Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Once Upon A Time II Reading Challenge

***Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! I did it! All five books, plus A Midsummer Night's Dream!***

Dates: March 21st through June 20th

Host: Carl.

For details: Click here.

The challenge (put simply): Actually, there are a few different options. I am choosing Quest 3, which involves reading 5 books from the world of fantasy, folklore, fairy tales, and mythology, and finishing up with a June reading of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

My list of possibles (because I'm having a really hard time committing to a specific five):

*Runemarks by Joanne Harris

*What-the-Dickens by Gregory Maguire

*Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

*Horns & Wrinkles by Joseph Helgerson

*The Book without Words by Avi

*The Wood Wife by Terri Windling

*The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar

*The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu

*The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

*100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson

*Beauty by Robin McKinley

*The Rose and the Beast by Francesca Lia Block

*Wicked by Gregory Maguire

*Inkspell by Cornelia Funke

*The Sisters Grimm: The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley

*A Wolf at the Door and Other Retold Fairy Tales edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

*Water: Tales of Elemental Spirits by Robin McKinley and Peter Dickinson

*The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

*A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare


Carl V. said...

Good list! I've got some of those on my potential list...and on my book well. I'm so glad you are joining in. I hope Annie does as well.

Nymeth said...

What a great list! There are some books I love in there, some books I have been meaning to read, and some books I have never heard of, which only means that my wishlist will be increased. I'm just so ridiculously excited about this challenge :P Can't wait to read your thoughts on what you read!

DesLily said...

Oh geez! I see some on here that I've been thinking I should get.. I have a bad feeling my wish list and buying list are going to go slightly crazy until this challenge is over!!

Nicola said...

Wonderful list! I read Horns & Wrinkles last year and The Lightning Thief is fabulous. I must read more of that series. I also love Beauty and have been wanting to read the Datlow and Windling anthologies for ages. Can't wait to read your reviews!

Robin said...

What a wonderful list! I'd like to read them all! I'm looking forward to reading your reviews.