What You Should Read

You Should Read: Fairy Tale Retellings and Adaptations (with K. Ancrum!)

March 30, 2021 Kelly Hager, Julia Hall, Rachael Hall Season 2 Episode 13
What You Should Read
You Should Read: Fairy Tale Retellings and Adaptations (with K. Ancrum!)
Show Notes

Hello, Should-Heads! Why do we love retellings so much? Why is it so fun and (honestly a little comforting) to read these tales as old as time? We ponder these questions, share our favorite ones and debate where the line is between "homage" and "fanfiction." 

Links from show:
Dawn from Netflix's Babysitters Club has been recast. https://www.eonline.com/news/1250032/the-baby-sitters-club-announces-a-recast 

https://twitter.com/netflixqueue/status/1372599859530788865 for video


Currently Reading:     
Julia: Stepsister (Jennifer Donnelly) 
Kelly:  Girls With Razor Hearts (Suzanne Young)  
Rachael: The Snow Child (Eowyn Ivey) and People Like Her (Ellery Lloyd)

 Recent Acquisitions:


Kelly: Girls With Rebel Souls (Suzanne Young) and Lost in the Never Woods (Aiden Thomas)

Rachael: Parable of the Sower (Octavia Butler)


 Our recommendations:

 K. Ancrum: Spindle's End (Robin McKinley), The Rough-Face Girl (Rafe Martin; illustrated by David Shannon) and Sirena (Donna Jo Napoli)

Julia: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister and Mirror Mirror (Gregory Maguire), All the Ever Afters (Danielle Teller) and A Blade So Black (L.L. McKinney)

Kelly: Tiger Lily (Jodi Lynn Anderson), Cinderella is Dead (Kalynn Bayron) and Bookish and the Beast (Ashley Poston)


Rachael: Fierce Fairytales (Nikita Gill), Circe and a Song of Achilles (Madeline Miller) and Anna K (Jenny Lee)

 Follow K. Ancrum:   
Instagram: @k.ancrum 
Twitter: @KaylaAncrum

Preorder Darling (out June 22): https://bookshop.org/books/darling-9781250265265/9781250265265 


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 Don't forget about our next book club! We're discussing Klara and the Sun on April 11! 

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