The Greek Gods Book Tag

Hello, reader!

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.

Alright, let’s get to the post!


The Rules:

  • Pingback to Zuky here so she can read all your posts!
  • You can use her graphics if you like, but you don’t have to if you don’t want to.
  • Tag as many people as you want, but please share the love.

The Prompts:

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

HISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is the absolute worst.

THE. 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.


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