Sunday, 11 October 2015

Retellings Reading Challenge 2016

I have quite a few retellings of various books that I really want to read, and just never get to. I know reading challenges help me to motivate me to pick up books, so I thought I'd take part in one for retellings for 2016. There doesn't seem to be any that cover all retellings though, so I thought I would create my own - the Retellings Reading Challenge 2016. Feel free to join me if you wish.

Retellings Reading Challenge 2016

The Challenge:
  • For readers to read retellings of stories we know well from their chosen level in 2016:
    • Easy: 1-4 retellings
    • Medium: 5-8 retellings
    • Hard: 9-12 retellings
The Rules:
  • You must share your thoughts/reviews on the retellings you read for the book to count. You can post anywhere: your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, YouTube, Tumblr, etc.
  • Join whenever, but before 31st December 2016, obviously.
  • You can read any retellings you want, they do not need to be recent releases to count.
  • There won't be any giveaways, this challenge is just for fun!
  • Use the hashtag #RetellingsRC2016 so we can follow your participation in the challenge!
Which Books Count:
  • You can read retellings of any of the following (if I've left anything out, please let me know!):
    • Classics & Children's Classics
    • Fairy Tales
    • Myths and Legends
    • Folk Tales
    • I will also accept prequels/sequels - I.E. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige is a sequel series to The Wizard of Oz, and would count.  
  • Feel free to re-read any retellings! They will also count, as long as you review them somewhere.
  • All age categories are accepted; middle grade/young fiction, YA, NA, adult.
  • All books count; physical books, audiobooks, eBooks.
  • ARCs/Proofs count, as do self-published books.
To Sign Up:
  • Write a blog post or page/record a video about your participation in the challenge (if you're using Goodreads, Amazon, or any other platform that doesn't allow you to do this, in the link up below, just link to your public profile.)
  • If you wish, in that post/page/video you can compile a list of retellings that you hope to read and review for the challenge - but this isn't compulsory. Also, the titles you list do not have to be set in stone. If you'd like some inspiration, Goodreads has a number of lists on retellings you can browse.
  • Fill out the InLinkz form below. If you have a blog/channel, please make sure the link you add goes directly to your sign up post and has your blog/channel name as the title. If you're participating via Goodreads or Amazon, etc, as the title please put your "screename @ platform" - I.E. If I was participating via Goodreads, I would put "Jo @ Goodreads".
  • As you review the books, update the monthly link up pages with a link to your review.

At the very top of this post you will see the very amateurish graphic I have created for the challenge. Feel free to use it in your sidebar or sign up post/page/video if you want, but you don't have to!

I'm not brilliant at thinking up all the information required for a reading challenge, so I used the sign up pages of That Artsy Reader Girl's Debut Author Challenge 2015 & Fluttering Butterflies' British Books Challenge 2015 sign up pages as guides. Thank you, ladies, for your awesome sign up pages!





17 comments:

  1. Ooh, I'm tempted but I'll need to think about it! :P I'm doing Mel's retelling challenge this year and I don't know if I'll have enough books I want to read for next year. I MEAN THEY ALWAYS MAKE MORE. But still. hehe. I love how yours is all the retellings instead of just fairy tales though! :D

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    1. That's ok! :) It'll be great to have you on board, but I understand if there aren't enough books, haha!

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  2. Definitely taking part! Will do my post hopefully by the end of the month :)

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  3. Meant to say I absolutely adore retellings at the moment, have various in ebook and audiobook format. Roll on 2016! I'm going to go for the Hard option, ^o^

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    1. Awesome, thanks Jessica! Looking forward to reading your reviews! :)

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  4. I'm in. Here is my sign up post on my blog:
    http://jannghi.blogspot.com/2015/10/my-first-challenge-ive-signed-up-for.html

    And please check out the challenge I'm hosting next year on my blog.

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    1. Hi Jamie, sorry, there was an error with my link-up, but I've now added you to the widget! Thank you for signing up! :) I'll check out your challenge too.

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  5. Hi Jo,
    Posted all about this at my place. Looking forward to some great reading. Have a great day!

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    1. Awesome, thanks, Sherrie! Good luck with the challenge! :)

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  6. This will get me reading a whole new genre! rmmercer@goodreads.

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    1. Hi Rebecca, thanks for signing up! However, you're supposed to link to your Goodreads page in the link up above.

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    2. To be honest, I am not sure how to link from goodreads, doing some research on it now. Have a great day, hope to be linked up soon.

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    3. You go to your profile on Goodreads (click on your photo in the top right-hand corner), and copy the URL - the web address to your profile in the address bar at the top of the screen, and that's the link you use in the link you use. Hope that's helpful! :)

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  7. I'm signing up! I'll pick the Medium option! <3 https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13734129.Julia_Ember

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    1. Thanks for signing up, Julia! :)

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    1. Awesome, thank you! Good luck!

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