Tag: series

36. ‘City of Saints and Madmen’ by Jeff VanderMeer

I went through a lot of feelings with this book. I bought it because it seemed to jump off the shelf at me. I wasn’t sure why (perhaps that gorgeous cover), but I just had to get it. Then …

34. ‘Sorcerer to the Crown’ by Zen Cho

Sorcerer to the Crown is the first in Zen Cho’s ‘Sorcerer Royal’ trilogy, and I read it for my book club last month. It’s a magical romp that’s quite good fun but, for me, nothing to write home …

30. ‘The Penelopiad’ by Margaret Atwood

Have you ever wondered what life was like for Penelope, Odysseus’ wife, when he went off on his epic odyssey? Margaret Atwood will tell you. The Penelopiad is her reimagining of this classical myth, and it is rich with …

29. ‘A Short History of Myth’ by Karen Armstrong

A Short History of Myth is a really fascinating little book. It was sent to me as part of Canongate’s #TheMyths series, and it’s the only non-fiction book in the set. In it, Armstrong explores the history of myth-making …

28. ‘Weight’ by Jeanette Winterson

A couple of weeks ago, the good people at Canongate sent me #TheMyths series – a beautiful collection in which major authors retell popular myths. Weight is the first one that I picked up, partly because it had …