Rummanah Aasi

4/4 books

  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

  1. Persuasion by Jane Austen/ For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diane Peterfreund
  2. The Madman's Daughter by Megan Sheperd/ The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells
4 Responses
  1. Jenny Says:

    Oooo what a fun idea for a challenge! I so adore retellings, even when I haven't read the original - it always makes me want to pick the original up and compare and contrast. Love the levels of participation as well, makes it easy for lost of people to join in without feeling overwhelmed. Can't wait to see what you read Rummanah!

  2. BookCupid Says:

    First time I heard of this challenge. What a great idea.

  3. So glad you decided to join up for the challenge! I look forward to seeing what books you pick.

  4. Oh, it's good that the term classic is loosely defined, but even if it weren't, there are so many amazing books you could go with. I like this one.

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