The Silence of the Girls – Pat Barker

“We’re going to survive–our songs, our stories. They’ll never be able to forget us. Decades after the last man who fought at Troy is dead, their sons will remember the songs their Trojan mothers sang to them. We’ll be in their dreams–and in their worst nightmares too.” Before reading this review, you should know that…

The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller

“We reached for each other, and I thought of how many nights I had lain awake loving him in silence.” I am well known for my heart of stone. Whilst my husband will happily sob at an advert, a film, or a particularly good goal in football, I do not. I can’t remember the last…

The Penelopiad – Margaret Atwood

“But I’ve always been of a determined nature. Patient, they used to call me. I like to see a thing through to the end.” You know you’re in for a treat when you come across a retelling of a Greek myth by Margaret Atwood. I love the magical, escapist nature of the Greek myths with…

American Gods – Neil Gaiman

“All your questions can be answered, if that is what you want. But once you learn your answers, you can never unlearn them.” I am so excited to finally be sharing this review with you. This book is long (635 pages!) and due to various commitments it took me about a month to read. But,…

Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman

I have always adored Norse Mythology. I love the way that the Gods are, despite being all-powerful, as flawed as humans. Thor is reckless. Odin is self-centred. Loki – well, Loki is the most amazing character I have ever come across. Greedy, cunning and always scheming. I’ve read many depictions of Norse mythology, from many…