Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Fairy Tale Retellings

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.

It's Tuesday! That means another list. Another top ten. The topic today is fairy tale retellings. I actually did this one as a choose your own topic on May 24, 2014. But I can also list fairy tales I want to be retold and/or fairy tales I love. So I'm going to split this up. I'm featuring a few of the retellings I love, fairy tales I want retold, and ones I love. Because I'm featuring some of the ones I've loved that are retellings there will be duplicates to the list on May 24, 2014. Note - my pictures are just a few of the book covers I've got of the fairy tale retellings. 

Fairy Tale Retellings I LOVE:

1. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine - This is STILL my favorite of all of the retellings I've ever read. It's one that I've read over and over and still enjoy. It's a retelling of Cinderella.

2. Beauty by Robin McKinley - This one hit last week's list for the book nerds, but it is also the best Beauty & the Beast retelling I've read.

Fairy Tales I WANT Retold:

3. Rumpelstiltskin
4. The Elves and the Shoemaker
5. Snow White & Rose Red
6. The Princess and the Pea
7. Chicken Little
8. Steadfast Tin Solider

Fairy Tales I LOVE:
9. The Six Swans
10. Rapunzel

I found a list on Wikipedia of a TON of fairy tales. 


  1. Ella Enchanted is a sweet, charming story! I vaguely remember reading it after seeing the movie years ago and I still have my copy today. Perhaps that means a re-read is in order. Reading Beauty is a must for me. I see it "everywhere" this week with the TTT lists, and am sure, that's for a good reason. :)

  2. Beauty is my favorite Beauty and the Beast retelling as well. You should check out Juliet Marillier's take on the tale, Heart's Blood.

  3. I love Rumpelstiltskin! it is one of my favorite fairytales! I would love to see some retellings on this one! :)


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