Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’d Recommend To Disney Princesses

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where each week we get a new topic for a top ten list. If you’re a Disney princess like me, then you know that in between saving the country and landing a smoking hot prince, a girl needs something to do. So why not read?! Here are ten books that are perfect for a Disney princess’s spare time.

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1. Tiger Lily, Jodi Lynn Anderson. I always forget that Tiger Lily is a princess herself. She always slips under the radar, but we need to bring her into the spotlight! Every Disney princess is in tune with her emotions, and this book is perfect for a good cry.

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2. How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True, Sarah Strohmeyer. Publicity can be a nightmare for a princess, so this book gives an insider look into how the magic happens.

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3. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Catherynne M. Valente. Every Disney princess believes in magic and this series is one of the most magical ones I’ve ever read.

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4. Beauty, Robin McKinley. A true Disney princess knows that real beauty comes from the heart.

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5. Princess Academy, Shannon Hale. Becoming a princess doesn’t just happen overnight. There’s work involved. This book shows what princesses learn and perhaps the most important lesson of all: ain’t nobody got time to wait around for a prince to save them. Princesses get shit done.

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6. Wild Magic, Tamora Pierce. Daine is basically a more badass version of Snow White. It doesn’t matter that she’s not actually royalty because she has talking animal best friends.

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7. A Posse of Princesses, Sherwood Smith. As every Disney princess knows, friendship is one of the most valuable things in life.

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8. The Goose Girl, Shannon Hale. Every princess needs to find her inner strength and the power to protect those she loves.

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9. Ella Enchanted, Gail Carson Levine. Any princess can use Char as an example of what to shoot for when looking for a prince to marry.

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10. Princess of the Midnight Ball, Jessica Day George. Disney princesses are familiar with curses, so it’s always good to read a story about one being vanquished.


14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’d Recommend To Disney Princesses

  1. I LOVE what you did here! So original! And your choices are great — particularly Wild Magic and Ella Enchanted (I haven’t read the rest). 🙂

  2. OH MY GOD YES! I had originally tried to do a retelling of fairy tale lists, but I couldn’t figure out to work it as a recommendation so this idea is AWESOME!! And I love all the books on this list (although Spindle’s End is probably my favourite of the Robin McKinley retellings with Deerskin as a close second. But Robin McKinley is a goddess and everything she writes is butterflies and moonbeams). Ahhhhhh this list has made me so fangirly hahaha

  3. I love this list. I’m a huge Disney fanatic and this list just makes my day. I’ve been wanting to read Tiger Lily for a while now and this is a great reminder to do so. I’ll also be adding a good number of these books to my to-read list.
    My TTT.

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