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2016 Fairy Tale Reading List


To kick off my year of reading more, I have put together the first 6 books I want to read in 2016. My reading list is super long, so I had to really narrow it down to a theme: fairy tales!

Recently I've been drawn to the retelling of fairy tales. I think it all started with Wicked by Gregory Maguire. I thought it was so clever that he told the back story of the Wicked Witch of the West. I also haven't read, but watched the movie for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. It was what you'd think it would be: campy and bizarre, but an interesting plot. Who would have ever thought to put Abraham Lincoln and vampires together in one story?

I also never really realized until recently that I read a ton of horror when I was younger. I started reading Nancy Drew and Agatha Christie, but quickly moved onto Christopher Pike, V.C. Andrews, and Clive Barker. I guess I haven't changed and that is why some of these books are on my reading list. :)

So here is my list of the first 6 books I'll be reading in 2016 and the reasons why I chose each one.

The Golden Braid - I actually got this book as an advanced reader copy from the publisher. Not only is it a fairy tale retelling of Rapunzel, but it is Christian fiction. So for me, it is a win-win!

Fairest - I am a tad bit behind with The Lunar Chronicles, so this is next on my list. I had the privilege of meeting and hearing Marissa Meyer speak a few months ago at a book signing. She was great and such an inspiration to all of us Wrimos (NaNoWriMo writers). She wrote the entire series throughout NaNoWriMo. That is just too cool!

Alias Hook - A love story with Captain Hook. Have you seen him on Once Upon a Time? Enough said!

Alice in Zombieland - Kind of like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, so I thought it would be fun to put on my list. This is the first in the series. I hope it is good, because I am looking forward to reading the Queen of Zombie Hearts about the Queen of Hearts. Another villain book. I love me a villain, or two!

Making Marion - This was bought on a whim at my local Family Christian Store. I thought the premise sounded good and the cover is super cute, though I read a review that said it is sad. I'm not a fan of sad books, so we'll see about this one.

Dorothy Must Die - I have heard mixed reviews about this book. I started it a few months ago, but then I got sick and NaNo happened and I just forgot about it. I did like what I have read, so far.

Have you read any of these? Or do you have any suggestions on a really good fairy tale retelling story that I have to read?

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