Today, I’m bringing you a book tag that I’m so excited to do! I’m a big fan of Greek mythology (any mythology, really) and a big fan of book tags, so the Greek Gods Book Tag is the perfect combination for me. I’m hoping you have as much fun reading it as I do writing it!
First, I want to thank the lovely Erika @ And On She Reads for the tag ❤ Erika is an incredible blogger who writes fabulous bookish posts. You should definitely go check out her blog when you get the chance.
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Zeus, King of the Gods: Your favorite book
This is an unfair question! How am I supposed to just pick one?! To play along, I’ve decided to pick one of my favorite books that I’ve re-read the most: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko. It’s a beautiful story with lush world-building and a main character you can’t help but love. The fact that the main character is an idealistic Black young woman certainly helps! I love this story and am always eager to fall back into the world of Aritsar, so this gets the top spot for now!
Hera, Queen of the Gods: A badass female character
The main character from Little Thieves by Margaret Owen immediately came to mind! Vanja is the goddaughter of Death and Fortune, a unrepentant thief, and a young woman bent on living her own life. She’s such an incredible character and I loved watching her work! Her growth throughout the story was wonderful to see, as well.
Janus, Good of Beginnings: Your favorite debut(s)
I’ve read a lot of fantastic debuts lately. I decided to go with one that I just read this year: The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna. This book blew. my. MIND! It was a stunning novel that felt like I was reading a movie. It’s vibrant, action-packed, and features a strong, Black character growing into her own. I absolutely loved this book and I can’t wait for the sequel!
Athena, Goddess of Wisdom: Your favorite non-fiction book
I don’t read a ton of non-fiction and, when I do, they tend to be true crime. I love a non-fiction book that teaches me something without reading like a textbook, which is why I really enjoyed The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson! This was such an interesting read that discussed the Chicago World’s Fair while, at the same time, taking a peek at the life of America’s first serial killer, H.H. Holmes. It was fascinating and made me want to read more from this author.
Aphrodite, Goddess of Love: A book you adore and recommend everyone read
I thought I’d go with an old favorite and choose The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I’m currently re-reading it and I forgotten how much I really adore it. It’s such a beautifully written book! This is definitely the read for you if you’re looking for some vibes. A little light on the plot, but it’s still spectacular. And the circus. The circus! The descriptions of the tents alone are well worth the read.
Hades, God of the Underworld: An evil book you wish didn’t exist
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is the absolute worst.
Poseidon, God of the Sea and Earthquakes: A beautiful and ground-breaking book
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is an older book, but it certainly fits this prompt. It’s a beautifully written, beautifully constructed, story that was definitely ground-breaking. This was another book that instantly cemented the author as a favorite. It was just that good! I’ve loved everything else I’ve read by Angie Thomas, too.
Apollo, God of the Arts: A beautiful book cover
I didn’t even know that The Devil Makes Three by Tori Bovalino was a thing until I received it in an Illumicrate box. Their exclusive cover alone made me want to read it, though the fact that it features a library and a devil certainly helped. The cover in person is just gorgeous. The gold veins running through the blue-green marbling are actually shiny! I adore this edition and am excited to give it a read.
Hypnos, God of Sleep: A book so boring you almost fell asleep
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens makes me want to nap every time I see it 😂 I hated this book so much when I had to read it in high school. I tried to finish it. I really did. But every time I picked it up to read, my eyelids would get heavy. I ended up watching the movie and faking it til I made it at the end of that section in my English class. Never again…
Hermes, Messenger of the Gods: A book you sped through
I remember when I picked A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson up. I had been hearing a lot of great buzz about it, I’m fairly certain it fit a prompt for a readathon, and I thought “Why not?” And then I couldn’t put it down! This book is compulsively readable, from start to finish. I tore through so fast and immediately had to get my hands on the second book. Have I read it? No! But, ya know… it’s on deck for when I’m ready for another fast read.