Monday 10: Of Favourite Fairy Tale Retellings

Monday 10 is a post where I share a list of 10 bookish items based on a theme, subject, idea, fancy, etc.
Note: I put 3 asterisks beside the titles I have read and recommend. I have not read all of the books I put in these lists, so be sure to check them all out!

I have neglected this website a lot in the past two months for different reasons. The most important one is that seem to suddenly have difficulties reading long books, almost nothing can retain my attention. So I mostly just read bits and pieces here and there, or short stories online, or, best of all, fairy tales. So I thought I could make this Monday's list on my most loved fairy tale retellings.

* 10 Fairy Tale Retellings that I've Loved or Find Interesting *
There are far more I want to read eventually, including the marvelous work on Robin McKinley .

Happy Monday!


  1. I've read some of these--Wildwood Dancing, The Goose Girl & Ella Enchanted. :) I'll have to try some of the others; they sound interesting.

  2. These all look wonderful! I've had 'Ice' on my to-read list for awhile now. I studied 'The Bloody Chamber' in first year University... I love Angela Carter's writing.

  3. Just added most of these to my reading list, wonderful post!

  4. Great list! I can't say I liked Briar Rose (even though I like Jane Yolen), but I read some of the other ones and liked them a lot :)

    BTW, I ordered "The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making" and I AM IN LOVE. I just finished it yesterday - it's totally one of my favorite books now. My favorite scene is probably the bath house with Lye. Such beautiful writing. Thank you for reviewing it - I would never have known it existed if it wasn't for you!

  5. Robin McKinley is a must! She's one of my absolute favorite authors. Beauty should be considered (the kind of companion to Rose Daughter)