The Ancient History Book Tag

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a book tag and I’m feeling very bored and restless, so I thought why not. And I’ve had this tag post done by Stephen bookmarked just for this day. Even though I only read it infrequently, I am a fan of the history books genre, so I thought this was a perfect one for my blog. Do checkout Stephen’s blog for more fun bookish content.

This tag originated on booktube and was the created by Books Michelleso thank you very much to her for this fun idea. Let’s get on with it then!

The Stone Age: one of the first books you remember reading.

The earliest books I remember reading were the Panchatantra tales in Telugu and the children’s versions of other Indian mythology epics.

Ancient Greece: your favourite myth-inspired book (doesn’t have to be Greek mythology), or retelling.

The Celestial trilogy has to be my favorite mythology inspired series because not only is it based on my absolute favorite Mahabharata, the trilogy itself is full of brilliant characters, a heartbreaking storyline, spectacular fight sequences, and an overall unforgettable world.

The Roman Empire: a book featuring an impressive empire or kingdom.

I have only read the first two books in the Imperial Radch trilogy and we don’t travel beyond one planet/station in each of them, but the idea of the vast Radch empire in this series is impressive and the author has some great commentary on the perils of colonization.

The Middle Ages, (or the Dark Ages): a book that is an absolute bummer.

I only read this because of a book club but it was totally not for me. Neither did the writing work for me, nor were the cyberpunk elements that easy to grasp, so overall I was pretty disappointed.

The Renaissance: a book that you’ve learned a lot from, or that made you think.

I learnt a lot from Invisible Women because despite knowing the reality of most of what was mentioned in the book, it was fascinating to know why things are the way they are, and why we are forced to continue with the status quo.

The Industrial Revolution: a book featuring an invention or concept that you would love to have in your own life.

The Eyre Affair and the rest of the Thursday Next series has a device (which I have forgotten the name of) which allows you to be transported into the world of any book. And wow does that sound so cool and I wish I had it so that I could visit my favorite fictional worlds.

World War I & II: your favourite historical fiction book about the World Wars (or if you don’t have one, your favourite historical fiction book in general).

WWII itself is not necessarily prominent in all of the books of the Maggie Hope series, but it’s a constant way of life for the characters. But I really enjoy this series for the titular Maggie herself – a smart, brave and determined protagonist.

Present Day: a book everybody should read in present day according to you.

I think anyone who thinks about and wants to work towards equality in our world should read Hood Feminism, because this provides a new perspective on the ways in which inequality persists in our world and what feminism can actually mean.

Hope you enjoyed reading this ….!!!!! And please feel free to do this yourself and link back to me so that I can see all your answers… And ofcourse, let me know if you want me to tag you in any future posts 🙂

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