As soon as I saw this challenge from She’s Got Books On Her Mind, I knew I had to sign up. Hello? Royalty. Fun levels to reach. New books and authors to discover. I’m thinking the little girl who grew up in England will have lots of fun with this one. And I can read fiction or non-fiction, picture books, graphic novels or whatever. Awesome.
The Goal: Read books that have a royal theme.
Examples: Books that center around anyone with a royal title (Prince, Princess, Queen, Duke, etc.), knights, castles, kingdoms, or heroic quests. (Anything else you can think of just let me know!)
Knight: 1-3 books
Baron or Baroness: 4-6 books
Earl or Countess: 7-9 books
Duke or Duchess: 10-12 books
Prince or Princess: 13- 15 books
King or Queen: 15+ books
Discussions (optional, but look fun!):
January: A Royal Year
*Describe your goals and books you think you want to read for this challenge.
February: What Makes a Princess (or Prince!)
* Create Your Own Princess or Prince! Come up with a list of attributes that you think makes a perfect (or imperfect) princess or prince. Connect those attributes with any character from a book.
March: Going on a Quest (Where Will You Go?)
*List places you would want to visit on a quest. Bonus: What is your quest about?
April: Traveling on the Open Road
*What books and (if you had space) what non-bookish things would you bring on a quest? (Super cool sword anyone?)
May: Classic Heroic Tales
*What are your favorite classic heroic tales or themes that you enjoy in books with heroes?
June: A Royal Update
*How are you doing with your challenge? What books would you recommend to read or to stay away from?
July: A Tale as Old as Time
* What time in history would you want to travel to that has to do with Kings and Queens? Would you change anything?
August: A Royal Gathering
*If you had the chance to invite anyone past or present to a royal feast who would you bring?
September: Retellings and Wishes
*What are your favorite royal retellings? What retellings would like to be told? (Ex. You don’t like the ending of Cinderella and you would change it to… or original stories you think need to be retold)
October: Kissing Your Curse Away
*The importance of curses and what it means to be telling young girls that a prince will save them (or do you think that people put too much weight on princess stories?)
November: Happily Ever After
*Pick your favorite story about royalty (or Disney princess!). What would happen after the book was over?
December: A Journey’s End
*How did you do with your challenge? Did you get to read any fantastic books or join any discussions?
*Discussions are optional!
She even has some book lists to peruse for book ideas.
I’d like to hit Queen status, but I’ll start with knight: