Hi guys, welcome! Sorry for posting the Connect Five Friday post today instead of yesterday, this time it took me a lot of time to come up with a new topic. Anyway let’s begin. Recently I finished The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, which was my first mythology read. I loved this book so much that I feel I might have found a new favourite genre in mythology. So I thought why not try and read more mythology books and see if my love for mythology is one-tine thing or is it here to stay. Thus here I am with a list of 5 mythology based books which I want to read this year.
Connect Five Friday is a feature/link up hosted by Book Date. For this feature you will have to make a list of five books or things connected to books. There is no set topic, so you can make a list of any bookish things.
First on my list is another book by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. This time it is the re-imagining of Indian epic Ramayana. As I really loved The Palace of Illusions, I hope that I will love this one too. Fingers crossed.
Circe is based on Greek Mythology. Circe, the character was a enchantress or sorceress in the greek mythology and this book is her story. From the synopsis I feel that this book is going to be a powerful read with a strong woman protagonist. Y’all know how much I love a strong woman protagonist, so can’t wait to read this one.
Another Greek Mythology based book by Madeline Miller. According to the reviewers this is going to make me ugly cry. I am not a big fan of sad stories but I saw that the sad parts of The Palace of Illusions were the parts I loved the most. So maybe it is different with mythology or maybe it was because I already knew what was going to happen as I was familiar with the original text. Whatever may be the reason, I am still really excited read The Song of Achilles. Hopefully I will like it.
Lanka’s Princess is based on Surpanakha, Ravan’s infamous sister from Ramayana. Surpanakha has always been portrayed as a villain, at least in the children adaptation of Ramayana and the movie adaptation which I have grown reading and watching. So I am really excited to read her perspective, and to know whether she was actually a villain or just another victim.
Another book by Kavita Kane which is also based on Indian Mythology. This time it is the story of Ahalya who was turned to stone when she was discovered by her husband making love to the Hindu god Indra who came to her disguised as her husband. Really excited to read this one. Plus I can get this for free through prime reading service of Amazon so even more excited to read it.
Have you read any of the books mentioned above? Did you like them? What are your favourite mythology based books?