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Swan Sister - Ellen Datlow

Swan Sister - Ellen Datlow

"Mirror, Mirror" by Gregory Maguire - The year is 1502, and seven-year-old Bianca de Nevada lives perched high above Tuscany and Umbria's hills and valleys at Montefiore, the farm of her beloved father, Don Vicente. But one day a noble entourage makes its way up the winding slopes to the farm -- and the world comes to Montefiore. In the presence of Cesare Borgia and his sister, the lovely and vain Lucrezia - decadent children of a wicked pope - no one can claim innocence for very long.

"Mirror, Mirror" by Gregory Maguire - The year is 1502, and seven-year-old Bianca de Nevada lives perched high above Tuscany and Umbria's hills and valleys at Montefiore, the farm of her beloved father, Don Vicente. But one day a noble entourage makes its way up the winding slopes to the farm -- and the world comes to Montefiore. In the presence of Cesare Borgia and his sister, the lovely and vain Lucrezia - decadent children of a wicked pope - no one can claim innocence for very long.

The Black Swan (Fairy Tales, #2) by Mercedes Lackey, my favorite and first read.  Basically a version of Swan Lake.

The Black Swan (Fairy Tales, #2) by Mercedes Lackey, my favorite and first read. Basically a version of Swan Lake.

Wayfarer : a tale of beauty and madness - In this retelling of Cinderella, Ellen Sinder's violent stepmother terrifies her, her plan for surviving and getting through high school quietly begins to unravel, and Auntie, an odd old woman who takes her in, may not be as kindly as she appears.

Wayfarer : a tale of beauty and madness - In this retelling of Cinderella, Ellen Sinder's violent stepmother terrifies her, her plan for surviving and getting through high school quietly begins to unravel, and Auntie, an odd old woman who takes her in, may not be as kindly as she appears.

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande is an instant classic. Beautifully written with stories of men and woman, old and young, faced with difficult decisions. I believe we are only beginning to work our way through this topic.

If you ever feel like LAUGHING, or just being straight-up INSPIRED, Amy Poehler's memoir-of-sorts, Yes Please, should be your go-to read. EXCELLENT advice on how to treat your CAREER like a BAD BOYFRIEND. And how to apologize when you screw up - publicly.

FATHOMLESS is a companion book to SISTERS RED and SWEETLY, and is a retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid.

FATHOMLESS is a companion book to SISTERS RED and SWEETLY, and is a retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid.

These fairy tale retellings for adults are worth a read! Including the Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman.

These fairy tale retellings for adults are worth a read! Including the Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman.

Snow in Summer by Jane Yolen "A well-imagined and well-told addition to collections of retold fairy tales." —School Library Journal

Snow in Summer by Jane Yolen "A well-imagined and well-told addition to collections of retold fairy tales." —School Library Journal

Rapunzel, Snow White, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast retellings for adults, including Cress by Marissa Meyer.

Rapunzel, Snow White, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast retellings for adults, including Cress by Marissa Meyer.

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