I am hoping to achieve BADASS SANTA level which is the person who achieves the most amount of points during the readathon so I may have gone overboard after Julia's announcement and bought ALL THE BOOKS (or made a wishlist for them for Overdrive/library) and have decided I will try to read as many as possible.
I really want YOU to participate in this readathon as well, so I am giving you a chance to win one of my favourite Diverse Retelling stories, THE STAR TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi! See the embedded tweet for your chance to win it!
— Jamie (@booksandladders) October 23, 2016
To Be Read
I am going to break them down by category, but please note that some of them fit into more than one category (which makes these ones even more awesome).
Diverse Retellings Published in 2016
- BEAST by Brie Spangler — Retelling of Beauty and the Beast, LGBTQIA
- CHAR by Kristina Wojtaszek — Retelling of Hansel and Gretel, POC Protagonist
- FAIREST by KS Trenton — Retelling of Sleeping Beauty, LGBTQIA
- MARIAN by Ella Lyons — Retelling of Robin Hood, LGBTQIA
- NORA AND KETTLE by Lauren Nicolle Taylor — Retelling of Peter Pan, POC Protagonist
- THE FORBIDDEN WISH by Jessica Khoury — Retelling of 1001 Nights, POC Protagonist/Non-Western
Protagonists of Colour
- A THOUSAND NIGHTS by E.K. Johnson — Retelling of 1001 Nights, POC Protagonist/Non-Western
- A WHOLE NEW WORLD by Liz Braswel — Retelling of Aladdin, POC Protagonist/Non-Western
- OF METAL AND WISHES by Sarah Fine — Retelling of Phantom of the Opera, POC Protagonist
- STREET LOVE by Walter Dean Myers — Retelling of Romeo and Juliet, POC Protagonist
- SHADOWS ON THE MOON by Zoe Marriot — Retelling of Cinderella, POC Protagonist
- THE SUMMER OF CHASING MERMAIDS by Sarah Ockler — Retelling of Little Mermaid, POC Protagonist
- WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON by Grace Lin — Retelling of The Wizard of Oz, POC Protagonist/Non-Western Influences
- LOVE IN A TIME OF GLOBAL WARMING by Francesa Lia Block — Retelling of The Odyssey, LGBTQIA
- SONG OF ACHILLES by Madeline Miller — Retelling of The Iliad, LGBTQIA
- THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE by Neill Gaiman — Retelling of Sleeping Beauty, LGBTQIA
- ASH by Malinda Lo — Retelling of Cinderella, LGBTQIA
Non-Western Stories and Myths
- RAMAYANA by Daljit Nagra — Retelling of Ramayana, POC Protagonist/Non-Western
Published by a Small Publisher
There are a lot of other choices of books on the initial blog post, but I have read them so you will have to check out Julia's blog to see what else you can read! There are so many fantastic books on this list and I highly recommend participating! If you're not participating, wish me luck below to get as many points as I possibly can!!