Quite some time ago we started doing the 5 On My TBR bookish meme and it was a lot of fun, so we want to bring this meme to the blog more regularly! This bookish meme is hosted by E from Local Bee Hunter’s Nook. This week’s prompt is Food but I don’t think I have any books that have to do with food so I decided to take a look at next week’s prompt; retellings. And I do have a lot of those! So let’s jump in.
1.Vassa in the Night – Sarah Porter
I got this one in 2016 in an Owlcrate I believe. So it’s been on my TBR for a lot of years now haha. This story inspired by Russian folktale Vassilissa the Beautiful get’s a lot of mixed reviews and I just never had the urge to pick it up to be honest. The only reason I will pick it up at some point is to get it off my TBR haha. But maybe I will end up enjoying it!
2. Heartless – Marissa Meyer
This is another one I got in a bookbox, but this is one I actually have been excited to read (also since 2016 haha). I have never gotten around to picking it up but I heard amazing things about this Alice in Wonderland retelling that follows the Queen of Hearts before she is the Queen of Hearts. Talking about this one makes me want to pick it up asap!
3. Cruel Beauty – Rosamund Hodge
At some point I wanted to read all the Beauty and the Beast retellings that I could get my hands on as it’s my favorite Disney movie. But at some point there actually are too many haha. I’m not really excited for this one anymore and I’d rather read retellings of lesser known fairytales or folktales etc.
4. The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller
Everyone seems to love this Iliad retelling and I’m really excited to pick it up. I believe it mostly reads like a historical fiction and I really enjoy those. The romance is supposed to be amazing and the story will make you ugly cry haha. So I just need to be in the mood to be destroyed ;).
5. Alice & Red Queen – Christina Henry
These two books have been on my TBR for so long now! As you might have guessed, these are Alice in Wonderland retellings, and they are very dark. I like that I own both books in the duology so I could potentially read them back to back (and finish another series haha).
These are 5 (or actually 6) retellings on my TBR! Have you read any of them? Do you recommend them? And which book do you think I should pick up first? Let me know in the comments!