Books about mythologies make for a great read which is why there are a lot of them. Authors retell mythologies or create their own with a lot of detail that you can’t help but admire. We decided to list the ten best mythology books of all time to see which are the best of the best.
We previously made the mythology books of all time list and only choosing only ten is no easy task. That is because there are many amazing mythology books and it all comes down to preference. No list is perfect and neither is this list but we think are proud of this nonetheless.
The Ten Best Mythology Books of All Time
- Odyssey by Homer
- Iliad by Homer
- Circe by Madeline Miller
- The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
- Percy Jackson & the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
- Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
- Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
- A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes
- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
- Lore by Alexandra Bracken
The Odyssey and Iliad by Homer are two of the best works of fiction and rightfully deserve to make the top ten. But Homer isn’t the only author to make the list twice. Madeline Miller also has two books on the list with Circe and The Song of Achilles.
A book that had to make this list is the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. It is a great series that is still going strong as Riordan plans to continue the series. Many children learn about Greek mythology for the first time by reading these books.
Two books that I wanted to discuss were Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman and The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood. Gaiman is a wonderful writer and his storytelling of Norse mythology is a must read if you are a fan of mythology.
And can we just talk about Atwood and how she has books in many best books of all time list. Not only does she have one of the best works of fiction in The Handmaid’s Tale, but she is also an amazing writer that tries new genres and makes it look effortless. Some authors are gifted and above them is Margaret Atwood.
What did you think of ten best mythology books of all time list? Are there any books that should have made the list? Let us know in the comments below. Until next time, happy reading!