Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly theme that is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Today's topic is a chose your own. So I got to thinking. Did I want to do a post of Disney songs? Or how about music that makes me happy? Or books waiting to be reviewed? Or books I've read so many times that they are falling apart? None of those ideas really caused me to go "Yes that one!" Well after much deliberation on it, I finally came up with one.
Top Ten Books that are Fairy Tale Retellings.
1. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine - by far the best retelling of Cinderella I've EVER read. I've loved it so much that my paperback copy that I'd had since my children's literature class in college finally fell apart and I was able to replace it with a hardcover from the library in one of their book sales for $1.00.
2. Beauty by Robin McKinley - my favorite retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I'm not sure when I discovered it, but it was probably in college sometime.
3. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier - a retelling of the Seven Swans. That was one of my favorite fairy tales growing up, and when I discovered this at the library one day, I was delighted.
4. Enchantment by Orson Scott Card - a retelling of Sleeping Beauty. I love the twist in this one of both modern and the past.
5. The Storyteller's Daughter by Cameron Dokey - a retelling of Arabian Nights. I still remember the day I checked this one out from the library. I had 10 books that all came in that day for me to check out! All of them were fairy tale retellings. Good thing I'm a fast reader!
6. The Crimson Thread by Suzanne Weyn - a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. I remember being fascinated with Rumpelstiltskin growing up.
7. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine - It's really more of a Snow White retelling than anything else. It's set in the same world as Ella Enchanted.
8. Fairest Beauty by Melanie Dickerson - a retelling of Snow White. This is the first one I read by Melanie but it certainly wasn't my last!
9. Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett - it's not an actual retelling of one fairy tale, but has elements of several in it. It's hilarious really.
10. The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson - A retelling of Sleeping Beauty. I really enjoyed this one, and I LOVE the cover.
So there's my top ten. What about you?