It is time for another reading challenge! Stainless Steel Droppings is hosting another reading challenge that I believe will be my favorite and it’s called Once Upon a Time. This is the sixth outing and this will be my first time participating. It’s such an appropriate reading challenge for spring!
Also, I believe this is my challenge. This is where I succeed. Looking back at the kind of books I read, I think Fantasy is where I tend to be drawn to. Take a look at my woobie books. Except for the newly added Captain Blood, the rest are all fantasy. And when I look at the Goodreads recommendations based on the books I’ve read, a good number of them are fantasy.
Similar to the RIP Challenge I participated in last September and October, there are different levels you can commit to. I’ve decided on the Quest The First, which is to read 5 books that fit within the Once Upon a Time categories, which are Fairy Tale, Folklore, Fantasy and Mythology.
Now let’s get to the fun part. What I plan to read!
Planned Books to Read FOR REAL
The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester (I started this with Venessa, then we paused to read Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies so we plan on finishing this for the Once Upon a Time challenge.)
The Firelings by Carol Kendall
My Backup List Includes
The Door to Far-Myst by Mike DiCerto (A book I won from Good Reads!)
The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma (A book I received a while long ago and need to read.)
The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett (Discworld, #2)
Mort by Terry Pratchett (Discworld, #4)
Going Postal by Terry Pratchett (Discworld, #33)
Hatter by Daniel Coleman (Another book that’s been sitting around that needs to be read.)
Orlando by Virginia Woolf (Now, if this isn’t fantasy (a man turning into a woman) I don’t know what is! Plus it’s been sitting on my shelf for a while and it would be nice to read it too.)
The Once and Future King by T.H. White (Another book that’s been sitting around almost as long as Orlando!)
Idylls of the King by Alfred Lord Tennyson (Yet again, another book that’s been sitting around and needs to be read. Plus, I’ve always been partial to the scene in Anne of Green Gables when Anne reenacts the Lady of Shalott with her friends and gets stuck under the bridge.)
The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper (One of my woobie books that I’ve already read twice but it’s been calling to me for a while and it would be nice to visit Will Stanton again.)
Along with the planned books I’ll be participating in a group read of Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman in June. There will also be a group read of Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson but I haven’t decided yet if I’ll participate. I hope to squeeze in a movie or two, such as Snow White and the Huntsman (June 1st) and a little ol' movie called the Avengers (MAY 4TH!!!!!!!).
Other than Throne of the Crescent Moon (a library book) and Neverwhere (a book I'll likely borrow from the library too), I'm going to stick with books that I already own. As you can see from the list above, I have plenty of options!