In my defence, I had always planned on joining in with Mythothon. It’s just that I never actually got around to posting my TBR or, you know, signing up at all. But here we go…
This is a month long event run by Foxes and Fairytales. Click here to sign-up and read the full rules. The challenge isn’t to necessarily read books about myths, it’s more about reading books that fit into the following myth-related prompts. There’s a bingo board and potential prizes to win, so definitely check it out.
My TBR will
likely definitely change, but here’s an idea of what I might be reading:
- Zeus. King of the Gods. God of the Sky. Read a book at least 400 pages long.
- Hera. Queen of the Gods. Goddess of Marriage, Mothers and Families. Read a book about royalty.
Death and the Virgin: Elizabeth, Dudley and the Mysterious Fate of Amy Robsart by Chris Skidmore
- Hebe. Goddess of Eternal Youth. Read a Middle Grade or Young Adult book.
The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #1) by Rick Riordan
- Poseidon. God of the Sea. Read a book which features the sea – mermaids, pirates, surfers etc.
- Hermes. God of Travellers and Thieves. Read a book set in a country not your own.
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.
- Aphrodite. Goddess of Love and Beauty. Read a book with a beautiful cover.
The Mermaid and Mrs Gowar by Imogen Hermes Gowar
- The Hydra. Multiheaded Serpent. Read a book with more than one POV.
Two Dark Reigns (One Dark Throne #3) by Kendare Blake
- Iris. Goddess of the Rainbow. Read a book with your favourite colour on the cover or in the title.
- Ancient Greece. Read a book set in the past.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
- Hestia. Goddess of the Hearth. Read the first book in a series.
- Dionysus. God of Wine. Celebrate this year by reading a 2018 release.
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas
- Achilles and Patroclus. Read a book with an LGBT+ protagonist.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily. M. Danforth
- Free Choice.
- Homer. Read a retelling (of a myth, fairy tale, classic novel etc.)
- Hephaestus. God of Fire and Smiths. Read a book with a disabled character.
- Ares. God of War. Read a book with a compelling antagonist or a written from the villain’s POV.
- Echidna. Mother of Monsters. Read a book about monsters – dragons, zombies, serial killers etc.
In the Labyrinth of Drakes (The Natural History of Dragons #4) by Marie Brennan
- Herakles. Read a hyped or popular book (define ‘popular’ as you wish).
Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #2) by Laini Taylor
- Gaia. Primordial Earth Goddess. Read a book which was published at least 5 years ago.
- Athena. Goddess of Wisdom, Strategy and Crafts. Read a book that’s not the first in the series.
Bearing an Hourglass (Incarnations of Time #2) by Piers Anthony
- Artemis. Goddess of the Moon and the Hunt. Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the title.
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
- Persephone. Goddess of the Underworld and Springtime. Read a book which is less than 200 pages.
- Apollo. God of Prophecy, Plague and Poetry. Read a collection of poetry or short stories.
- Hades. God of the Underworld and Riches. Read a book which you got for free (library, from a friend, ARC, Kindle offer etc.)
- Demeter. Goddess of Agriculture. Read a book with a nature word in the title – e.g. leaf, wind, flower etc.
Here is the bingo board. I’m going to aim for three complete rows, which should be about twelve books or so, allowing for interlocking spaces. I’ll check-in at the end with a coloured in board.