By: Cait Marie
Zeus: King of the Gods — My Favorite Book
Oh, this is a hard one! There are so many! The Shadowhunter books are my favorite, but I can’t just pick one. I’ve read City of Bones the most, though. I mean, look how rough that copy looks! The back is literally peeling.
My favorite stand-alone is Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Another favorite is A Court of Mist and Fury.
Hera: Queen of the Gods — A Badass Female Character
How can I not go with Aelin Galathynius? If you haven’t read the Throne of Glass series, do yourself a favor and go start. They’re fantastic and she is truly a badass.
Review of Kingdom of Ash here.
Janus: God of Beginnings — My Favorite Debut(s)
Another tough one! I’ve read a few in the last year that I absolutely loved, but I’m going to have to go with A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan. It was tied for my favorite book of 2018 (the other was a book released the year before). This book was just fantastic!
Review of A Touch of Gold here.
Athena: Goddess of Wisdom — My Favorite Nonfiction Book
I don’t read nonfiction… Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling is the only one I’ve read on my own, not for school or something, and I’ve only read about half of it. I love it so far, though, and I intend to finish it eventually!
Aphrodite: Goddess of Love — A Book I Adore and Recommend Everyone Read
Literally any of the ones I’ve already listed, but let’s go with The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee. This was the other tied favorite of last year. I loved it so much that I listened to the audiobook twice, then bought the ebook when it went on sale, then bought a signed copy from someone online. It’s hilarious and adorable, and I love it with all my heart.
Review of The Gentleman’s Guide here.
Hades: God of the Underworld — An Evil Book I Wish Didn’t Exist
Allegiant by Veronica Roth. I LOVED the Divergent series up until the end of this final book. It’s been like, what, 5 years? and I’m still salty about that ending. Veronica Roth is the reason I have trust issues.
Poseidon: God of the Sea & Earthquakes — A Beautiful & Ground-Breaking Book
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I had read little contemporary up to this point, and none of it included or revolved around LGBT+ characters. This book really just hit me with all the feels and I wish I had had a book like this when I was in high school. Although I didn’t go through the same situation, a lot of the feelings he has throughout it all are similar to what I felt as a teenager. Also, it’s the most feel-good book I’ve ever read and it’s just so wonderful, so everyone should read it.
Apollo: God of the Arts — A Beautiful Book Cover
Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith. This photo doesn’t do it justice. It’s freaking gorgeous. The story is amazing too.
Review of Bloodleaf here.
Hypnos: God of Sleep — A Book So Boring I Almost Fell Asleep
The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I just cannot get through this book. I’ve tried twice now. It’s just not for me.
Hermes: Messenger of the Gods — A Book I Sped Through
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I listened to the audiobook/read the ebook all in one go. I wanted to read it before watching the movie, so I read it all night and got up to watch it the next morning. It’s adorable! The movie is fantastic as well. I watch it pretty frequently.
Review of To All the Boys here.
Have you read these? What do you think? And if you like doing tags, consider yourself tagged and share your answers!