I’ve included tales that were inspired by myths, legends and the heroes of old – even if they’re not entirely mythos based. Just in case anyone wants to comment and say I mentioned a retelling, rather than a book based on mythology. There are so many that I have inevitably forgotten a few, but I tried to include a variety. I’d be happy to add some of your recommendations to the list – just let me know in the comments below!
In honour of Rick Riordan’s new imprint, Rick Riordan Presents – I decided to do a mythology recommendations post. I cannot wait to see the worlds we are introduced to in the upcoming Mayan and Korean mythology-inspired books that we will be getting our hands on in the next year.
And if you need more mythology in your life, you can check out my Norse Mythology Book Tag – or my – Egyptian Mythology Book Tag !
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan
Sweet Venom, by Tera Lynn Childs
Antigoddess, by Kendare Blake
The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller
Muse Unexpected, by V.C. Birlidis
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
The Flame of Olympus by Kate O’Hearn
Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs
Elementals by Michelle Madow
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Helen of Troy:
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Hades and Persephone Myth:
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
Abandon by Meg Cabot
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Despite being inspired by Beauty and the Beast, the second book can also be compared to the myth of Hades and Persephone.
The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan
The Heroes of Olympus (Greek and Roman Mythology) by Rick Riordan
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan
Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Merlin: The Lost Years by T.A. Barron
Olympians by George O’Connor
This ten book graphic novel series covers the main Olympians and dives into Greek mythology in a new form.
A lot of Rick Riordan’s and Neil Gaiman’s novels have been turned into graphic novels as well, which gives you another way to experience the stories.
What are some of your favourite mythology-based books or series? Let me know in the comments below!