Wednesday, July 22, 2020

2020 Retellings Challenge Second Quarter Update

Hi, bookworms! Welcome to the (very late) second 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 and most of what I did read were re-reads, as often happens in stressful times. Although the ACOTAR series is not my favorite and I really didn't care for the last book, the first in the series is the book I've reread most. I don't know why, but it's super comforting to me! I also read the conclusion of Sweet Black Waves, which was fine, but not as great as I'd hoped. My review for that will be coming soon!


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! This quarter was a bit different! We did a group read-a-thon in May instead of a group read and we skipped July altogether. Here's what we read in April and June: 


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 April, we voted to read Heartless to fill the Villain Origin Story space. The Wrath and the Dawn was our June read and filled the One Thousand and One Nights Retelling space. In August we'll be reading a King Arthur retelling and voting is going on now!


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!