Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want To Read


Top Ten Tuesday is a book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there is a different bookish topic and bloggers are asked to post their own top ten list based on the topic. This week is a listing of the Top Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want to Read. I’ve always loved fairy tales (Cinderella was my favorite movie growing up) and I really enjoy some of the fairy tale retellings that have been published. It is a fun, usually adult spin on a childhood dream. So below are some of my favorites I have read and ones I definitely want to read:

1. Fairy Tales series by Eloisa James

I have to say this is a great series of fairy tale retellings, especially if you like historical romance novels. I really liked the series.

2. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
51ZanRZ7R4LI LOVED THIS BOOK! Great read and I definitely recommend. Can’t wait for #2 in the series to come out next year!

3. Atlantis Rising by Gloria Craw
71mccBs4q+LI’m not sure if Atlantis really counts as “fairy tales” but if we’re going to liberally use the term then I guess it counts. I read this book recently and really enjoyed it!


1. Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer

I’ve heard a lot of good things about this series and I currently own the first and third book. I can’t wait to dive in, just have to find time to fit them in! As a side note, the last picture (Winter) is being released this fall.

2. Wicked series by Gregory Maguire

I own the first book in this series, I had started it a long time ago and never finished it (like 8 years ago at least, maybe more). I am a massively huge fan of the musical that was inspired/based on the first book though and I recently discovered that it became a series so I am looking forward to reading all 4 of these books. Gregory Maguire also has some other fairy tale retellings I would like to check out, including Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister and After Alice.

Any suggestions? 

So that’s mostly it! There are just so many options for fairy-tale retellings that it is hard to narrow it down. One thing I realized while compiling this list is that I haven’t really ever seen a good retelling of The Little Mermaid. Does anyone have any suggestions for books like that? I would love to hear about them! Also let me know if you think I’ve missed any really great fairytale retellings. This is one of my favorite genres so I would love to add some of these to my TBR list!

Happy reading!

13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want To Read

  1. I do not know if I really want to read The Wrath and the Dawn and if it deserves the hype or not. Or if most people just did not know the story behind the 1001 nights stories and that is why they love this book so much.
    But seeing it on those lists so often this week does push it quite a big higher on my list.
    If you find a good retelling for the little mermaid that is actually good, please write something about it because i really want to read that as well. Thank you 🙂
    Fantastic list 🙂

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