Already the end of spring is here…and that means the end of the delightful reading challenge, Once Upon a Time, hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings. At least, the end for this year!
I had very vague goals this time around, hoping only to read more fairy tale retellings and to clear out some of the fantasy books that have languished on my To Be Read list for the longest.
So how did things go?
- Hero by Alethea Kontis
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer (reread)
- Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (reread)
- Cress by Marissa Meyer
- Half Upon a Time by James Riley
- Twice Upon a Time by James Riley
- Once Upon the End by James Riley
- Jack the Giant-Killer by Charles de Lint
- Drink Down the Moon by Charles de Lint
- The Sigh by Marjane Satrapi (short story)
- Princess of the Wild Swans by Diane Zahler
- The Pinhoe Egg by Diana Wynne Jones (reread)
- Dreamquake by Elizabeth Knox
- Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George
- Hawksmaid by Kathryn Lasky
- Small Gods by Terry Pratchett
- Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines
- Codex Born by Jim C. Hines
- The Ogre of Oglefort by Eva Ibbotson
- Cart and Cwidder by Diana Wynne Jones (reread)
- Drowned Ammett by Diana Wynne Jones (reread)
- The Spellcoats by Diana Wynne Jones (reread)
- Alice in Time by Penelope Bush
- Return of the Dapper Men by Jim McCann and Janet Lee (graphic novel)
- I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett
- The Wizard of Dark Street by Shawn Thomas Odyssey
- Maskerade by Terry Pratchett (reread)
I feel like I blinked and the season passed, but apparently there was a lot of reading in that blink! I’m particularly happy to have finished the Tiffany Aching subseries of Discworld with I Shall Wear Midnight, and to have read all of the Half Upon a Time trilogy, which was on my TBR list since 2010. The best new read was Cress, although the coolest concept and magic system was in Libriomancer. Return of the Dapper Men was particularly lovely, and The Sigh was especially bizarre. And the funniest (re)read was Maskerade.
I’m still hoping to get reviews up for some of these, so watch out for that…and I’ll have an update on other reading challenges around the end of the month!