Today, we’re toppling your TBRs with an episode full of Greek mythology inspired tales and retellings. Our recent Patreon book club discussion of Olympus, Texas by Stacey Swann prompted this episode, and it’s a good one. We offer myth-inspired books for every reader, from the most die-hard mythology nerds to those who turn and run at the thought of another Circe.
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Next week we’re discussing our final book of our summer season, The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor. We both loved this book and are very excited to gush over it with you and to offer six more contemporary books that pair well with this novel in short stories.
The following Tuesday, we’ll be wrapping up our summer season by sharing our favorite reads of the past three months.
Sara is reading Insurrecto by Gina Apostol. It’s a complicated, metafictional story about two women searching for the truth about a massacre during the Philippine-American War, and the writing is phenomenal. Chelsey is reading (and loving!) Seven Days in June by Tia Williams—it’s a romance novel featuring two authors that explores difficult topics in a way that even non-romance readers will appreciate.
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-Sara and Chelsey