Friday, September 21, 2018

Challenge and Giveaway for the #TackleTBR Read-a-Thon

Tackle Your TBR Readathon 2018 #TackleTBR
Tackle Your To-be-Read Read-a-thon 2018

Today's challenge:

Name a Book with Retold Fairy Tales, Folktales, Myths | or name a Diverse Book

This round of Pass or Pages, our query contest, the genre choice was retellings of myths, legends, folktales, or fairy tales with diverse characters. (Results of the contest will appear starting on Monday.)

So, for today's #TackleTBR challenge, the Operation Awesome team would like you to name either a book that is a retelling of a myth, legend, folktale, or fairy tale OR name a book with a diverse main character.
(Both is also good.)

Cinder by Marissa Meyer is a retelling of Cinderella with a "second-class citizen" main character.

The diverse book movement recognizes all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities. #WeNeedDiverseBooks


What myth, legend, folktale, or fairy tale is retold in the book you picked?
In what ways are the main characters in the book diverse?

The prize
Open to anyone who Amazon can ship this to.
You do not have to take part in #TackleTBR to play. However, there is an extra entry to readathon participants.
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Good luck and happy reading!


  1. A recent retelling that I read is Mirrored by Alex Flinn, which is a Snow White retelling. The last couple of books that I read with a diverse main character are Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon and The Good House by Tananarive

    1. Oh, and another diverse book that I recently finished is Life of Pi by Yann Martel.

    2. In Everything Everything, Maddy is half-Japanese and half-African American. In the Good House, the main characters are African American. In Life of Pi, Pi is East Indian.

  2. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast

    by Robin McKinley

  3. The first retelling that popped into my head is East by Edith Pattou, because the sequel comes out next month! It's a great retelling of "East of the Sun, West of the Moon."

  4. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard has diverse characters.

  5. Challenge A ~ Hyde by Lauren Stewart ~ Retelling of Jekyll & Hyde. Very different take on the story, in my opinion

  6. Cinder by Marissa Meyer is the first in a series of YA retellings. The protagonist is a cyborg in a futuristic world where people with artificial appendages are looked down upon.

  7. A Royal Fake Engagement by Julia Keanini is based on The Princess & the Pea.

  8. Fable is a great series that combines and brings a bunch of folk/fairy tells into our world.

  9. The Traitor Prince by C. J. Redwine


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