Mythic Reads

Mythology Books to Read When You Need a Spark of Imagination

Updated December 5, 2023
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A thousand ships
Haynes, Natalie
Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction. Powerfully told from an all-female perspective, in A Thousand Ships, classicist and author of Divine Might, Natalie Haynes retells the story of the Trojan War - putting the women, girls and goddesses at the centre...
Circe
Miller, Madeline
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019 THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERTHE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLERSELECTED AS BOOK OF THE YEAR BY BUZZFEED, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, GUARDIAN, I PAPER, IRISH TIMES,...
The Penelopiad
Atwood, Margaret
The story of Penelope — as told by herself. InThe Odyssey, Penelope — daughter of King Icarius of Sparta, and the cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy — is portrayed as the quintessential faithful wife. Atwood’s dazzling retelling of the old myth is as haunting as it is...

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