I’m so glad that Carl’s Once Upon a Time Challenge has started. I have been looking forward to it since weeks. Every since I have finished Robin McKinley’s Chalice and was in the mood to read more fairy tale retellings and fantasy.
If you want to know the details of the challenge, do please visit Carl’s blog. You have different challenge levels and four genres to choose from: Fairy tales, Folklore, Mythology and Fantasy. The challenge runs from March 21st to June 19th. There will be two readalongs as well. The first one in April – Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn, the second in May – Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere. I would love to join for Mistborn.
I will be busy in the next few months and so I decided to do The Journey which is only one book.
One reason why challenges are so much fun is the fact that one can make a list. Although I have only committed to one book, I may read more. I want to focus on fairy tale retellings and fantasy this year and here a few of my possible choices.
Ash by Malinda Jo
The Rose and the Beast by Francesca Lia Block
Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy
Solstice Wood by Patricia McKillip
Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley
The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffmann
How about you? What are you going to read?