2020 Retellings Challenge TBR Planning

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.



Bingo Prompts

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

500+ Pages: Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell

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 **

Author Duo: Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy

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 


Promptless Retelling TBR

Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer (East of the Sun, West of the Moon)

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier (Twelve Dancing Princesses)

House of Salt and Sorrows (Twelve Dancing Princesses)

The Children of Jocasta by Natalie Haynes (Oedipus Rex and Antigone)

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd (The Island of Dr. Moreau)

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge (Little Red Riding Hood)

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore (The Red Shoes)

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge (Romeo and Juliet)

A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas (Sleeping Beauty)

Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine (Phantom of the Opera)

My Calamity Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows (Calamity Jane)

A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan (King Midas)

For The Most Beautiful by Emily Hauser (the siege of Troy)

Charlotte by Helen Moffett (Pride & Prejudice)

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