Hey guys,

Been mega busy at college cannot believe I have four weeks left and then I am finished FOREVER. Well… anyway I will blog on that a bit later but today I decided to share with you one of the reading challenges I am doing on goodreads. In my 101 things in 1001 days post I stated that one of my goals was to complete a reading challenge. I tried last year I really did. I was so close to finishing only one more book left but I couldn’t do it. I didn’t even manage to read 50 books last year how disappointing was that. But this year was going to be different. So I signed up to a couple of reading challenges on some groups in goodreads and I am trying to finish them. I love reading challenges as they really get you thinking about the kind of books you read. I also love fairy tales so this seemed kind of appropriate.

Hansel and Gretel – Finished 31/12/2016

  • Read original Brother’s Grimm tale  – Hansel and Gretel, The Brother’s Grimm
  • Read a retelling – A Tale Dark and Grimm, Adam Gidwitz
  • Read a book that has twins – Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare
  • Read a book with a character who is close with their siblings – The Darkest Part of The Forest, Holly Black
  • Read a book that has witches in it – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, C.S Lewis

Rumpelstiltskin

  • Read original Brother’s Grimm tale – Rumpelstiltskin, Brothers Grimm
  • Read a retelling – Rumplestiltskin, Jenni James
  • Read a book about pregnancy/birth
  • Read a book with a gold cover – Goldstrike, Matt Whyman
  • Read a book with a greedy character – Split, Stefan Petrucha

The Little Mermaid

  • Read original Hans Christian Anderson tale – The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Anderson
  • Read a retelling
  • Read a book with mermaids
  • Read a book that takes place near water – The Woman in Black, Susan Hill
  • Read a book with a blue cover – The Death Cure, James Dashner

Rapunzel

  • Read original Brother’s Grimm tale – Rapunzel, Brothers Grimm
  • Read a retelling – Cress, Marissa Meyer
  • Read a book with a tower on the cover or in the book – IBoy, Kevin Brooks
  • Read a book in which a character has long hair
  • Read a book that has a character locked away – The Maze Runner, James Dashner

Little Red Riding Hood – Finished 10/04/2017

  • Read original Brother’s Grimm tale – Little Red Riding Hood, Brother’s Grimm
  • Read a retelling – Scarlet, Marissa Meyer
  • Read a book with a red cover – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, JK Rowling and Newt Scamander
  • Read a book about betrayal or cheating – The Scorch Trials, James Dashner
  • Read a book in which the main character is sick – The Kill Order, James Dashner

Snow Queen

  • Read original Hans Christian Anderson tale – The Snow Queen, Hans Christian Anderson
  • Read a retelling
  • Read a book about somewhere cold
  • Read a book with a white cover
  • Read a book with snow on the cover

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

  • Read original Brother’s Grimm tale – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Brother’s Grimm
  • Read a retelling
  • Read a book about a girl with black hair
  • Read a book about animals – Dog Days, Jeff Kinney
  • Read a book about poison – Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

Twelve Dancing Princesses

  • Read original Brother’s Grimm tale – The Twelve Dancing Princesses, The Brother’s Grimm
  • Read a retelling
  • Read a book about dancing
  • Read a book with a shoe on the cover
  • Read a book about a dancer The Time of my Life, Patrick Swayze

The Ugly Duckling

  • Read original Hans Christian Anderson tale – The Ugly Duckling, Hans Christian Anderson
  • Read a coming of age book
  • Read a book with a river/sea on the cover
  • Read a book in which the main character is unattractive
  • Read a book about adoption

Beauty and the Beast

  • Read original
  • Read a retelling
  • Read a book with a rose on the cover
  • Read a book with magic – Inside the Magic Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Ian Nathan
  • Read a book about a bookworm

Aladdin

  • Read original
  • Read a retelling – Aladdin, Disney
  • Read a book that has magic in it
  • Read a book that features a genie
  • Read a book that features a magic lamp

The Arabian Nights

  • Read original
  • Read a retelling
  • Read a book that takes place in the Middle East or India
  • Read a book that takes place in South Asia
  • Read a book that was set in the Islamic golden age

Cinderella

  • Read original
  • Read a retelling –  Cinder, Marissa Meyer
  • Read a book with a castle on the cover or in the book
  • Read a book in which the main character has step sisters
  • Read a book with a prince

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

  • Read original
  • Read a book in which the main character has blonde hair
  • Read a book that takes place in the forest/wilderness
  • Read a book with bears in it or on the cover
  • Read a book with  a female character –  After You, Jojo Moyes

Jack and the Beanstalk

  • Read original
  • Read a retelling
  • Read a book about giants
  • Read a book in which the main characters name starts with J
  • Read a book with trees, flowers or a green cover

Robin Hood

  • Read original
  • Read a retelling
  • Read a book with a thief in it
  • Read a book in which a character knows archery
  • Read a book that is set in the medieval period

Sleeping Beauty

  • Read original
  • Read a retelling
  • Read a book with woods on the cover
  • Read a book about dragons
  • Read a book in which the main character can talk to animals – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Original Screenplay, J.K Rowling

The Three Little Pigs

  • Read original – The Three Little Pigs, Nursery Rhymes of England
  • Read a book about farmers
  • Read a book about bullying – The Last Straw, Jeff Kinney
  • Read a book with an animal on the cover or has a character who is vegetarian – A Street Cat Named Bob, James Bowen
  • Read a dystopian book – The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, Becky Chambers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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