Top Ten Tuesday

August 4, 2015 Guilty Pleasures, Top Ten Tuesday 10

toptentuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
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 August 4:

Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want To Read (or you could do fairytales I want to be retold or fairytales I love)

I absolutely love, love, love this book. The cover is also amazing! Looking back at my review, I’m surprised I only gave it 4 stars. I’ve remembered this one for the last two years!

While this is an erotic book (completely) I think many would enjoy this retelling. It is quite different from many of the Sleeping Beauties out there and as such possesses its own uniqueness that sets it apart from the other retellings. But you have to enjoy reading erotica to enjoy this.

This one was a bit more difficult for me. Alice in Wonderland has always been one of my favorites but the way this one was done pretty much threw me off. Book one was good but I lost the feeling for the series very early on. Even so, I admit to wanting to read the rest of the series. Maybe after taking so much time off from it I will have gained more perspective… maybe.

A Sci Fi twist on a fairy tale retelling! Not something that happens often, that’s for sure!

Another interesting twist on Cinderella!


Haven’t read but want to read:


AliceinZombielandbyGenaShowalterSpelledWicked Cinder

Completely unforgivable I know! Some of these have been out for so long! Alice in Zombieland I actually have sitting on my bookshelf collecting dust! My Name is Rapunzel I saw long before it was published and still have not read it. Wicked is also on my bookshelf, the gorgeous hardcover, and my daughter tells me every year that I really need to read this but for some reason I can never get into it. I have picked it up a few times, just haven’t stayed involved. I just came upon Spelled and that looks exciting but Cinder has been on my TBR forever also. Sooner or later I’ll get to these fabulous books!

What about you? What’s your favorite fairytale retelling? Do you have books sitting there just waiting to be read also?

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10 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday”

  1. Kristi

    I just love that Spelled cover, I think it looks like such a fun book! I haven’t read Splintered yet, but it sounded interesting. Cinder was great, I just need to make the time to get to the rest of the series. 🙂 Great list!
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    • Christina

      You’re right! I haven’t seen it on anyone’s list! Surprising since it was such a great twist of a tale. And the cover is so alluring without being IN YOUR FACE! I have to admit Sci Fi is not my fav but I was thinking of picking it up again just to re-read.

      • Selah

        The companion book, Spinning Starlight, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Wild Swans, is due out 10/4/15! 🙂

        • Christina

          Oh! That’s exciting! I will have to re-read it soon then! Just found it on Goodreads. Yet another gorgeous cover! Wow!

  2. Kim

    I never heard of My Name is Rapunzel, but the cover is beautiful. You really should read Cinder. It took me a little while to get into the sci-fi part of it, but once I adjusted, I loved it. Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting Bookworm Book Reviews! Happy reading!
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    • Christina

      Buying Cinder soon so I can join the read along! Super excited to finally get to it.