Thursday, 7 June 2012

The Telling Tales Challenge Master Review List

Trying to keep track of what everybody's read for this challenge through individual monthly link ups was getting a bit difficult so I decided it was time to stop being lazy and put all of the reviews into a master list here. It also makes it a lot easier for people to find recommendations etc, and to use for reference purposes in case I decide to host this again next year! I'm just going to link them in order of when they were read rather than trying to do anything more complicated! Apologies for some reviews that are missing; this is because early on some people have linked to their blog rather than the specific review and I am having a bit of a difficult time finding the review for the challenge. If I've missed your review off please just contact me or comment to let me know and I'll add it in!

Also I just wanted to announce that during December, the last month of the challenge, there will be some surprise events happening in order to thank all you lovely people for your participation, so watch this space :-) 

1602 by Neil Gaiman (Bex)

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Bex)
A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James (Mirjam)
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (Bex)
A Wolf at the Door by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (Jenny)
Adrianna's Fairy Tales by Adrianna White (Tobe)
Ash by Malinda Lo (Michele)

Beastly by Alex Flinn (Tobe)
Beastly by Alex Flinn (Michele)

"                                       " (Ricki)

Fables Volume 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham (Esther)
Fables #2: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham (Bex)
Fables #3: Storybook Love by Bill Willingham (Bex)
Fables #4: March of the Wooden Soldiers by Bill Willingham (Bex)
Fables #16: Super Team by Bill Willingham (Nicola)
Fables #17: Inherit the Wind by Bill Willingham (Nicola)
Firebird by Mercedes Lackey (Mirjam)
Flower Fables by Louisa May Alcott (Tobe)
Fudoki by Kij Johnson (Michele)

Hades Lord of the Dead by George O'Connor (Nicola) 

King's War by Maurice Broaddus (Michele)

Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon (Lisa)
Mortality Bridge by Steven R. Boyett (Michele)
Mythology by Edith Hamilton (Tobe)

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George (Michele)

Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright (Hanna)
Reserved for the Cat by Mercedes Lackey (Hanna)
Rudyard Kipling's How the Camel Got His Hump: The Graphic Novel by Louise Simonson (Nicola)

Tales From the Hood by Michael Buckley and Peter Ferguson (Mirjam)
Tales of Ancient Egypt by Roger Lancelyn Green (Nicola)
Tall: Great American Folktales by Donald Lemke
The Dragon's Harp by Rachael Pruitt (Michelle)
The Dream Stealer by Gregory Maguire (Michele)
The Flint Heart by Katherine Paterson (Nicola)
The Frog Prince by Stephen Mitchell (Tobe)
The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente (Bex)
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (Tobe)
The Hedgehog Boy: A Latvian Folk Tale by Jane Langton (Nicola)
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy (Michele)
The Last Dragon by Jane Yolen (Nicola)
The Magician's Nephew by C.S Lewis (Bex)
The Nightingale by Kara Dalkey (Jenny)
The Princess and the Bear by Mette Ivie Harrison (Tobe)
The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison (Tobe)
The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell (Mirjam)
The Robe of Skulls by Vivian French (Michele)
The Sigh by Marjane Satrapi (Michele)
The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines (Mirjam)
The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines (Hanna)
The Viscious Deep by Zoraida Cordova (Michele)
The Wide-Awake Princess by E.D Baker (Mirjam)
Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes by Georgia McBride (Nicola)


  1. Loving your 'currently reading' list. I read Battle Hymn a few months ago for a reading groups, and there's an interesting read. Look forward to hearing what you make of them.

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  2. Just finished book 14. I only signed up for level 2 but I my just get to Level 3 by years end! Just read:

    Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes edited by Georgia McBride.

  3. Book 15 read and Level 3 completed!

    Fables 17: Inherit the Wind by Bill Willingham

    1. Nicola you are awesome! I can't believe how much you've read for the challenge!

  4. Didn't think I'd get here but just entered Level 4 with book 16. a Hawaiiain Tale:

    The Shark King by R. Kikuo Johnson