Books inspired by Mythology – Top 5 Saturday

This right here! This is my kinda post. I live for folklore and mythology in books and love nothing more that learning all about new cultures, my one problem… there was no way I was going to be able to narrow this down to 5, so I may have cheated. The book below are some of my all time favourite reads or are on my TBR, and a huge part of that is the fact they are all based around some kind of mythology or folklore. To help me cheat, I’ve narrowed these down to continents and then included all the books I have read ( there are probably loads more out there) that feature in that continent. Have you read any of the below? Or have any of them on your TBR’s? Let me know in the comments.

Thanks to Mandy over at Devouring books  for creating these amazing prompts! You should definitely go check her blog out because she posts some great content.


Kingdom of Souls – Rena Barron

Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi

City of Brass – S.A. Chakraborty

The Djinn Falls in Love and other stories – Mahvesh Murad

The Golem and the Jinni – Helene Wecker


Below – Alexandria Warwick

The Wolf in the Whale – Jordanna Max Brodsky


Shadow of the Fox – Julia Kagawa

The Poppy War – R F Kuang

Flame in the Mist – Renee Ahdieh


Percy Jackson and the lightning Thief – Rick Riordan

Heroes of Olympus – Rick Riordan

The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden

The Deathless Girls – Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Silence of the Girls – Pat Baker

Circe – Madeline Miller

Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller

Brightfall – Jaime Lee Moyer

North America

Trial of Lightning – Rebecca Roanhorse

South America

Gods of Jade and Shadow – Silvia Moreno-Garcia

There are probably sooooo many more here that I’m forgetting about! Also I clearly need to read more North/South American books so hit me up with your recommendations.

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  1. How about The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card? It got a LOT of bad reviews, and while I agree with some of it, the mythology about Norse and other mythologies is an interesting take.

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  2. so many good books on here!
    Also so many I still want to read, like Gods of Jade and Shadow and Trail of lightning!


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  3. *adding everything that’s not already on my list to my truly endless tbr* YAAS gimme all the books! Lol I love reading books inspired by mythology and can’t wait to read more 😀 I love how you’ve done this week’s prompt!

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  4. Ahh I love that you made a full list! There are so many books on your list that are on my TBR! Oh and The Poppy War is one of my all time favorites. Also if you love mythology and enjoyed The City of Brass you should totally check out The Candle and the Flame. I really loved that one it was so cultural and fascinating with great characters. Also just so uk the topics for march are up on this week’s post.

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  5. I love me some mythology books, and I like how you broke them down by region! I feel kind of bad to say that so many of these are on my TBR? I have so many backlist books to catch up on at this point. xD Can we add a few more hours in the day? I love your list, though, and you’ve given me a few extra books to check out, too!

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  6. Hey there ! Indian Mythology should really be on your bucket list. I’m sure you will find it like no other mythology out there.
    A great beginning would be reading the Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi.
    Also,(some necessary self promotion 😅) since you are interested in mythology I would be thoroughly gratified if you could check out my blog on Mythology below:

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