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Novel Pairings

Aug 10, 2021

Influenced by a delightful book club discussion with Stacey Swann, author of Olympus, Texas, Chelsey and Sara share a pile of  mythology-inspired books in today’s TBR toppling episode. Myth retellings and adaptations might be a hot trend in publishing right now, but their popularity dates back centuries. In today’s discussion, Chelsey and Sara explore the resurgence of Greek mythology, what makes a great retelling, and which mythological novels they love or want to read.

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Olympus, Texas by Stacey Swann (Amazon)

Circe by Madeline Miller (Amazon)

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Amazon)

A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes (Amazon)

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker (Amazon)

The Women of Troy by Pat Barker (Amazon)

Lovely War by Julie Berry (Amazon)

xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths, edited by Kate Bernheimer (Amazon)

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie (Amazon)

The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough (Amazon)

Bull by David Elliot (Amazon)
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward (Amazon)

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff (Amazon)

Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard (Amazon)

Weight by Jeanette Winterson (Amazon)

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood (Amazon)

Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis (Amazon)

Never Look Back by Lilliam Rivera (Amazon)

Lore by Alexandra Bracken (Amazon)

Mythos by Stephen Fry (Amazon)

Troy by Stephen Fry (Amazon)


Also mentioned:

Episode 18: The Odyssey by Homer and mythology retellings for adventurous readers

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