Flip that Page ran a ‘Bookish Survey: Greek Mythology Style’way back in 2014, but anyone who knows me knows I can’t resist anything with a mythology theme, so I’ve played along anyway.
“Ten Books Set Outside The US” From The Broke and the Bookish.
I read an awful lot of SFF, so I’ve only chosen books with real-world locations since adding Narnia, Middle-Earth etc. didn’t seem fair. I’ve noticed that there’s quite a few U.K. settings, which makes sense since that’s where I am, but I might come back to this prompt later and try for a full 10 outside the U.K. and U.S.
“Top Ten Books We Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads (we’ve done underrated books a bunch of times in the past 6 years but thanks to Lenore at Celebrity Readers for suggesting this topic as a new way to talk about underrated books especially when underrated is subjective.” From Broke and Bookish
I love SFF stories, and one of the most exciting parts is that anything is possible. Talking cats, magic potions, alien invasions – all awesome. Apparently though, growing older, especially if you’re a woman, is frowned upon.
Where are all the older female protagonists? Seriously. And I don’t mean the ‘Hollywood standard’ over-40. Or the even more ridiculous lists and articles claiming over-25’s in literature as ‘older’. I mean women in their fifties, sixties and beyond.
Vampires, elves and other ‘unaffected by actual ageing’ types need not apply.
There’s a whole load of really bad parenting in fiction (and in real life too, of course) but novels featuring really good examples of fathers and father-figures can be hard to find. In honor of Father’s Day on Sunday, here’s a few wonderful dads you should read.