Once Upon a Time Challenge

The annual Once Upon a Time Challenge is up and running for the spring, and I've decided to participate. I am a giant fan of fairytale retellings and fantasy, so this challenge seemed right up my alley. I've decided to choose Quest the Third, which will require me to read at least five books in the categories of fairytale, folklore, fantasy, or mythology between now and June 20th, and read A Midsummer Night's Dream sometime in June. 


Here's the list of books I'll be choosing from (with possible, nay likely, changes since I can never predict what I'll want to read when):

  • Chime by Franny Billingsley (just finished it!)
  • Breath by Donna Jo Napoli
  • The Mermaid's Mirror by LK Madigan
  • Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
  • The Crow by Allison Croggon
  • StarCrossed by Elizabeth C. Bunce
  • The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley 
  • Toads and Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson 
  • Birdwing by Rafe Martin
  • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
  • Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
  • Huntress by Malinda Lo
  • The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

You can check out the challenge here, and check out all of the participants' reviews here

Do you have any recommendations for other books that fit in the categories of fairytale, folklore, fantasy, or mythology?