Tuesday, December 3, 2013

2014 Fairy Tales Retold Reading Challenge

Authors and publishers of fairy tale retellings! If you would like to donate books or swag for quarterly giveaways, email debzbookshelf@gmail.com

2014 Fairy Tales Retold Challenge


It’s here! The 2014 Fairy Tales Retold Reading Challenge is back in it’s third year! This year has been rough and I almost decided not to host it this year, but everything worked out! I’m looking forward to hosting the challenge this coming year, and I hope you guys all

Here are the details:

  • The challenge starts on January 1st 2014, and ends December 31st 2014
  • The goal of the read-a-thon is to read as many fairy tale retellings as possible.
  • There will be six different levels to aim for in this challenge:
    • Poor Cobbler: 1-3 books
    • Devilish Wolf: 4-6 books
    • Lady in Waiting: 7-9 books
    • Mountain Troll: 10-12 books
    • Evil Enchantress: 13-15 books
    • Monstrous Dragon: 16+ books
  • This challenge is only for Young Adult and Middle Grade retellings. No adult or children’s books count towards this challenge.
  • Because of confusion in the past, this year only straight retellings of fairy tales will count. No fairy tale-ish books, and no mythological or classic retellings.
  • Single novellas do not count towards this challenge, however a compilation of novellas or short stories can count towards this challenge.
  • Have fun and spread the word!

I’ve tried to compile as thorough a list as possible of eligible books for this challenge, which can be found here. If you can think of any book(s) that may be missing, don’t hesitate to let me know!

If you have any other questions or concerns, you can comment, email, or tweet, and I’ll do my best to get back to you.

***UPDATES 12/24/13***

It has been decided that instead of monthly link-ups, there will be quarterly link-ups, which will take place in March, June, September, and December. All those who link up their reviews (whether they be from blogs, Goodreads, Amazon, etc.,) will be able to enter a giveaway, which will most likely feature an assortment of old and new releases!


  1. YES, I've been waiting for this *signing up*

  2. I'll be signing up for this later in the month. Thank you for hosting again!

  3. I signed up for Lady in Waiting because I couldn't take the idea of being a Mountain Troll. Thanks for hosting Debz!

  4. Did you add your challenge to this site?? http://novelchallenges.blogspot.com/

    1. I submitted it right when this post went live, so it'll probably show up in the next wave of posts. (:

    2. I did see it last night!! I will be signing up!

  5. This will be my first reading challenge hosted by another blogger! I'm excited!

  6. I can move up a level or two if I finish my level's tbr list right?

  7. Joining in again hoping to read 7-9.

  8. Sounds fun. I've been wanting to get started reading some retellings of fairy tales and this challenge seems like a great place to start. Aiming to be a Devilish Wolf - though we'll see if I can manage more than that.

  9. I can't wait to get started on this challenge!... I was trying to subscribe to your blog via email and it is saying that it is enabled :(

  10. I was kind of terrible about keeping track of my books last year, but maybe I'll try again! I'll officially sign up once I write a sign-up post.

  11. I just thought, I'm gonna do it, what's there to lose, so I just added my link (Yay)
    no procrastinating for me today (or I am too tired and making silly decisions who knows) :)

  12. Thanks for hosting this challenge again, Debz!

  13. I am done! http://litlequeenrules.blogspot.com/2014/04/2014-fairy-tales-retold-reading.html

  14. A little late coming, but I've finished three the challenges already, so I decided to try this one. Already know some books I want to read for this one.

  15. And now I'm done. I read five since I signed up for the second level. This was fun.

  16. http://rachaelc94.blogspot.com/2014/12/my-year-in-reading-challenges-2014.html

    Hi Debz. There is no post for wrap ups for the fairy tales retold so I'm putting it here. I read 16 fairytale retellings in 2014. I am joining Mel's fairy tale challenge this year. I hope 2015 brings you back to the blogging world. I'm still so happy with my design.


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