Retellings Reading Challenge

I absolutely love retellings, not that I need any excuse to read more books but I saw this challenge and decided that I definitely wanted to give it a go. I did mention it briefly in my round-up post of 2018 but I thought that I would try and get a reading list sorted so that I can hold myself accountable.

So in case you haven’t heard of the challenge before then you can head to the creator’s site at cornerfolds where you can find all the information and the sign up but here are the guidelines…


  • This challenge will run from January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019.
  • Books must be read and reviewed in 2019. (You don’t have to review books to count towards your goal, but you do have to review them if you want them to count as giveaway entries.)
  • Audiobooks, e-books, re-reads, short stories, novellas, and graphic novels all count, and you can read adult, YA, and middle grade books for this challenge.
  • It’s also totally fine to use books from this challenge to fulfill other reading challenges and vice versa.
  • ALL retellings count!
  • You don’t have to be a book blogger to participate! You can link up and track your progress on Goodreads, Instagram, Youtube, or wherever you share books!
  • Sign up below with your post, shelf, etc. and leave a comment letting me know what your personal goal is.
  • Link up your reviews each quarter on the post provided! (Bookmark this page to make sure you don’t miss a link-up!)
  • Silent Assassin: 1-5 Retellings
  • Warrior Princess: 6-10 Retellings
  • Elemental Witch: 11-15 Retellings
  • High Fae: 16-20 Retellings
  • Fairest of them All: 21-25+ Retellings
  • Each block describes a book or type of retelling. For example, “Bronte or Austen” means that you can read a retelling of a book by one of the Bronte sisters or Jane Austen to complete that category. “Debut author” means that you can read any author’s debut book.
  • Getting BINGO (making a line vertically, horizontally, or diagonally on the card) will get you an additional 5 entries in the end of year giveaway!
  • If you get a Bingo blackout (filling the entire card), you get an additional 10 entries in the giveaway!



I would love to complete the bingo card but since one of my goals this year is to not pressure myself I’m going to aim for at least three lines and then any more is a bonus.

I have managed to find a book for all the categories (only just) so here is what I’m hoping to read for this challenge…

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

The Enchanted Sonata by Heather Dixon Wallwork

Drown by Esther Dalseno

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart

Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

Circe by Madeline Miller

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Ragnarök by Kai Mjaanes

Peter Darling by Austin Chant

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith

Are any of you doing the challenge?



6 thoughts on “Retellings Reading Challenge”

  1. This looks like so much fun! I love retellings and I’m considering this challenge. I wasn’t going to do any reading challenges this year besides goodreads, but this looks too fun.

    Great choices! I loved Wintersong. Can’t wait to see how this turns out for you. Good luck! ❤

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