Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Fairy Tale Retelling Holiday Gift Giving Guide


Happy Tuesday and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!  This weeks topic is a Holiday Gift Giving Guide freebie - mine will focus on must-read fairy tale retellings.  Here we go, in alphabetical order by title:


Cinder by Marissa Meyer


The Dark Realm by Anthea Sharp


Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine


Enchanted by Althea Kontis


The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley


Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson


Splintered by A.G. Howard


Strings by David Estes


A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz


The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh


Have you read any of the books on my "guide" this week?  Are there any others you would add?  What's on your gift giving guide this week?  As always, thanks very much for visiting my blog, and perhaps even commenting.

62 comments:

  1. I really love fairy tale retellings, though I do not read them often. Cinder though? I am very intrigued by. Plus I love beautiful covers and that one is great. Very nice compilation!

    My TTT: http://allthebookblognamesaretaken.blogspot.com/2016/11/top-ten-tuesday_28.html

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    1. Cinder is a fantastic sci-fi retelling - the whole series is! :)

      Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Oh wow! Fairy tale retellings are one of my favourite things! I shall check out the books I haven't read on your list. :-)

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  3. Ooh these look fun, and for someone into fairy tale retellings this is a great list. I don't usually read them but even I've been kinda interested in Splintered, mainly due to that awesome cover. And I love the look of Peter and the Starcatchers- that one looks great!

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    1. If you can listen to Peter and the Starcatchers, you should definitely try it that way. :)

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  4. Great list! I love fairy tale retellings but hardly ever read them. I do own Cinder though and really want to read Ella Enchanted and Splintered too.

    My TTT

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    1. Ella Enchanted is a real classic! I hope you enjoy them, Lauren. :)

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  5. I love fairy tale retellings but I hardly ever read them. I think I have all of these on my TBR list though and I really can't wait to read them.
    Here's my Top 10 Tuesday post

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    1. Good luck and Happy reading!

      Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I've read Cinder, Enchanted, and The Wrath and the Dawn. I love retellings. I really need to read more!

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  7. I just downloaded A Tale Dark and Grimm from OverDrive and curious about Wrath and the Dawn. Peter and the Starcatchers has been on my to-read list forever. Great take on this week's Top 10 list!

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    1. I bet A Tale Dark and Grimm would be great on audio! Happy reading and thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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  8. I loved Cinder and The Wrath and the Dawn so much!! Great list!

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  9. Some great looking books. I read Cinder and loved it.
    sherry @ My TT

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      Thanks for sharing. :)

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  10. Yesss! I want to shove Splintered on everyone! <3

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  11. Wonderful choices. Gosh I still need to read Splintered. I feel like I've owned it forever and I haven't read it yet. 😬

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    1. Thanks! You definitely need to try it, Erin!

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  12. Great minds think alike - I did a list of Fairytale retellings this week, too! And, even more awesome, we've only got one book in common: The Dark Realm. I am so thrilled to find someone else that read that book! Anyway, I'm off to check out some of your recommendations.

    If you'd like to visit my list - my TTT.

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    1. Great minds definitely think alike! You're the only other blogger I've run into who's read the book - a good friend randomly stumbled upon it and recommended it after falling in love with it! Happy reading and thanks for sharing, Amy!

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  13. Hey Lauren! Great picks! I'm pleased to say I haven't hear of all of your books you listed! I have some researching to do. :D

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    1. Hi guys! Thanks for coming over! I think you'll have to check these out. :)

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  14. Ella Enchanted is one of those books I recommend to everyone! I remember staying up after my bed time with a flashlight under my covers reading this book. I never wanted to put it down! The Sister's Grimm series is another favorites of mine, though it's been ages and I never finished it. I have plans to go through them all again sometime since they are so dear to me. Great list!

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    1. I know! :)

      I've only read the first Sister's Grimm book, but I really think I should continue the series.

      Thanks for coming over, Sam!

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  15. Oo! I've enjoyed the Lunar Chronicles and Ella Enchanted is a new fave of mine. :) It's so spunky and funny!

    I will have to check out some of these as I've never seen them and they look interesting!

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  16. Great choices here. I want to read The Wrath and The Dawn
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    1. Thanks! I hope you get the chance to try it! :)

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  17. I've been looking into reading more re-tellings; this is a great help! :)

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    1. Definitely a good place to start for sure! :)

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  18. I love fairy tale retellings! Cinder is awesome. The Wrath and the Dawn and Peter and the Starcatchers are on my TBR, I never thought of The Wrath and the Dawn as a fairy tale retelling before, but it totally is one, isn't it?! Bumping it up the TBR pile!

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  19. OMGOSH ELLA ENCHANTED IS MY JAAAAM! I literally love that book so much. The movie tore it to shreds IMHO. I haven't heard of very many of these retellings, thanks for sharing these with me!!

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    1. I didn't read the book until quite a while after I saw the movie - and you're definitely right! :)

      Thanks for visiting, Kaeley!

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  20. A great list, Lauren! I have a few on my wish list that I hope to read someday. I think I may have a copy of Ella Enchanted and I know I have Cinder. I had hoped to read that this year, but it didn't work out. Next year for sure!

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  21. The Wrath and the Dawn is one of my favourite re-tellings. I absolutely adored the connection between Shazi and Khalid. Those two are OTP material.

    - Lois @ My Midnight Musing

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  22. Great list! I really liked the first Sisters Grimm book, I should go back and read the rest of the series.

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  23. I love Cinder and Ella Enchanted. I have the orhers on my TBR must get to them soon

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  24. I love, love, love fairytale retellings. I actually think I need to read more. I haven't heard of Strings, but I'm intrigued by the cover. Nice list, Lauren!

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    1. Strings is a Pinocchio YA sci-fi retelling. First Pinocchio retelling I've read but it was quite good!

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  25. Oh I love retellings. I've had Cinder on my tbr list for way too long.

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  26. Fairy tales = one of my favorite genres! Someday I am so reading Cinder and I also have Enchanted as well as Splintered on my shelf. It's been years, but Ella Enchanted is another favorite. :)

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland, Lauren.

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    1. Same here! :)

      Thanks for visiting my blog too!

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  27. I haven't read any of these but I have a lot of them on my TBR!

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  28. Loved Splintered! And I so need to read Cinder!

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    1. Cinder is so much fun! I hope you'll enjoy it!

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  29. Such a wonderful list! I've been meaning to get to Splintered for a while now! And The lunar Chronicles is on top of my reading list!

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  30. I ADORE The Wrath and The Dawn, and even though Cinder wasn't my favourite, TLC was a really good series as well. I'm dying to read A.G.Howard's books (they haven't released in my country. Sigh)

    Have a great day!

    Aditi @ http://athousandwordsamillionbooks.blogspot.in/

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    1. Maybe A.G. Howard's books will come out soon where you are. :)

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