I have always been fascinated by Greek mythology and studied classical civilisation for one of my A Levels. So when Umairah @ Sereadipity tagged me for the Greek Mythology Book Tag, I had to do this! If my googling is correct, this tag was originally created by Jasmine @ Flip That Page.
Zeus: God of the Sky and Thunder, King of the Gods
If you correctly guessed Pride and Prejudice, then you can read me like a book. 😊
Poseidon: God of the Sea and Earthquakes
A Book That Drowned You in Feels
The Hate U Give took me on an emotional rollercoaster. The film adaptation also tugged at my heartstrings.
Hades: God of the Underworld
Favourite Book with a Dark/Ominous Plot
I’m currently reading To Kill a Kingdom and this is the first book that sprang to mind! It’s a dark retelling of The Little Mermaid with sirens and pirates, and I am loving it so far.
Hera: Goddess of Marriage and Family
Cutest Fictional Couple
Nick and Charlie from Heartstopper! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
Athena: Goddess of Wisdom, Handicraft, and Strategic Warfare
Favourite Intelligent Heroine
I agree with Umairah on this one! When I first read the Harry Potter books as a child and teenager, Hermione taught me that it’s okay to be smart.
Gaea: Mother Earth
Favourite World-Building Book
The world-building in A Song of Ice and Fire series is amazing. It’s so detailed and richly imagined.
Aphrodite: Goddess of Love and Beauty
Most Gorgeous Cover
Warcross by Marie Lu is shiny and beautiful! 😍
Ares: God of War and Bloodshed
Most Violent Book You’ve Read
I don’t read a lot of violent books, so this is a tricky prompt! Probably Carrie by Stephen King. As you can see from the cover, there is a lot of gore in this one.
Hephastus: God of Blacksmiths and Fire
Hottest Book You’ve Ever Read
I feel like romance has taken a back seat in my reading this past year, even though it’s one of my favourite genres. I’ll go with Who’s That Girl? by Mhairi McFarlane which is relatively hot! 🔥
Artemis: Goddess of the Hunt, the Moon, and Virginity
A Heroine Who Doesn’t Need a Man to Save Her
Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With Wind. Initially, she is a spoiled Southern belle who manipulates men and wants what she can’t have. But Scarlett learns that she doesn’t actually need a man to save her.
Apollo: God of Light and Healing
A Book That’s an Exception to a Genre You Don’t Usually Like
I don’t usually read thrillers, but one that I really liked and recommend is Gone Girl. It’s a compelling story, complete with unreliable narrators.
Hermes: Messenger Gods of Thieves and Commerce
A Book that Stole Your Heart
So many books have stolen my heart, but if I had to choose one, it has to be The Outsiders, aka the original YA novel.
Hestia: Goddess of the Heart and Home
A Book You Go Back to for Comfort
I tend not to re-read books, but one which I have re-read is Little Women. This is a delightful classic and I’m looking forward to watching the new film adaptation, starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, and Eliza Scanlen.
Demeter: Goddess of Fertility and Agriculture
Favourite Bookish Setting
I adore a well-written and imaginative fantasy setting. It’s an obvious choice, but one of my favourite bookish settings is the magical world J.K. Rowling created in Harry Potter.
Dionysus: God of Wine and Celebration
Book You are Most Anticipating in the Next Year
I loved One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus and can’t wait to go back to Bayview with One of Us Is Next!
Hecate: Goddess of Witchcraft, Magic, and Ghosts
Favourite Magical Book
For variety, I’m going to pick another book besides Harry Potter haha. Ella Enchanted is a wonderful reimagining of Cinderella. The main character, Ella, lives in the magical kingdom of Frell which is home to ogres, fairies, and more.
Nemesis: Goddess of Divine Retribution
Favourite Revenge Story
There’s a lot going on in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, and Arya’s revenge story is quite something. You do not want to be on her list!
all the Greek mythology fans!
Do you like Greek mythology? Have you read any of the books I chose? Let me know in the comments!