#12DaysofDiversity — Lineup and Scoreboard!

THE CONTEST IS OVER. NO MORE BOOKS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR POINTS BEYOND THIS POINT. I WILL BE LISTING WINNERS AND PRIZES by JAN 5 at the LATEST!

 

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I am so excited that the time for the event is almost upon us! Lots of readers signed up, so it looks like this will be a very competitive readathon — at least where winning is prizes is concerned. 

If you can't remember the categories or you're struggling for things to read, definitely checkout the signup post, which has lists of books to encourage you!

Over the next few weeks, I will keep this page up to date with links to reviews and instagram posts provided by each of the participants. It will also serve as a masterlist of posts and interviews by guest authors throughout the event! 

If you missed the signup window, but are desperate to participate, please email me! 🙂 

 

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Guest Post List 

I am so excited about the lineup of guest posts and interviews for this event.

As the posts appear, I will post a link here, but stay tuned for Brie Spangler, Robin Talley, C.B. Lee, Sarah Ockler and Kari Trenton!

I will also be posting a sneak preview of my 2017 Bi Norse Little Mermaid retelling, The Seafarer's Kiss.

 

5 Questions with Brie Spangler

5 Questions with Robin Talley

5 Questions with Sarah Ockler + Giveaway!

Exclusive Short Story by KS Trenton: THE FLOWER

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Participants and Scores 

To update your scores list, please leave a comment with the book title and a link to your review! Reviews must be cross-posted to GoodReads and at least one retailer website to count towards the Badass Santa award! Reindeer readers can display on blog alone if they like. 

 

 

SCORES — 

In totalling up everyone's score, I used the following point scheme:

Full Review – 50pts, DNF over 40% – 40pts, DNF over 20% – 20pts, Instagram – 10pts

 

BADASS SANTA — Jamie from Books and Ladders with 1020 pts

Runner Up: Rebecca from Reading Wishes with 860 pts

Reindeer Randomly Picked Winner — Sydney from Books of Kings 

Instagram Winner – Louise from Foxes and Fairy Tales

Review Winner — Rebecca from Reading Wishes 

 

The prizes for Reindeer/Badass Santa are as posted on the original post. If the winners will please EMAIL me their shipping addresses via the contact form, as well as which bookshop you would like to receive your credit. 

I've decided that for the Instagram/Review winner, where I did not post the prize, that I will buy you the book of your choice (up to £15/$20) from the Book Depository. Please also email your shipping address! 

Thank you so so much to everyone who participated. I hope you had fun! <3 

 

ANGELINA FROM FABLES LIBRARY

        Published 2016: BEAST by Brie Spangler 

        http://wp.me/p7uDdD-1JQ

        POC Protagonist: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        LGBTQIA Protagonist: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        Non-Western Setting: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        Small Publisher: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        Instagram Posts: 

        https://www.instagram.com/p/BOaSyLwgu78/

 

JAMIE FROM BOOKS AND LADDERS

        Published 2016:  BEAST by Brie Spangler 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1845658612

        NORA AND KETTLE by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792483548?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

        POC Protagonist:  STREET LOVE by Walter Dean Myers 

         https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792488693?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

        THE SUMMER OF CHASING MERMAIDS by Sarah Ockler

         https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792488099

         SHADOWS ON THE MOON by Zoe Marriot 

         https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1420221094

        OF METAL AND WISHES by Sarah Fine

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792481162

        LGBTQIA Protagonist: THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE by Neill Gaiman

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792483971

       FAIREST by KS Trenton 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792498132

        LOVE IN THE TIME OF GLOBAL WARMING by Francesa Lia Block 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792489521

       THE ISLAND OF EXCESS by Francesa Lia Block

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1853109188

      ASH by MALINDA LO

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792479842

        Non-Western Setting: THE FORBIDDEN WISH by Jessica Khoury 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1844620731

        WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON by Grace Lin 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792480530?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

        Small Publisher: MARIAN by Ella Lyons 

         https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792503036

        MAD ABOUT THE HATTER by Dakota Chase

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792515558

       CHAR by Kristina Wojtazek 

      https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792495171

      THE INTERIM GODDESS OF LOVE by Mina Esguerra 

      https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792370488

    
      SEVEN TEARS AT HIGH TIDE by CB LEE

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792476838

       QUEEN OF CLUELESS by Mina Esguerra

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792482519

      ICON OF INDECISIVE 

     https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792481926?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

        Instagram Posts: 

       https://www.instagram.com/p/BOMv5ypDf-0/

      https://www.instagram.com/p/BOPXUbRjcfH/

     https://www.instagram.com/p/BOSEuGrDr9N/

     https://www.instagram.com/p/BOUk4pFDbhK/

      https://www.instagram.com/p/BOXKz3AjqCH/

      https://www.instagram.com/p/BOcrCvaD7BU/

     https://www.instagram.com/p/BOfEJeBjmXK/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOmlFP4DjE9/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOpG4S_Dysv/

 

IF THE BOOK WILL BE TOO DIFFICULT

 

        Published 2016: AS I DESCENDED by Robin Talley 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1720896146

        POC Protagonist: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin 

         https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792484189

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792476838

        LGBTQIA Protagonist:  Hunting Monsters by SL Huang

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1844139377 

        Non-Western Setting: A Whole New World by Liz Braswell 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1845028768

        Small Publisher:  SEVEN TEARS AT HIGH TIDE by CB LEE

         https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1792485497 

        Wildcard: A Thousand Nights by EK Johnson

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1542144865

        Instagram Posts: 

 

BECCA FROM BECCA AND BOOKS

        Published 2016: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        POC Protagonist: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        LGBTQIA Protagonist: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        Non-Western Setting: THE FORBIDDEN WISH by Jessica Khoury

         https://beccaandbooks.wordpress.com/2016/12/18/the-forbidden-wish/

        Small Publisher: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        Instagram Posts: 

 

ANNA ELISE MONTE

        Published 2016: AS I DESCENDED by Robin Talley

        https://annelisemontewriter.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/12daysofdiversity-as-i-descended-by-robin-talley/

        POC Protagonist: CHAR by KRISTINA WOJTASZEK 

        https://annelisemontewriter.wordpress.com/2016/12/22/12daysofdiversity-char-by-kristina-wojtaszek/

        LGBTQIA Protagonist: THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE 

        https://annelisemontewriter.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/12daysofdiversity-the-sleeper-and-the-spindle-by-neil-gaiman-and-chris-riddell/

        Non-Western Setting: THE 99th BRIDE by Catherine F. King

https://annelisemontewriter.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/12daysofdiversity-the-ninety-ninth-bride-by-catherine-f-king/ 

        Small Publisher: HUNTING MONSTERS by SL Huang 

        https://annelisemontewriter.wordpress.com/2016/12/23/12daysofdiversity-hunter-monsters-by-s-l-huang/

   MARIAN by Ella Lyons

     https://annelisemontewriter.wordpress.com/2016/12/30/12daysofdiversity-marian-by-ella-lyons/

      WILDCARD: Fairest by KS Trenton 

       https://annelisemontewriter.wordpress.com/2016/12/27/12daysofdiversity-fairest-by-k-s-trenten/

        Instagram Posts: 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOfE3TJBS6d/

 

 

LOUISE FROM FOXES AND FAIRY TALES

        Published 2016: THE STAR TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi 

        https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/review-the-star-touched-queen/

        POC Protagonist: WHEN THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON by GRACE LIN

        https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2016/12/24/review-where-the-mountain-meets-the-moon/

        LGBTQIA Protagonist:  ASH by Malinda Lo 

        https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/review-ash/

       SEVEN TEARS AT HIGH TIDE by CB LEE

        https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2016/12/29/review-seven-tears-at-high-tide

        Non-Western Setting: The Wrath and the Dawn 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1713916960?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

        Small Publisher: The 99th Bride by Catherine F King

       https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/review-the-ninety-ninth-brid

       Wildcard: HUNTING MONSTERS by SL Huang 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1843614284

       WildCard:  A THOUSAND NIGHTS by EK Johnson 

        https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/review-a-thousand-nights/

       Wildcard: THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE by Neill Gaiman 

      https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2016/12/27/review-the-sleeper-and-the-spindle/

      THE FORBIDDEN WISH by Jessica Khoury 

     https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/review-the-forbidden-wish

      SHADOWS ON THE MOON by Zoe Marriot 

       https://foxesfairytale.wordpress.com/2016/12/30/shadows/

        Instagram Posts:

        https://www.instagram.com/p/BOMVEpOBKGJ/

       https://www.instagram.com/p/BOWxvjnBdDk/ 

       https://www.instagram.com/p/BOYE3QlBMbO

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOf86XYhrUe

 

NINA ROSSING

        Published 2016: THE STAR TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1849673107

        POC Protagonist: THE SUMMER OF CHASING MERMAIDS

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1850787562?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

        LGBTQIA Protagonist:BEAST by Brie Spangler 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1855070737?book_show_action=false

        Non-Western Setting: THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER by Renee Ahdieh 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1682914500?book_show_action=false

        Small Publisher:  MARIAN by Ella Lyons 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1706875060?book_show_action=false

        Instagram Posts:

 

SARAH FROM REVIEWS AND READATHONS

        Published 2016: THE STAR TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi 

        https://reviewsreadathons.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/review-a-star-touched-queen-by-roshani-chokshi/

        POC Protagonist: STREET LOVE by Walter Dean Myers

        https://reviewsreadathons.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/review-street-love-by-walter-dean-myers/

        NORA AND KETTLE by Lauren Nicolle Taylor 

       https://reviewsreadathons.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/review-nora-kettle-by-lauren-nicolle-taylor/

        LGBTQIA Protagonist: MARIAN by ELLA LYONS

        https://reviewsreadathons.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/review-marian-by-ella-lyons/

        AS I DESCENDED by Robin Talley

        https://reviewsreadathons.wordpress.com/2016/12/27/review-as-i-descended-by-robin-talley/

        SONG OF ACHILLES by Madeleine Miller 

        https://reviewsreadathons.wordpress.com/2016/12/29/review-the-song-of-achilles-by-madeline-miller/

        Non-Western Setting: A THOUSAND NIGHTS by E.K. Johnson 

       https://wordpress.com/post/reviewsreadathons.wordpress.com/5659

        Small Publisher: RULES OF EVER AFTER by Killian Brewer

         https://reviewsreadathons.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/review-rules-of-ever-after-by-killian-b-brewer/

        Instagram Posts:

        https://www.instagram.com/p/BONdMKcDFkZ/?taken-by=reviewsandreadathons

       https://www.instagram.com/p/BOiRfbFD3m8/?taken-by=reviewsandreadathons

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOkkXQcDKUU/?taken-by=reviewsandreadathons 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOnSp7xDfY6/?taken-by=reviewsandreadathons

       

SYDNEY FROM BOOKS OF KINGS

        Published 2016:  BOUND BY BLOOD AND SAND by Becky Allen 

        https://booksofkings.wordpress.com/2016/12/24/sydney-reads-and-reviews-bound-by-blood-and-sand/

        POC Protagonist: A Thousand Nights by EK Johnson 

        https://booksofkings.wordpress.com/2016/12/20/sydney-reads-and-reviews-a-thousand-nights/

        LGBTQIA Protagonist: The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neill Gaiman

        https://booksofkings.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/sydney-reads-and-reviews-the-sleeper-the-spindle/

        Non-Western Setting: A FIERCE AND SUBTLE POISON by Samantha Mabry 

        https://booksofkings.wordpress.com/2016/12/23/sydney-reads-and-reviews-a-fierce-and-subtle-poison/

        Small Publisher: MAD ABOUT THE HATTER by Dakota Chase 

         https://booksofkings.wordpress.com/2016/12/23/sydney-reads-and-reviews-mad-about-the-hatter/

        Instagram Posts:

        https://www.instagram.com/p/BONncbDgrIv/ 

       https://www.instagram.com/p/BOPt-f9Ahk-/

       https://www.instagram.com/p/BOXO84tAyVe/

       https://www.instagram.com/p/BOXQxOpA3JS/

       https://www.instagram.com/p/BOawfKBA6m1/

 

JESSICA GUNN

        Published 2016: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        POC Protagonist: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        LGBTQIA Protagonist: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        Non-Western Setting: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        Small Publisher:  MARIAN by Ella Lyons

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1634289240 

        Wildcard: VASSA IN THE NIGHT by Sarah Porter 

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1824429590

        Instagram Posts:

 

ADRIYANNA FROM Life Writings of a Reader

        Published 2016: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        POC Protagonist:

       WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON by Grace Lin

       https://lifewritingsofareader.wordpress.com/2016/12/31/book-review-where-the-mountain-meets-the-moon-by-grace-lin/

        LGBTQIA Protagonist: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        Non-Western Setting: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        Small Publisher: [Book & Review Link TBA]

        Instagram Posts:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOs-PpDDs1c/?taken-by=akzfineart

 

REBECCA FROM Reading Wishes

        Published 2016: THE FORBIDDEN WISH by Jessica Khoury 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1848369921?book_show_action=false

        AND I DARKEN by Kiersten White

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1852109634?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

        POC Protagonist: THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renee Abdieh 

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1101103888

        LGBTQIA Protagonist: BEAST by Brie Spangler 

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1599898805?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

       THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE by Neill Gaiman 

      https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1857791209

        Non-Western Setting:  THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1847238918?book_show_action=false

       TERRACOTTA BRIDE

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1857412178

       SONG OF ACHILLES 

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1857439235

       FAIREST by KS Trenton 

      https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1856668215?

        Small Publisher: MARIAN by Ella Lyons

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1842867512

       HUNTING MONSTERS by SL Huang 

       https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1852983257

        WILDCARD: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids 

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1108402859

        The 99th Bride

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1852109634?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

      THE RULES OF EVER AFTER by Killian Brewer

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1854999676

 INTERIM GODDESS OF LOVE (trilogy)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21632819-interim-goddess-of-love
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1858118889
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1858125348

        Instagram Posts:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOR_u9ph0RF/?taken-by=reading_wishes&hl=en

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BOhH34yBxnm/?taken-by=reading_wishes

 

#12DaysofDiversity — Retelling Readathon Signup

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Hello and welcome to the sign-up post for the 12 Days of Diversity Readathon! I decided that I wanted to run another diversity promoting readathon over Christmas, and when I ran a twitter poll the majority voted for Diverse Retellings as a theme! 

This is not a readathon for the faint of heart. But it's Christmas after all, and accordingly, there will be presents or prizes granted by the Book Santa for the winners. 

 

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There are two categories for participation: Reindeer and Badass Santa. There will also be category prizes for individual postings, for those of you who have time to read one or two books, but not complete the whole challenge. 

To compete at Reindeer level, you will need to read one of the books from each of the categories listed later in this post, as well as one *wild card* entry from any category. This is a total of Six Books in Twelve Days. You will need to read these books as well as review them on a blog, GoodReads and another retail website. Everyone who completes those steps will be entered in the draw to win the Reindeer prize of a $35 Amazon Card or equal credit at the Bookstore of their choice. 

Then, we have the Badass Santa competition. 

 

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The Badass Santa will be the participant who achieves the greatest number of Readathon Points. Points will be calculated as 10 points per book read and reviewed, with a further 5 points per book for taking a photo of it and showcasing it on Instagram. 

The Badass Santa will be a reader of epicness. To reflect this, they will win an actual mini trophy engraved with their name, their title as Badass Santa, their blog name and #12DaysofDiversityIn addition, they will receive a $75 Amazon Card or equal credit at the store of their choice, and a mystery box of gift wrapped diverse books delivered to them. 

Prizes will also be given for the Most Beautiful Instagram Post and Most Hilarious Review. Both of these individuals will win a copy of the Diverse Retelling of their choice. 

Onto the categories! (clicking on all the titles will bring you to the book's GR page. Some of them appear in black — I'm not sure why)

 

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The first category is Diverse Retellings Published in 2016! The following list is not exhaustive, but it might be pretty close. If you'd like to read something else for this category, please comment with the book's title / what it's retelling / a link to its goodreads page. 

And I Darken by Kiersten White — Retelling of Historical Dracula, Gender-Flipped, LGBTQIA 

As I Descended by Robin Talley — Retelling of Macbeth, LGBTQIA

Beast by Brie Spangler — Retelling of Beauty and the Beast, LGBTQIA

Char by Kristina Wojtaszek — Retelling of Hansel and Gretel, POC Protagonist

Fairest by KS Trenton — Retelling of Sleeping Beauty, LGBTQIA

Marian by Ella Lyons — Retelling of Robin Hood, LGBTQIA

Nora and Kettle by Lauren Nicolle Taylor — Retelling of Peter Pan, POC Protagonist

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury — Retelling of 1001 Nights, POC Protagonist/Non-Western

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi — Retelling of Hades&Persephone, POC Protagonist

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Abdieh — Retelling of 1001 Nights, POC Protagonist/Non-Western

 

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The second category is protagonists of colour! Again, if there is a title you think is missing that you'd like to read instead, please comment with its title/author/goodreads link! 

 

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnson — Retelling of 1001 Nights, POC Protagonist/Non-Western

A Whole New World by Liz Braswel — Retelling of Aladdin, POC Protagonist/Non-Western

Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale — Retelling of Maid Maleen (Grimm), POC Protagonist

Char by Kristina Wojtaszek — Retelling of Hansel and Gretel, POC Protagonist

Hunting Monsters by SL Huang — Retelling of Red Riding Hood, POC Protagonist/LGBTQIA

Nora and Kettle by Lauren Nicolle Taylor — Retelling of Peter Pan, POC Protagonist

Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine — Retelling of Phantom of the Opera, POC Protagonist

Street Love by Walter Dean Myers — Retelling of Romeo and Juliet, POC Protagonist

Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriot — Retelling of Cinderella, POC Protagonist

Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis — Retelling of 12 Swans, POC Protagonist

Ramayana by Daljit Nagra — Retelling of Ramayana, POC Protagonist/Non-Western

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury — Retelling of 1001 Nights, POC Protagonist/Non-Western

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler — Retelling of Little Mermaid, POC Protagonist

The Ninety-Ninth Bride by Catherine F. King — Retelling of 1001 Nights, POC Protagonist/Non-Western

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi — Retelling of Hades&Persephone, POC Protagonist

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh — Retelling of 1001 Nights, POC Protagonist/Non-Western

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh — Retelling of 1001 Nights, POC Protagonist/Non-Western

The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore — Retelling of Romeo and Juliet, POC Protagonist

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin — Retelling of The Wizard of Oz, POC Protagonist/Non-Western Influences

 

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Category 3! LGBTQIA protagonists! 

lgbtqia

 

And I Darken by Kiersten White — Retelling of Historical Dracula, Gender-Flipped, LGBTQIA 

Ash by Malinda Lo — Retelling of Cinderella, LGBTQIA

As I Descended by Robin Talley — Retelling of Macbeth, LGBTQIA

Beast by Brie Spangler — Retelling of Beauty and the Beast, LGBTQIA

Fairest by KS Trenton — Retelling of Sleeping Beauty, LGBTQIA

Hunting Monsters by SL Huang — Retelling of Red Riding Hood, POC Protagonist/LGBTQIA

In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente — Retelling of 1001 Nights, POC Protagonist/Non-Western/Queer

Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesa Lia Block — Retelling of The Odyssey, LGBTQIA

Lost Boi by Sassafras Lowrey — Retelling of Peter Pan, LGBTQIA

Marian by Ella Lyons — Retelling of Robin Hood, LGBTQIA

Mad About the Hatter by Dakota Chase — Retelling of Alice in Wonderland, LGBTQIA

Seven Tears at High Tide by CB Lee — Retelling of Selkie Folklore, LGBTQIA

Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller — Retelling of The Iliad, LGBTQIA

The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neill Gaiman — Retelling of Sleeping Beauty, LGBTQIA

Rules of Ever After by Killian Brewer — Retelling of Princess and the Pea, LGBTQIA

 

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I feel that my findings for this category were especially weak — so definitely feel free to suggest and find your own! Link us all in the comments section!

 

nonwestern

 

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnson — Retelling of 1001 Nights, POC Protagonist/Non-Western

A Whole New World by Liz Braswel — Retelling of Aladdin, POC Protagonist/Non-Western

In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente — Retelling of 1001 Nights, POC Protagonist/Non-Western/Queer

Ramayana by Daljit Nagra — Retelling of Ramayana, POC Protagonist/Non-Western

Toads and Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson — Retelling of Indian Folktale, POC Protagonist/Non-Western

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury — Retelling of 1001 Nights, POC Protagonist/Non-Western

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi — Retelling of Hades&Persephone, POC Protagonist

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Abdieh — Retelling of 1001 Nights, POC Protagonist/Non-Western

The Ninety-Ninth Bride by Catherine F. King — Retelling of 1001 Nights, POC Protagonist/Non-Western

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi — Retelling of Hades&Persephone, POC Protagonist

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh — Retelling of 1001 Nights, POC Protagonist/Non-Western

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin — Retelling of The Wizard of Oz, POC Protagonist/Non-Western Influences

 

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Again, I feel that there are probably loads of options that I've missed for this category. I absolutely want readers to support more stories from small presses and independent publishers, but at times, it can be difficult to find these stories!

 

smallpublisher

 

Char by Kristina Wojtaszek — Retelling of Hansel and Gretel, POC Protagonist

Fairest by KS Trenton — Retelling of Sleeping Beauty, LGBTQIA

Hunting Monsters by SL Huang — Retelling of Red Riding Hood, POC Protagonist/LGBTQIA

Marian by Ella Lyons — Retelling of Robin Hood, LGBTQIA

Nora and Kettle by Lauren Nicolle Taylor — Retelling of Peter Pan, POC Protagonist

Mad About the Hatter by Dakota Chase — Retelling of Alice in Wonderland, LGBTQIA

Seven Tears at High Tide by CB Lee — Retelling of Selkie Folklore, LGBTQIA

The Ninety-Ninth Bride by Catherine F. King — Retelling of 1001 Nights, POC Protagonist/Non-Western

Rules of Ever After by Killian Brewer — Retelling of Princess and the Pea, LGBTQIA

 

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