Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, and it’s now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out their wonderful blog to get the details and the prompts for each week!
This week’s prompt is books based on Roman Mythology. Unfortunately, I haven’t read enough books based on any kind of mythology to do a proper post on this topic. However, my TBR is full of mythology inspired books that I’m going to talk about instead. Spoiler alert: they’re all middle-grade books!
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
I really don’t know how I haven’t gotten around to reading this middle-grade classic yet. I love middle-grade fantasy books and this is one of the most popular middle-grade fantasy series out there. I really don’t know that much about this series except that it’s based on Greek mythology, it’s full of adventure, and that it has some great characters in it.
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
This is another middle-grade fantasy series that I want to get into. I started the first book in this series a while ago, but I got bogged down with other things and I didn’t end up finishing it. From what I did read, I could tell that this was going to be a fun middle-grade fantasy series. This series is inspired by Indian mythology.
Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit by Jesse Q. Sutanto
At this point, I would probably read Jesse Q. Sutanto’s grocery lists because I’m so impressed that she’s able to write across age categories and genres. Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit is inspired by Chinese Mythology and it’s her middle-grade debut. It appears that this book involves a mystery that has to be solved and two characters who don’t get along being forced to work together to solve it. It sounds like a fun middle-grade adventure and I’m looking forward to reading it.
Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom by Sangu Mandanna
After reading and enjoying The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches, I’ve been wanting to check out more books by Sangu Mandanna. Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom sounds like an adventure-filled midde-grade story inspired by Indian mythology. What intrigues me most about this one is that it seems like the main character falls into her sketchbooks, which sounds like a fun twist.
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
This middle-grade adventure is inspired by West African and African American mythology. The blurb of this book is so intriguing that it makes me want to drop everything to go get a copy of this book. The idea of a strange creature trying to steal a journal and the main character accidentally opening a chasm sounds like so much fun.