Saturday, March 7, 2020

2020 Retellings Challenge First Quarter Update

Happy March, bookworms! Welcome to the first quarter update and link-up of the 2020 Retellings Reading Challenge! I hope you've all made some great progress and read some amazing retellings so far this year! As a reminder, this challenge is still open to join! To get started, I'll share my progress for this quarter:



This quarter I didn't get a ton of reading done, but I did find some incredible retellings! Blood Heir is a retelling of Anastasia and, while its first ARC did come with some controversy, I thought the end result was really good. Echo North, a retelling of East of the Sun and West of the Moon, was a magical, five star read for me (review here)! Lastly, Desperate Measures was totally outside my comfort zone! It was super sexy but the story was just okay for me. 


In case you missed it, we also have a group on Goodreads where we discuss books we've been reading, share suggestions to fill bingo spaces, and do a group read each month. You can join the group HERE if you haven't already! Here's what we read in January, February, and March: 


Each month the group nominates a bingo topic to group read, then we nominate books based on that topic. Finally, we vote on which book to read and discuss throughout the month. For January, we voted to read Once & Future to fill the Author Duo space. Children of Blood and Bone was our February read and filled the African Mythology Retelling space. This month we're reading A Study in Charlotte to fill the Sherlock Holmes Retelling space. April nominations will begin soon!


Now it's your turn! Link up to your reviews for the challenge to get an extra entry in the year-end giveaway! As a reminder, you can also get extra entries for getting bingo or filling your bingo card completely. Do NOT share your quarterly updates in this link-up! This is for reviews only. Instead, share links to your updates in the comments!