 TBR Fairytales and Fairytale retellings.
1. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. I have been meaning to read this for years now, but I definitely think that 2015 will be the year I pick it up!
2. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. I started this books a few months ago when it was released and had to put it down because I wasn’t in the mood for it. It’s inspired by 1001 Nights (does that count as a fairytale?) and as much as I wasn’t exactly enjoying my reading experience, I definitely want to give it a go.
3. Pinnochio by Carlo Collodi. This isn’t something I have been meaning to read for a long time, however when I saw it on the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge I immediately drew to it. I loved the Disney film growing up, and I’d love to know how the original story differed.
4. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson. Peter Pan is one of my all time favourite fairytales! I watched the movie adaption with Willa Holland last year at some point and really enjoyed it, and I reckon it would be a really easy going and great read!
5. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. I have heard from so many of my friends that this was one of their favourite stories growing up and I’ve never read it. I remember watching the Anne Hathaway movie at my third grade birthday party, but even then I didn’t know it was a book! Definitely want to read this at some point.
6. Sister’s Red by Jackson Pearce. I’ll be honest, I found this book less than an hour ago on a goodreads list, but already I am super intrigued!! There are incredibly mixed reviews, however it sounds like something I’d really like my own opinion on!
Have you read any of the books I listed below? I’d love to know what you thought of them! X