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Quiz: What Should Be Your Next Fairytale Read?

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Margaret Kingsbury

Contributing Editor

Margaret Kingsbury grew up in a house so crammed with books she couldn’t open a closet door without a book stack tumbling, and she’s brought that same decorative energy to her adult life. Margaret has an MA in English with a concentration in writing and has worked as a bookseller and adjunct English professor. She’s currently a freelance writer and editor, and in addition to Book Riot, her pieces have appeared in School Library Journal, BuzzFeed News, The Lily, Parents,, and more. She particularly loves children’s books, fantasy, science fiction, horror, graphic novels, and any books with disabled characters. You can read more about her bookish and parenting shenanigans in Book Riot’s twice-weekly The Kids Are All Right newsletter. You can also follow her kidlit bookstagram account @BabyLibrarians, or on Twitter @AReaderlyMom.

Me: I should write a quiz! What kind of quiz should it be?

Happy Me: A fairytale quiz!

Second Guessing Me: Margaret, you’ve written about fairytales a lot. You should branch out and do something different.

Me: Like what?

Happy Me: Fairytales!

Me: You know what the world needs more of right now? Fairytales!

Second Guessing Me: Sigh. You’ve already completely written it in your head, haven’t you?

Me: …

Happy Me: *clapping*

(I’ve listed all the options at the end of this post.)


Baba Yaga’s Assistant by Marika McCoola

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Changeling by Victor LaValle

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

The Fox’s Tower by Yoon Ha Lee

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

A Wild Swan by Michael Cunningham