The ‘Greek Gods’ Book Tag!

Hi everyone! I’ve been seeing the Greek Gods book tag floating around, which was created by the awesome Zuky. I love the prompts in this one so I decided to give it a try!

Also, I’ve noticed that whenever I do book tags, I’m rarely able to stick to just one recommendation per prompt – is that against the rules?! Oh well, the more I add to your TBR the better, right? πŸ˜‰

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Rules:

  • Pingback to Zuky so she can see your posts
  • Use Zuky’s graphics if you want to – but equally, you don’t have to use them
  • Tag as many people as you want, but please, share the love

Zeus: King of the Gods – Your favourite book

My standard answer when I get asked this question tends to be Wuthering Heights/The Book Thief. I can’t choose between the two because they’re both so different.

 

Hera: Queen of the Gods – A badass female character

The Unnamed Midwife, Kate ‘Puck’ Connolly, and Daenerys Targaryen are the ones that instantly spring to mind.

 

Janus: God of Beginnings – Your favourite debut

It’s impossible to pick just one. These are a few 2018 debuts I’ve loved!

 

Athena: Goddess of Wisdom – Your favourite non-fiction book

I don’t tend to read a lot of non-fiction because it feels too much like studying – and I’m already doing enough of that for my diploma! But Matt Haig’s take on mental health is always amazingly relatable and I think these books should be required reading for everyone.

 

Aphrodite: Goddess of Love – A book you adore and recommend everyone read

I don’t really have books that I will blanket recommend to everyone because we all have different tastes. But these three are books that I consistently name when people ask me for a dystopian, fantasy or historical fiction recommendation!

 

Hades: God of the Underworld – An evil book you wish didn’t exist

I recently read Damsel and wish I could erase some of the disgusting imagery from my mind! A similarly hurtful ‘feminist’ story wasΒ The Surface Breaks. I just can’t get behind books like this.

 

Poseidon: God of the Sea and Earthquakes – A beautiful and ground-breaking book

More Than This is such a brilliantly unique book that really moved me. In fact, everything I’ve read by Patrick Ness has been pretty ground-breaking and beautiful.

 

Apollo – God of the Arts – A beautiful book cover

I feel like I always pick the same books for the beautiful cover prompts so here are some I haven’t featured as often!

 

Hypnos: God of Sleep – A book so boring you almost fell asleep

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This one has not aged well at ALL.

 

Hermes: Messenger of the Gods – A book you sped through

I flew through all three of these and definitely recommend them!

 

Well, there you have it! I hope you’ve found some new books to add to your TBRs πŸ˜‰ I don’t know who’s done this tag and who hasn’t so if you’re interested, consider yourself tagged! X

 

23 thoughts on “The ‘Greek Gods’ Book Tag!

  1. The Book Thief! I still can’t properly talk about that book and it’s been like five years since I read it. It’s so good but so, so heartbreaking.

    And Puck Connolly is amazing. I aspire to be like her.

    This is such a fun tag!

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    • It’s about 7-8 years since I read it, I didn’t realise it had been so long! I remember it being utterly beautiful. Definitely planning a 2019 reread!

      I just reread The Scorpio Races for November 1st and loved her just as much as when I first read it!

      And thanks, you should try it! I’d love to see your answers 😘

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      • I reread The Scorpio Races at the beginning of November also! I pretty much plan to do that every year as long as I can.

        I should reread The Book Thief also.

        And I’ll have to find a time to do this tag! πŸ™‚

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  2. I really like the cover of the mermaid book. Because it’s a green color on white, the body of the mermaid provides places for the artist to include the names without making the cover look too busy. I tend to shy away from covers with loads of tiny detail because that’s all my eyes focus on.

    What kind of mental health does Matt Haig cover? I hope it’s not just “mental health” in general, because it’s such a big topic.

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  3. Lovely answers for this tag! I love the debuts you picked out – I’ve read and loved A Thousand Perfect Notes, The Wicked Deep and To Kill A Kingdom so much! I haven’t had a chance to read City of Brass just yet, but I’m looking forward to πŸ™‚
    I agree that More than this was brilliant – that twist at the end, wow, I will never be over it hahaha. Such a good book πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you! City of Brass was awesome, I hope you get to read it soon and love it! I’m guessing you will since you liked my other choices πŸ˜‰

      And yes! I thought it was a really bold move and it made the book so unique! It will always stand out to me πŸ™‚

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      • For further Susanna Kearsley reading, I recommend The Shadowy Horses, followed by The Firebird. The Firebird includes characters from the historical portion of The Winter Sea, and The Shadowy Horses introduces a child who, as an adult, plays an important role in the modern portions of The Firebird. So it makes more sense to read The Shadowy Horses before reading The Firebird; that way, you’ll have the backstory of all the recurring characters. (As an interesting side note, a minor character in The Firebird shows up as a minor character in Kearsley’s newest novel, Bellewether.)

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