RetellingAThon Prompts & Team Announcement


Thank you to everyone that has signed up for the first Retelling-A-Thon. I’m sure it’s going to be a lot of fun and it wouldn’t be that without all of you.

A special thanks, of course, to Tay from Frayed Books for creating Retelling-A-Thon and a shoutout to Jen from jm_bibliolater for creating the banner you see above. 🙂

Now, on to the important things you’ve come here for today!

Team Shakespeare!


There are a lot of Shakespearean works from which to draw inspiration for retellings. For the RetellingAThon prompts, I chose these five plays specifically: Macbeth, Hamlet, Twelfth Night,, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Romeo & Juliet.

Two spots are left available for Reader’s Choice. You can choose two more titles based on the prompts or ANY Shakespeare retellings you can think of!

Over the next couple weeks before the readathon starts I’ll be sharing some title recommendations that will fit these prompts, but don’t think they’re to restrain you! As long as it fits the prompt, no matter the genre/format, it’s fair!

Do Not Say the Name: A retelling of Macbeth

Talk to the Skull: A retelling of Hamlet

Witty Fool or Foolish Wit?: A retelling of Twelfth Night

Foolish Mortals and Faeries: A retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Star Crossed Lovers: A retelling of Romeo & Juliet

Readers Choice x2

Retelling-A-Thon Week 2 Prompts

A brief reminder: RetellingAThon runs from August 1-31st. Each week is dedicated to reading retellings in the theme of the week. Please see the schedule below for each week’s theme and host. 🙂

August 1st-8th

Host: Tay at Frayed Books


August 9th-16th

Host: Harker at The Hermit Librarian


August 17th-24th

Host: Umairah at Sereadipity

Fairy Tales

August 25th-31st

Host: Jennifer Mitchell at JM_Bibliolater


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