The other day I realized I’ve been reading a lot of mythology retellings this year so I decided to make a blog post about it and show you my five favorites. ♥
Heroes by Stephen Fry
This is a companion book to Mythos (from 2017). I highly enjoyed these hilarious retellings of the Greek heroes.
Song of Sacrifice by Janell Rhiannon
This is the first book in the Homeric Chronicles, which is a retelling of the Iliad by Homer written in multiple POVs. This was actually a reread because the book got relaunched and I enjoyed it even more the second time around.
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
This book is also a retelling of the Iliad but it’s written in the POV of Patroclus. I read this book pretty recently and of course it was superb. It was sad but a very good read. I loved the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus.
Circe by Madeline Miller
This was another amazing retelling by Madeline Miller and I honestly enjoyed it more than The Song of Achilles (but both are amazing of course!). Circe is mostly known for her part in the Odyssey so it was amazing to read a whole book about her.
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
This is yet another Iliad retelling. Have I even read anything else at all? Anyway, this is my favorite mythology retelling of the year. At least so far. This book follows Briseis and how she went from being a queen to being Achilles’ prize. It’s not a happy book. It deals with a lot of tough subjects but I thought it was amazingly written.
How about you? Do you have any favorite mythology retellings? Have you read any of the ones above? Let me know in the comment section!