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Mythothon - Announcement & Team Merlin TBR

Happy Sunday everyone! Today, I'm sharing my TBR for Mythothon which is a mythology themed readathon that runs for the entire month of April.  It is hosted by Louise @ Foxes and Fairy Tales and this round it's based on Arthurian Legend.  There are three teams you choose (Morgan le Fay, Merlin, and Nimue) and I selected Team Merlin.  For the challenges, there is one team prompt, thirteen quest prompts, and one group book (which is not compulsory).  If you like, you can double up on prompts.  To be clear, the books you select to read to not need to be mythology related to count, they only need to fit the prompt.  You can follow the official readathon Twitter account here and you can follow along with participants progress via the #Mythothon hashtag as well.  Keep reading to see my TBR for the Mythothon readathon:

Team Merlin Prompt - Read a book with a witch or wizard.

My choice: Hollow Empire (Poison Wars #2) by Sam Hawke - I loved the first book in this series and I can't wait to see what's next.

Quest Prompts:

King Arthur — Read a book featuring royalty.

My choice: The Women's War (The Women's War #1) by Jenna Glass - I just happened to find this used at a local bookstore and decided to give this fantasy a try.

Sir Lancelot (Arthur’s greatest companion) — Read a book from a favorite author.

My choice: How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories (The Folk of the Air #3.5) by Holly Black - You can't go wrong with Holly Black!

Sir Gawain (Known as the Green Knight) — Read a book with the color green on the cover or in the title.

My choice: Rod Serling: The Dreams and Nightmares of Life in the Twilight Zone by Joe Engel - I've had this biography on my shelf for way too long and it's time I finally pick it up.

Sir Percival (the original hero in the quest for the Grail) — Read a book with a shiny cover.

My choice: An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose #1) by Charlaine Harris - The cover of this book is very glossy.

Sir Bors (Arthur’s successor) — Read a sequel.

My choice: Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) by Robin LaFevers - It's been quite awhile since I've read book one, but I need to get back to this series.

Sir Lamorak (one of the best knights but overlooked in the chivalric romance genre) — Read a book you think is under-hyped.

My choice: Unshapely Things (Connor Grey #1) by Mark Del Franco - I found this at a used bookstore awhile ago and hadn't heard of it or the author, but it sounds like it could potentially be the start of a good urban fantasy series.

Sir Kay (Arthur’s foster brother) — Read a book with a significant sibling relationship.

My choice: I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez - Yes, I know from the description that one of sisters has died, but it sounds like their relationship together and to their family sounds very significant.

Sir Gareth (the youngest knight) — Read a recent addition to your TBR.

My choice: The Rise and Fall of the Gallivanters by M.J. Beaufrand -  I spotted this not too long ago at an overstock store and decided to take a chance on it.

Sir Bedivere (returns Excalibur to Nimue) — Read a book with something pointy on the cover.

My choice: The Barrow (The Barrow #1) by Mark Smylie - Those weapons all look pretty pointy to me.

Sir Galahad (“the most perfect of all knights”) — Read a book with a title that starts with a “G”.

My choice: Green Rider (Green Rider #1) by Kristen Britain - It sounds like I've really been missing out for the last 23 years with this fantasy novel.

Sir Tristan (falls in love with Isolde) — Read a book with a romance that should be legendary.

My choice: Twilight of Avalon (Twilight of Avalon #1) by Anna Elliott - This sounds like a really cool Tristan and Isolde retelling set after the fall of Camelot.

Sir Gaheris (“the least well spoken of all his peers”) — Listen to an audiobook or read part of a story aloud.

My choice: Dirty Magic (Prospero's War #1) by Jaye Wells - I've had this on my shelf for ages and I need to get started on it.  I hope my cat will like it too.

Camelot — Read a book set in a place you’ve never visited. 

My choice: Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally to Lawrence of Arabia by Janet Wallach - A friend of mine gave this biography to me awhile back, so I thought I'd see what it's all about.

Group Book:

Legendborn (Legendborn #1) by Tracy Deonn - I actually received an ARC from NetGalley for this amazing novel and read it last year.  It was easily one of my favorites of 2020.  You can see my review for it here.  I doubt I'll be revisiting this one for this challenge, but I would like to try it in an audiobook format.

Are you taking part in this readathon?  Have you read any of these books?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below! 


  1. So many good books for this readathon! Good luck!!!

  2. Ohhh this looks fun! I've never heard of this readathon but I might have to join! Happy reading :)


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