As I’m progressing with my Mythothon this month which is based on Greek mythology, this makes for a very fun and relevant post. So, thank you Claire @ Books Coffee and Repeat for tagging me. Please do checkout her blog for more awesome bookish posts. This tag is also a nice addition to my previously written Norse Mythology and Egyptian Mythology tags and hopefully, I’ll get a chance to explore others in the future.
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ZEUS: KING OF THE GODS – YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK
There are too many that have quickly become favorites of mine and it’s so difficult to choose, so I’m going to just randomly pick one. And that is… Dance of Thieves. A new series set in my favorite Remnant Chronicles, this book is a thrilling new fantasy ride with lots of amazing characters.
HERA: QUEEN OF THE GODS – A BADASS FEMALE CHARACTER
I’ve read many books with badass female characters but one I don’t talk about much is Irene from the Invisible Library series. She is smart, hardworking and the best at her job. She is also one of the most resourceful characters I’ve ever read, there is not a single tricky or even life threating situation from which she can’t extricate herself, and it’s amazing to see the display of her talents. If you love books and mysteries and travel, then you will have a lot of fun reading this series.
JANUS: GOD OF BEGINNINGS – YOUR FAVOURITE DEBUT(S)
Throne of Glass is definitely not my favorite of the series and I only rated it 3 stars, but I will forever be thankful to this book for making me obsessed with the amazing characters. Gentleman’s Guide is one heartwarming hilarious read that makes me smile everytime I think about it. Captive Prince is another series starter that kept me engaged despite the uncomfortable themes and gave me my most favorite couple of this year. Stalking Jack the Ripper is bloody and macabre while also being entertaining and made me enjoy a mystery after a long time. These are authors who really impressed me with their debuts and now, I will always look forward to reading their next works.
ATHENA: GODDESS OF WISDOM – YOUR FAVOURITE NON-FICTION BOOK
I don’t read a lot of non-fiction these days because my interest tends towards politics, and politics nowadays only makes me anxious. However, amid these bleak times, listening to Born A Crime – written and narrated by Trevor made me laugh and cry and feel joyful about this beautiful growing up story. If you like audiobooks, this should be on top of your TBR.
APHRODITE: GODDESS OF LOVE – A BOOK YOU ADORE AND RECOMMEND EVERYONE READ (OTHER THAN YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK!)
I only read this recently and haven’t actually gotten the opportunity to recommend to anyone, but I know I will be talking about it for a long time to come. A YA retelling of the Mahabharata set in space, A Spark of White Fire is brilliantly written and has some amazing and complex characters. I believe it’s a must read for anyone who loves Indian mythology.
POSEIDON: GOD OF THE SEA & EARTHQUAKES – A BEAUTIFUL & GROUND-BREAKING BOOK
Six of Crows duology is one of the best series I have ever read and I still marvel at Bardugo’s craft. It’s a masterpiece in how to blend multiple morally gray characters (each with their own POV) with extensive world building and the best banter ever. I especially love how unique the characters are in terms of their race, sexuality and backgrounds. I really consider it ground breaking and know I will be rereading it many times.
APOLLO: GOD OF THE ARTS – A BEAUTIFUL BOOK COVER
A story about an Indian American family descended from erstwhile royalty is something I can’t resist and I’m even more excited that I got approved for the eARC. It also feels like this might take some form of a Pride and Prejudice retelling and I’m always up for those. I absolutely love the bright desi aesthetic of this cover and the little nod to San Francisco where the book takes place.
HYPNOS: GOD OF SLEEP – A BOOK SO BORING YOU ALMOST FELL ASLEEP
This is one of those classic books which is universally loved but I didn’t understand at all. I don’t remember much but I know that it bored me a lot and struggled to complete it. I don’t think I would have even attempted to read this one if not for some serious FOMO.
HERMES: MESSENGER OF THE GODS – A BOOK YOU SPED THROUGH
Actually, my only reading speed is super fast and I tend to finish most of the books in a single or two sittings. However, the Executive Office series is special because I picked it up during a horrible slump and didn’t stop until I finished the whole series in just over two days. It has awesome characters, beautiful romance, politics and some very unreal but thrilling action sequences.
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