Last year I took part it Cornerfolds 2019 Retelling Bingo Challenge and had a great reading experience. My wrap-up is here, and you can see that I hit each bingo square and won the title Fairest of Them All.
I’m hoping to repeat the experience this year with the 2020 Bingo.
This year, I might not stick as much to the bingo board prompts as there’s a few I’m not especially excited by, but I’ve done my best to come up with an idea for each of the squares just in case.
Mostly, I’ll be aiming to read 25 retellings this year. I’ve included all the retellings I want to read, which I currently can’t fit onto the board below the themed choices.
If you’re looking for suggestions, check out my TBR ideas below. For the ones with an ** next to them, I’m still unsure, and I’d love to hear any suggestions for alternatives.
You can also take a look at the list of Retelling Recommendations and Suggestions I came up with for last years bingo: I made a long list and some of the prompts have repeated this year.
German Myth/Fairy Tale: The Piper’s Pursuit by Melanie Dickerson
1001 Nights: Sourcery by Terry Pratchett **
Sherlock Holmes: European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman by Theodora Goss
Debut Author: A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce
Goodreads Award winner: The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan
Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tail Heart by Monica Shaughnessy **
Sirens or Mermaids: Sand and Ruin and Gold by Alexis Hall
Jane Austen: Unequal Affections by Lara S. Ormiston
Set in Space: Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
POC Author: Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
King Arthur: Enthroned by K.M. Shea
African Myth/Fairy Tale: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Free Space: Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
Les Misérables: The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant
Middle Grade/Graphic Novel: The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Mulan: Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim **
Mythical Creature on Cover: The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Villain Origin Story: All the Ever Afters by Danielle Teller
South American Myth: The Fire Keeper by J.C. Cervantes **
Dracula/Frankenstein: Blood Countess by Lana Popović
2020 Release: Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim
Hades & Persephone: Alcestis by Katharine Beutner
Own Voices: Ruinsong by Julia Ember