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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.

GREEK PANTHEON

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?).]

PATH OF THE HOME

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.]

PATH OF THE UNDERWORLD

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

PATH OF WAR

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.

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  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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