Once Upon A Time…

onceuponwhite1.jpgis one of my most favorite lines in literature and such an appropriate title for Carl V.’s latest challenge.  I’ve been looking forward to this one for months!  My quest?  To read at least one book from each category (mythology, folklore, fantasy and fairy tale) and complete the challenge with a reading of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare, one of my most favorite of his plays.  It’s going to be so much fun!  And great because it will (hopefully) get a lot of books off my TBR mountain!

Here is the list of books I have (or have coming) that I will pick from.  This is off the top of my head, since these books are at home, so I’ll probably be adding to this list 😉

  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
  • Enna Burning  by Shannon Hale
  • The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 15th Annual Collection
  • War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
  • Le Morte D’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory
  • The Faerie Queene by Sir Edmund Spencer
  • Grimm’s Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
  • A Red Heart Full of Memories by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
  • Past the Size of Dreaming by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
  • Fitcher’s Brides by Gregory Frost
  • White as Snow by Tanith Lee
  • Jack of Kinrowan: Jack the Giant Killer and Drink Down the Moon by Charles de Lint
  • Widdershins by Charles de Lint
  • Into the Green by Charles de Lint
  • Waifs and Strays by Charles de Lint
  • The Wild Wood by Charles de Lint
  • Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay
  • Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
  • The Thrall’s Tale by Judith Lindbergh
  • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  • The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
  • The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
  • Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien
  • The Two Towers by JRR Tolkien
  • The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien
  • The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm ed. by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (a reread, but excellent book of short stories)
  • Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers ed. by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
  • Dark of the Woods ed by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
  • The Faerie Path by Frewin Jones
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Through the Looking-glass by Lewis Carroll
  • Beauty by Sheri S. Tepper
  • Jack of Fables: The (Nearly) Great Escape Vol 1 by Bill Willingham
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare

Quite a list huh?  As soon as I finish The Moonstone, (Which, by the way, is fantaaaastic. You should read it.) I will be getting started on this!  SO excited.

PS: Carl, I can’t comment on your blog, it thinks I’m spamming you! 🙁

12 thoughts on “Once Upon A Time…

  1. I couldn't comment on Carl's either! I sent him an e-mail about it but I don't know if he got it.

    Don't forget that Summer Tree by Kay is the first in a trilogy too! It's a great book.

  2. Great list! I'll be back to check titles (when I finish my list), but Summer Tree is definitely on my "wanna' read" list. This is going to be a fun challenge!

  3. I am sort of clueless–I hate to admit–on where some books fall in which categories. Some lines seem blurred to me–so I have to check out everyone else's lists! I'll have to think about this challenge, though I do plan on joining in!

  4. So many choices! Good luck deciding what to read. I was glad to see that someone has decided to take on one from each too–although I decided to take on Quest 2 instead of 3. I am not a huge Shakespeare fan, I'm afraid. And four books is probably best with all those other challenges keeping me busy. I look forward to reading your thoughts on your choices!

  5. I'm sorry you've been having trouble commenting on my site. I wish I knew what was up as I definitely want your participation! 🙂

    So glad you're joining in. Fantastic list of books to choose from there, I look forward to seeing what you read.

  6. Hi there! Fabulous list for the challenge. Lots in there that I've read and loved, have on the shelf ready to read and love, and want to acquire in the near future!

    I'm truly pleased that so many people are reading Charles de Lint for this challenge.

  7. Wow! What a list! In going through everyone's blog/lists I think I would have enough books to last a long time…come to think of it I already do. I loved the Moonstone and recently re-read it; it was even better than I remembered.

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