Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Fairytales and Fairytale Retellings I Want To Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish.

5 Fairytales I’m Interested In Reading

I always been interested in reading the the original fairytales as authors like The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Joseph Jacobs and Alexander Afansyey (to name a few) intended the stories to be told. I find it amazing these stories started out so dark and disturbing and have been adapted as children’s stories.

564309 Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm

This is a 730 page book of the Grimm Brothers fairytales. Contain something like 60 stories from the well known Cinderella, Repunzel, Snow-White, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red-Cap (Little Red Riding Hood) and Briar-Rose (Sleeping Beauty) and a heap of lesser known story’s like The Wedding of Mrs. Fox, Cat-Skin, The Seven Ravens – and literally like 50 others

If I was going to dive into classic fairytales I would start with this book.

 

24931721 Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie

I love Peter Pan and Neverland they’re both so magical! Plus I’ve heard (though I’m not certain) that there’s some weird things are involved in the original fairytale version. Like Peter actually murders the lost boys?? I might be 100% wrong but I think I’ve heard that.

<–That isn’t the English cover (if you hadn’t noticed) but the english covers where so boring and this one was so whimsical.

16669332 (1)Classic Fairy Tales by Hans Christain Andersen

This book contains 100 of Hans Christain Andersen’s most famous stories like The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea, The Snow-Queen and a trillion others.

Plus this hard cover is illustrated which would make it even more amazing to read.

 

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Vasilisa the Beautiful and Baba Yaga by Alexander Afansyey

Our English evil step mothers and evil queens have nothing on Baba Yaga (who is an a sorceress in old Russian folk lore). Apparently this story is amazing, Vasilisa is a cinderella-esk character who’s jealous step sisters send her to get fire wood from the Baba Yaga witch.

Alexander Afansyey wrote something like 600 Russian fairytales and folklore (I think). He is the author of the largest folklore collection ever (that one I know is true).

 

5784403Beauty and The Beast by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont

 

This book was published in 1740 and it’s still so relevant today!! That blows my mind. I’ve always been curious to see how much of this book is different then the story we all know and love.

 

 

 

5 Fairytale Retellings I want to get to

I love Fairytale retelling except I never seem to get to them there’s a whole list of ones I want to read but here are the top five.

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Sisters Red (Fairytale Retellings #1) by Jackson Pearce – Retelling of Little Red Riding Hood – I think this book sounds pretty kick ass – killing wolves and sister bonding!

Scarlet (Scarlet #1) by A. C. Gaughen –  Retelling of Robin Hood – I HAVE WANTED TO READ THIS BOOK FOR AGES and I swear I will one day!!! There’s just a mountain of books in front of it. About a girl posing as a man in Robin Hoods band of Merry Men.

Splintered (Splintered #1) by A. G. Howard – Retelling of Alice in Wonderland – Same as Scarlet I have wanted to read this for the longest time!!! It sounds so awesome. Alice maybe loosing her mind (or is she?!). Which after all this book makes sense since Alice from Alice in Wonderland is a bit cuckoo.

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and The Dawn #1) by Renee Ahdieh – Retelling of a story out of A Thousand and One Nights (sorry I don’t know which one) –  I honestly know next to nothing about A Thousand and One Nights except that’s the book Aladdin came from so I guess it must be good! The Wrath and The Dawn is like the It book right now. Ever one is raving about it, so of course I want to read it and get involved. Plus tons of people are saying it’s really, really good!

Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe #1) by Rosamund Hodge – Retelling of Beauty and The Beast – Everyone loves Rosamund Hodge’s books and I want to love them to! Plus Beauty and the Beast is one of my favourite fairytales so I’m sure I’d love this book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm an 20 year old uni student who majors in procrastinating. It's wonderful really - many a great read was read because of it.

16 Responses

  1. I have been reading a lot of fairytale retellings lately, so I am super excited to see a lot of these that I haven’t read yet. I recently read both of Rosamund Hodge’s retellings and they were amazing. I don’t know if you read it, bur A Court of Thorns and Roses is also a great Beauty and the Beast retelling.

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  2. I’ve been running around recommending The Wrath and Dawn to everyone who hasn’t read it because it’s so amazing
    It lived up to all the hype, IMO. You should totally read it! Hope you enjoy it as much as the rest of us! 🙂

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  3. I keep hearing about Sisters Red and i think i will give it a try sometime. It does sound very interesting. And i do love a book where sisters bond in a good way and not just fight.
    And The Wrath and the dawn… that book gets so much hype. I am so unsure if i really want to pick that up because of that. That is why i put A thousand nights on my list instead. That book gets a lot of talk too, but not as much rave as the Wrath… i am just very unsure about hyped up books.
    I wish you luck with reading all those original fairytales. I honestly have to say that i could not do that, i really can do not like those original versions. But maybe the english translations are better. Who knows? But i really do hope that you will enjoy them.
    Great list 🙂

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