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Reasons Why I Love Mythology-inspired Books So Much 💗 | Top Ten Tuesday #2

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Hello everyone and welcome to my second Top Ten Tuesday post hosted by Jana (@that artsy reader girl)! This week’s topic is, just as the last time, a really cool one, because one can choose what to write about with the only restriction that it has to be something you love which can either be an author, a book, a genre or something completely different. For this week I chose the following topic I came up with: Reasons Why I Love Mythology-inspired books and today will include all the praise, worship and love, haha.


“I liked myths. They weren’t adult stories and they weren’t children’s stories. They were better than that. They just were.”
– Neil Gaiman
  1. Let’s start with the obvious: Mythology-inspired books are often diverse reads and one can learn something new about a different culture. I absolutely love that.

  2. I love how authors come up with a new and unique story based on myths. Also: I am a big fan of retellings.

  3. The characters often go on a quest and the story is adventure-themed. Who doesn’t love a squad of amazing characters which is on their way to save their best friend, the kingdom and/or the whole world?

  4. Cool magical elements are part of every mythology-inspired book I know. As someone who mainly reads fantasy-books that’s an essential.

  5. Mythology-inspired reads have a very refreshing writing style and sometimes I feel like a listener who hangs on the author’s every word instead of a reader.

Related Post: A favourite based on Japanese Mythology 👹

Do you enjoy reading Mythology-inspired books? What are your favourite books based on mythology? Do you have any recommendations? Feel free to let me know!


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16 thoughts on “Reasons Why I Love Mythology-inspired Books So Much 💗 | Top Ten Tuesday #2

    1. I already mentioned Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa, so that’s one based on Japanese Mythology I really loved. Then, I also read Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman which was so well-written. When I was in middle school I never was much of a Percy Jackson fan (oops!) so instead I read the Starcrossed series by Josephine Angelini which I remember really liking (though I do not know if that would be the case still).

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