If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you’ll know that retellings are one of my absolute favourite things to read. Since it’s LGBT+ Pride Month, I thought I’d put together a list of queer retellings to share with you all. Hopefully you’ll find something for your TBR or any future readathon prompts.
I’ve been as thorough as I could be, but if there’s any I’ve missed or anything you don’t think belongs here, please let me know down in the comments.
Note: I’ve read a lot of these, but not all, so I can’t make promises about the representation. If you want details on any, let me know and I’ll do my best to help you out.
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman (and Snow White)
The Snow Queen
Hansel and Gretel
The Little Mermaid
Little Red Riding Hood
Beauty and the Beast
Snow White and Rose Red
The Circus Rose by Betsy Cornwell (Forthcoming January 21, 2020)
Jack and Jill
Mythology and Folklore
Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry (Forthcoming October 8)
Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee (Forthcoming September 3)
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Edgar Allan Poe
His Hideous Heart edited by Dahlia Adler (Forthcoming September 24)
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Plays and Ballets
Swan Lake by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore (also Snow White and Rose Red)
The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky