Hello bookworms! August is over and that means that the #RetellingAThon is over too. Thank you so much to everyone who participated and a very special thanks to the hosts Tay and Missy from Frayed Books and my fellow co-hosts Harker from The Hermit Librarian and Jennifer from Bibliolater. I’ve never co-hosted a readathon before but you made it a fun and exciting experience for me!
I ended up reading 6 books for the readathon, completing 5/25 challenges and reading 2,027 pages! To be fair, doing five challenges is rather pitiful but I had a lot of other arcs I had to read this month and I couldn’t fit any more in!
I hosted and mainly participated in Fairy Tale week and here was my tbr for the week:
And here are the books I actually read:
I decided to read two books for mythology week because I’d been wanting to read them for a long time and never got round to it.
- The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker (a retelling of The Iliad): 4 stars
- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (a retelling of The Iliad): 3.5 stars
I managed to read three out of the seven books on my tbr and one other retelling that wasn’t on my tbr. Weirdly enough, all these books start with ‘S’!
- Song of Sorrow by Amanda Allen (a retelling of Rapunzel): 3 stars
- Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce (a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood): 3.5 stars
- Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik (a retelling of Rumplestiltskin): 5 stars
- Shadow Frost by Coco Ma (a slight retelling of Snow White): 4 stars
So that’s my progress during the readathon! It was fun and I hope to do another soon!
Last week, I announced that I would be co-hosting the Retelling-A-Thon and this week I am excited to reveal the prompts, as promised. There is a prompt for every day of the week!
Week 1: Mythology
Hosted by Frayed Books
Week 2: Shakespeare
Hosted by The Hermit Librarian
Week 3: Fairy Tales
Hosted by Sereadipity (me!)
Week 4: Classics
Hosted by JM Bibliolater
Next week, I’ll be posting prompt suggestions for the Fairy Tales categories, until then, you can start constructing your TBRs and share them using the hashtag: #RetellingAThonTBR .
Hello my bookish turnips!
I am extremely excited to announce that I will be co-hosting the retelling readathon of the century: the Retelling-A-Thon!
Are you a fan of fairy tales? Obsessed with myth and legend? Then join us for the entire month of August to revisit those timeless tales that will always have a place in our hearts!
The hosts, who came up with this awesome idea, are Tay and Missy from Frayed Books (Twitter, Instagram).
The other co-hosts are:
Go check out and follow their amazing blogs!
The readathon lasts an entire month with a different prompts for every week, however you get to choose which week(s) you participate in. The four categories/teams are: mythology, Shakespeare, fairy tales and classics. They will each have their own week.
There is no points system- your only competitor is yourself, the only requirement is to enjoy yourself! Later on, we will post graphics so that you can submit your tbr and final stats. Here is an Epic Reads graphic to give you some inspiration (but remember it’s not limited to YA).
At the end of each week there will be a giveaway for a book related to that week’s theme- more information on that will be on Twitter during the readathon.
We will be releasing the prompts next week so that you can start planning your tbr. Until then, express your overwhelming excitement using this hashtag on social media:
Put on your glass slippers and get ready to go to the ball with Retelling-A-Thon 2019!
What are your favourite retellings? Let me know in the comments!