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Greek Mythology Book Recs

Ever since I was a kid I loved Greek mythology. I read everything I could get my hands on and then when I moved into my teen years I started reading romance that included Greek mythology elements. These days I love books that play on the famous stories of mythology and ancient Greece while keeping them in Ancient Greece. Below I’ve included some of my favorite recent reads as well as books I’m looking forward to reading this year.

First up is the author Madeline Miller. She is the queen of Greek mythology in my opinion. She even got her BA and MA in Classics. This year I read her books Circe and The Song of Achilles and they were fantastic. You can read my review of Achilles here. Both stories are set in the world I’ve always imagined them taking place in, which is Ancient Greece with a dash of magic and vengeful gods. Continue reading “Greek Mythology Book Recs”

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Book Review: The Song of Achilles

Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved Greek mythology. I went through a period in time where I couldn’t get enough reading about mythology and devoured every book about it I could get my hands on. I found The Song of Achilles to be a fantastic read and it gets 4.5 stars from me. If you love mythology you should really give this book a read. It is the book on Achilles I wanted and I didn’t even know it until I read.

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First of all something I appreciated about this book and want to mention first thing was that the author kept in Achilles’s love for Patroclus instead of writing out their love affair. I believe the movie about Troy with Brad Pitt left it out, but The Song of Achilles didn’t dance around the LGBTQ aspects of his story. In fact the love story between Achilles and Patroclus was one of my favorite bits of this. The ending wouldn’t have been the same without it and their love made the ending powerful. Continue reading “Book Review: The Song of Achilles”