Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

It’s a freebie this time around for TTT, which I honestly 100% intended to think up something amazingly unique and bookish for everyone to read but didn’t get around to. In layman’s terms, I completely forgot because, well, life. I’m actually pretty backlogged in terms of having everything ready and set up for posting, which is its own kind of stress on top of all the others. I meant to catch up this weekend, but that didn’t happen so I guess I’m just going to be rolling with it for now. Anyway, I decided to list my favorite fairytales today and I’m probably gonna be somewhat quick about it, so this might be a shorter post than usual.

10. The Light Princess

A cute, light story about a Princess who floats. Her father does all he can to bring her back to earth and invites those from all across the land to assist with this endeavor.

9. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

If you don’t know this one, I’m sad for you. It’s such a fun little story. Granted, my experience with it began with Disney and more or less stayed with Disney, but I still love it.

8. Cinderella

You’d think this one would be higher given my adoration for Cinderella retellings, but nah.

7. Rikki Tikki Tavi

My love for mongeese comes from this beautiful story. And it’s told by the same guy who wrote The Jungle Book!

6. Beauty and the Beast

Honestly, this one is only this high on the list because books.

5. Thumbelina

I adore Thumbelina so much. It’s not the most amazing story, I’ll give you that, but I just have feels for it.

4. The Little Mermaid

I can’t not love this one. It’s so dear to my heart.

3. The Reluctant Dragon

This is one of the cutest and most fun dragon stories I’ve ever come across.

2. Rapunzel

I had a huge thing for locked away princesses that got saved when I was a kid. I’m definitely against it now, but I never quite lost my love for the ones I read when I was young. And, to be fair, the guy in this one doesn’t actually save her in the very end, he just comes close but then she saves him.

1. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

love, love, love this story so damn much.

And that’s all for this week! Happy reading, everyone!

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9 thoughts on “Fairytales that Stick with You; Top Ten Tuesday

  1. My favorite fairy tale is The 12 Dancing Princesses! The House of Salt and Sorrows did a beautiful dark re-telling of it. I always love re-tellings of really obscure fairy tales. I have a copy of Hans Christian Anderson’s collection of fairy tales and my best friend is letting me borrow his Grimm Fairy Tale Collection book as well. The only one on this list I’m not a huge fan of is Rikki Tikki Tavi, but there are a few I haven’t actually read. I LOVED Thumbelina and really want to see the animated film again because it has been way too long. The Reluctant Dragon and The Light Princess look great too, do you know who they’re written by? I’ll totally read them.

    1. The Light Princess (one of my favorites as well!) is by George MacDonald. And it’s… a bit weirder than this description makes it out to be. In a good way.

      1. It sounds interesting! I will have to see if I can find it on the internet. A lot of fairy tales you can find for free on the internet just because they tend to be so short. I do like having collections of Hans Christian Anderson’s and Grimm’s Fairy Tales though because there are just SO many fairy tales in those two books combined!!

      2. It was written in the 1800s, so you probably will be able to find it online, but it’s definitely longer than the average fairy tale. But also definitely worth a read.

      3. I will have to check it out when I get back home, but I really want to read it. Do me a favor and make sure to send me a comment back and then when I get the notification I will remember hahaha

  2. Your entire first paragraph sums up my life beautifully, and oh, being behind and stressed is fun, isn’t it? Sending you all the virtual coffee and chocolate to help you get caught up. 😛 This is a great post! I haven’t heard of some of these. I’m going to have to go look up Rikki Tikki Tavi now. You’ve definitely piqued my interest!

    Here’s my TTT post.

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