Once Upon a Time Challenge II

This Challenge has now ended.  My aim was to complete ‘œQuest the First” – to read at least 5 books of fantasy, or folklore, or fairy tales, or mythology’¦.

I decided to choose books were already on my to-be-read list and sadly they’re still there, with the one exception of The Chrysalids by John Wyndham, which I read and wrote about – see here. This is a book that I have owned for years, so I’m really pleased I’ve read it. The other books are still waiting and I will read them – sooner or later.


  • Dante’™s Descent into Hell, translated by Dorothy L Sayers. I’ve started this.
  • The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake. I have actually read these books, but it was so long ago that I’ve nearly forgotten the story.
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. This is one that I’ve started twice and put back on the shelf.
  • Star Wars by George Lucas. Will this be like the TV series/films?
  • Helen of Troy by Margaret George. I must read this soon!

3 thoughts on “Once Upon a Time Challenge II

  1. The Gormenghast Trilogy. I started to read this while I was in graduate school and was unable to go very far due to schoolwork and have never gotten back to it. What I did read has stayed with me though and I plan on reading all three at some point. It is a bit of a commitment!


  2. I managed to read 3 of my 4 for this challenge, but was too late to post about one of them. I’m hoping the challenge will be repeated next year, though, as I keep thinking of interesting books, and have already begun my list!


  3. Terri I think that’s why I haven’t started the Gormenghast books.

    GeraniumCat, you did well. I intend to read these books – but not just right now. I hope the challenge will be repeated next year too.


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