Reasons Why I Love Mythology-inspired Books So Much πŸ’— | 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.

β€œI 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 πŸ‘Ή

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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21 thoughts on “Reasons Why I Love Mythology-inspired Books So Much πŸ’— | 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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      1. Thank you so much for your recs, Mytha!! 🧑 I haven’t heard of those books yet which is great because I can now check them out. I am very interested in mythology in general and haven’t read a book on Indian mythology yet so thanks again!!

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  1. Ah this is such a lovely list, it makes me want to seek out more books with mythology inspirations! I’ve heard a lot about Circe, but I haven’t read it just yet. Another one that comes to mind right now is the star-touched queen, I really had a great time with this one πŸ˜€

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