July Book Haul #2|| Retellings

Since I went absolutely crazy this month in terms of purchasing books, I’m only going to link to the Goodreads synopsis instead of including them here. I’ll give a super brief outline of each book.

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The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

Egyptian gods and their mortal, snarky teenage daughter, Isadora.

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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Eastern European folklore

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Lydia Bennet’s Story by Jane Odiwe

Pride and Prejudice retelling/sequel


What Kitty Did Next by Carrie Kablean

Pride and Prejudice retelling/sequel

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The Grimoire of Kensington Market by Lauren B. Davis

Modern retelling of The Snow Queen

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Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy

Anne of Green Gables retelling/prequel


Realm of Ruins by Hannah West

Fairytale mash up

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The Phantom’s Apprentice by Heather Webb

The Phantom of the Opera retelling/sequel

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Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

Rapunzel retelling

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Beyond the Briars by Shelley Chappell

Four fairytale Retellings, including Rumplestiltskin and Sleeping Beauty

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Cadaver and Queen by Alisa Kwitney

Frankenstein retelling

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A Little in Love by Susan Kay

Les Miserables retelling from Eponine’s POV

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The Forgotten Sister: Mary Bennet by Jennifer Paynter

Pride and Prejudice retelling

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The Kaunteyas by Madhavi S. Mahadevan

Mahabharata retelling from POV of Kunti


Phantom by Susan Kay

Phantom of the Opera retelling


Perception by Terri Fleming

Pride and Prejudice retelling/sequel

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Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon

Oliver Twist retelling

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Ordinary Girls by Blair Thornburgh

Modern Sense and Sensibility retelling

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Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell

Les Miserables retelling in space

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The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

The Island of Doctor Moreau retelling

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The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey

Jane Eyre retelling in 1960s/70s


Havisham by Ronald Frame

Great Expectations retelling from Miss Haversham’s POV

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Black Spring by Alison Croggs

Wuthering Heights Retelling

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Jane Steele by Lindsay Faye

Jane Eyre retelling (sort of)

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The Strange Case of the Alchemists Daughter by Theodora Goss

A mash up featuring the daughters of Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde, Dr. Moreau, Frankenstein, and Rappaccini. And also Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

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The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

Sherlock Holmes retelling

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A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

Female Sherlock Holmes retelling

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Dust and Shadow by Lindsay Faye

Sherlock Holmes retelling

Author: Ana

My name is Ana. My pronouns are she/her. I am a 30 year old bisexual, disabled Australian. I love reading, and my goal is to promote diverse books on this blog. Besides reading I love writing, singing, dancing, and bullet journaling. I am also mom to 2 Birman cats.

3 thoughts on “July Book Haul #2|| Retellings”

    1. It was actually going to be four posts… The one-click purchasing on Kindle is a bit of a problem when I get sick/stressed. These haul posts are kind of a self- check. Although reflecting on it now, I probably shouldn’t be encouraging other people to go on spending sprees… I’d like your opinion: should I remove these posts?

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      1. Oh hell no. But you are talking to the great enabler. I mean I don’t have the money to haul (except arcs and library books) right now but my reviews seem to cause enabling lol. Once I get settled financially I plan a mother of a haul to create a bookshelf worthy of an unveiling post lol.

        No I wouldn’t take it down. It is your blog. I don’t think people should ever come down on someone for their content. I got my first (and to date) my only ever real book mail from publishers and made a post and felt like I had to put all these disclaimers that I wasn’t bragging (because look I’m broke) and that i get I’m lucky because not everyone has access so yeah I get it so if you can’t be happy for me please don’t attack me. I shouldn’t have to do that and you shouldn’t have to take this down or explain it. I was messing with you lol.

        It is your blog. No one should dictate it but you.

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