Mythothon: Celtic Recs

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Find all the details about this round of the Mythothon readathon over in the Announcement and Prompts post.

As with every round of this readathon, you do not need to read mythology books, simply ones that fit the challenge prompts. However, I know some of you enjoy the extra challenge of using theme specific books into your TBR so I’ve found a few that you might be interested in. I’ve not read all of the books below, only some, so I can’t recommend which are most likely to suit you, but think of this as a starting place for your own research. Please do add any suggestions you come up with in the comments.

This is a mixed bag of Celtic mythology inspired reading — some are almost direct retellings of stories like Tam Lin (Scottish) or the Mabinogion (Welsh), while other are looser featuring creatures from Celtic folklore like kelpies and selkies. In fact, since the idea of ‘fair folk’, Sidhe and fairy deals feature heavily in Celtic folklore, you could probably use a lot of fantasy novels featuring the fae.

One element of Celtic mythology you won’t find here is Arthurian Legend. I felt that was a large and rather separate topic ( and hinthint might make for a Mythothon round all of its own).

Where a series would fit, I’ve listed the first book.



Dreaming the Eagle (Boudica #1) by Manda Scott

Witches of Ash and Ruin by E. Latimer 

The Dark Tide (The Dark Tide #1) by Alicia Jasinska

The Hounds of the Mórrígan by Pat O’Shea

Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

Prince of Annwn (Mabinogion Tetralogy #1) by Evangeline Walton

Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen Kushner

The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain #1) by Lloyd Alexander

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters #1) by Juliet Marillier

The Mirk and Midnight Hour by Jane Nickerson

The Call (The Call, #1) by Peadar Ó Guilín

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

Tam Lin by Pamela Dean

Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones

Noble-hearted Kate by Marianna Mayer

Tamlane by Anne Rundle

Thorn Jack (Night and Nothing #1) by Katherine Harbour

Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1) by Kevin Hearne

Seven Tears at High Tide by C.B. Lee





7 thoughts on “Mythothon: Celtic Recs”

    1. Oh! Thanks for the suggestion! I’ve definitely seen that one at the library so I’ll try and pick it up. 😀
      I didn’t know about The Scorpio Races either but goodreads and google really had to pull their weight on this rounds theme lol


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