Thursday, January 3, 2013

Reading Challenges for 2013: Part 2

Classic Double Challenge 2013 @ One Librarian's Book Reviews

Fairy tales/re-tellings are pretty much my favorite types of books, so I want to do better at reading the originals. I DO hope to actually get in a few actual Classic book sets to compare, too! NOT counting the fairy tale sets, I'm going for "Medium"(read 4 books-2 sets). I have serious hope that this year will be the one I finally read a Jane Austen book, and it will be pretty easy to find a re-telling I find interesting for her books.

Melissa has a couple of AMAZING lists put together full of classic books with re-tellings of some sort.

The Classic List

The Fairy Tale List

I've also mentioned how much I love Surlalune Fairy Tales. They have "original"(I've learned there's apparently lots of various original versions) fairy tales with annotations and all the re-tellings for that particular story.

Contentment Reading Challenge @ Seasons of Humility

There are several books on my shelf that I want/need to re-read. I'm going to go for "Floating" and attempt to re-read at least 5 books on my shelves. I participated in this challenge in 2011 and did so awful that I didn't participate last year. I have better hopes this time around!

Among them:

Entwined by Heather Dixon- I recently got to add a beautiful hardcover of this book to my shelves, and I can't wait to re-read it.
East by Edith Pattou
She's Got Issues by Nicole Unice
At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
and many, many more that I've read and loved!


  1. I'm so happy you're participating in the challenge again! :) I didn't do very well in 2011 either... I only re-read 3 books, and I was hosting the challenge! *sigh* I didn't participate last year, either. But I'm also hopeful for a better re-reading experience in 2013!

    I really want to re-read Entwined, as well! LOVED that book!

    East sounds great! I enjoyed East of the Sun, West of the Moon by Jessica Day George, but it didn't really "wow" me, you know? Is East more romantic, by chance? ;)


  2. I agree! I think I only gave 3 stars to George's, but East got 5 stars, and added to my favorites. The romance is actually VERY mild best I remember, but still sweet. I do still think you'd like it, though. :)

  3. Very interested in this Contentment Reading Challenge. That sounds like a great idea. You just made me want to re-read Entwined myself!

  4. Thanks for joining in the Classic Double Challenge again! I can't wait to see what books you read for it. And yeah for fairy tales and other awesome retellings :)