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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Beauty 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.
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.