Meet Your Myth Taker: Path Or Pantheon TBR

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The #MeetYourMythTaker readathon ran by @MythTakeReads was one of my favourite readathons last year — I had great fun making and building up my character and her story. This year I’m really excited to dig into the #PathOrPantheon round, based on five mythological pantheons and five themed paths.

I’ve actually got a fair bit of time off work in July, so I’ve decided to be a bit ambitious with my TBR. It’s been a while since I’ve managed more than 20 books in a month, but I have done it before, so why not try? If nothing else, it’ll give me a big pile of possibilities to pick from.

So, here we go! I’ve chosen tackle the Greek Pantheon prompts and the Paths of the Home, the Underworld, and War.


Athena: a book set in a city – Window on the Square by Phyllis A. Whitney

Aphrodite: a book featuring romance – Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell

Ares: a dark story – Lying With Lions by Annabel Fielding

Hades: first book in a series – Dealing with Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #1) by Patricia C. Wrede

Hestia: fire on the cover/in the title – Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl’s Moving Castle #1) by Diana Wynne Jones. [I’ve been meaning to read more of this author’s books since I read Charmed Life last year. I was going to do one a month and have read exactly… none. I love this Ghibli film, so I’m looking forward to seeing how they’re different. I’ll rewatch the movie too most likely (Cause any excuse, right?).]


Hestia: fire on the cover/in the title – Bright Smoke, Cold Fire (Bright Smoke, Cold Fire #1) by Rosamund Hodge [I’ve had the hardback on my shelves for years now, so I’m looking forward to trying this Romeo and Juliet retelling. I think Hodge’s writing style will really suit the story.]

Frigg: a book featuring family – Six Crimson Cranes (Six Crimson Cranes, #1) by Elizabeth Lim

Bastet: a book with a young female main character – The Misadventures of an Amateur Naturalist by Ceinwen Langley

Kōjin: a book featuring food/cooking – Arsenic for Tea (Wells & Wong, #2) by Robin Stevens

Oba: a book featuring water – Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1) by Elizabeth Peters [I read this one years and years ago but never continued with the series. I’d like to give it another go, but need to refresh my memory.]


Hades: first book in a series – This Eternity of Masks and Shadows by Karsten Knight

Hel: a book with two perspectives – Little Thieves by Margaret Owen [I was a bit stumped here, since I’m not actually sure which books on my shelves have a dual POV, so I’m counting this one. It’s about two characters that switch places, and does a ‘telling the true story from the villains perspective’ thing so…]

Osiris: a book with a green cover – Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood, #1) by Juliet Marillier

Izanami: a book set on an island – This Eternity of Masks and Shadows by Karsten Knight

Olorun: main character creates something – The Truth by Terry Prachett


Ares: a dark story – The Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison

Montu: a book featuring a battle – To be honest, I’ll probably pick this nearer the time, I’ve got a bunch of fantasy novels and I’ll bet a bunch of them have battles. I’m currently thinking Nine Goblins or White Trash Warlock could count, but I’ll check and decide for sure later.

Hachiman: a book featuring archery – Hawksmaid by Kathryn Lasky

Ogun: metal object on cover/metallic cover – The Final Tap (Living History Museum, #2) by Amanda Flower

POWER: steal a prompt from another team to replace one. I’ll be replacing the Tyr prompt with one from the Path of Wisdom.

Odin: a book with a morally grey character – Unequal Affections by Lara S. Ormiston [Morally grey might be stretching it a bit far, but from the sounds of it, both Lizzie and Darcy are a little more complicated in this retelling so I think it’ll count.]

9 thoughts on “Meet Your Myth Taker: Path Or Pantheon TBR”

    1. It is! 😅 but it’ll motivate me not to just lay about scrolling instagram on the days off I don’t have anything planned for 😂. I’m really excited for all of them so I’ll probably just run it over into August if I need to.


  1. This looks so fun! I think I’ll have to join in, too. I have a soft spot for Hestia, so I think I’ll go with the Path of the Home. I’d be interested in your thoughts on Wildwood Dancing, I’ve heard so many good things about it!

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    1. I’m really excited/ intrigued by that one especially! Juliet Marillier always gets such rave reviews!. I’ve enjoyed one of her books and DNFed one, so this feels like a tie-breaker! 😂


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