For my last challenge of 2013, I will partake in the Classics Double Challenge hosted by One's Librarian Book Reviews. The object of this challenge is to read a classic (the term is used loosely to include fairy tales, mythologies, classics, any kind of original story) and couple it with a retelling (the original and the newer book have to relate in some way that you can define; it doesn't have to be a straight-forward retelling).
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein series by Kenneth Oppel.
The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein is a prequel series to Frankenstein.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Jane by April Lindner.
Jane is a retelling of Jane Eyre, set in a modern day.
If you need some inspiration for retellings, the hostess has compiled a rather extensive list of retellings. and for fairy tale retellings. Also, during the Retell Me a Story celebration next month the hostess will be highlighting some newer retellings that have been released or are coming out soon.
Levels of Participation:
Small: You read 2 related books.
Medium: You read 4 books (2 sets of related books).
Large: You read 6 books (3 sets of related books).
Super Size: You read 8 books (4 sets of related books).
This reading challenge is hosted by One Librarian's Book Reviews. For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.
My Participation: Medium- 4 books (2 sets of related books). I may up it if I have time.
Books Read for the Classics Double Challenge
- Persuasion by Jane Austen/ For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diane Peterfreund
- The Madman's Daughter by Megan Sheperd/ The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells