27 August 2019

Mythoton 2019. Sign Up & What Will I Be Reading

Last year, I told that I loved Greek Mythology to the moon and back. This year, I'm confessing that I love Mythology overall. Since I was a child that I had always wanted to learn more about Gods and Goddesses, their adventures and misadventures and all the magical creatures part of this world. This year's Mythoton, hosted by Louise @Foxes and Fairytales, is based on Norse Mythology.

Mythothon is a month long readathon from 1st to 30th November in your timezone. While the readathon is based on Norse Mythology, the books  you have to read don't have to focus on any mythology. Sign-ups are open will remain open throughout the readathon (latecomers are welcome!). Please feel free to post Twitter updates, reading sprints, Instagram photos or just generally share how you’re getting on with the readathon using the hashtag #mythothon2. Follow and tag @mythothon for updates, info and retweets.

  • If it can be added on Goodreads, it counts — novellas, graphic novels, audiobooks etc. are all fair game.
  • Each book only counts for one square — so choose wisely.
  • There are a couple of different ways to play: it’s entirely up to you! Get a five-in-a-row bingo line, tackle the Nine World prompts in the centre (blue) or challenge the gods around the outside (yellow);
  • In case of an emergency, Ratatoskr (a squirrel who runs up and down the world tree Yggdrasil to carry messages between the eagle perched atop Yggdrasil, and the serpent Níðhöggr, who dwells beneath one of the three roots of the tree) can carry you over a square. This will let you switch that prompt out for any book by a marginalised author (POC, queer, disabled etc.). You can switch one prompt using Ratatoskr over the course of the readathon. If you want any clarification on this, just let me know.


    HELHEIM – LAND OF THE DISHONOURABLE DEAD: Read a book about or featuring death in a significant way.
    SVARTALFHEIM – LAND OF THE DWARVES: Read a book that’s less than 250 pages in length.
    NIFLHEIM – REALM OF MIST: Read a book with a “cold” coloured cover.
    MUSPELHEIM – REALM OF FIRE: Read a book with a “hot” coloured cover.
    MIDGARD – LAND OF HUMANS: Read a contemporary novel.
    ALFHEIM – LAND OF THE ELVES: Read a book that’s part of a series.
    JOTUNHEIM – LAND OF THE GIANTS: Read a long book.
    VANAHEIMR – LAND OF THE VANIR GODS: Read an award-winning or nominated book.
    ASGARD – LAND OF THE ÆSIR GODS: Read any book you choose!
    ODIN, GOD OF WISDOM AND MAGIC: Read a non-fiction book.
    THOR, GOD OF THUNDER: Read a book that makes a lot of noise: hyped, controversial etc.
    FRIGG, GODDESS OF BEAUTY, LOVE, FERTILITY AND FATE: Read a book with a fantasy or magical element.
    HEL, GODDESS OF THE UNDERWORLD: Read a book with a duel or multi-POV.
    FREYA, GODDESS OF LOVE, FERTILITY AND BEAUTY: Read a book with a beautiful cover.
    BALDUR, GOD OF BEAUTY, KILLED BY MISTLETOE: Read a book set around a holiday (Christmas, Halloween, Diwali etc.)
    FREYR, GOD OF FERTILITY: Read a book with a sequel.
    SKADI, GODDESS OF HUNTING AND WINTER: Read a book with a weapon on the cover.
    HUGINN AND MUNINN, ODIN’S RAVENS: ‘THOUGHT’ AND ‘MEMORY’: Read a book set in the past.
    TYR, GOD OF WAR, LOST A HAND TO FENRIR: Read a book with a disabled character.
    MIMIR, GOD OF WISDOM, DECAPITATED: Read a book with a face on the cover.
    SLEIPNIR, AN EIGHT-LEGGED HORSE: Read a book about an animal or with an animal on the cover.
    BRAGI, GOD OF POETRY: Read some poetry.
    LOKI, GOD OF MISCHIEF: Read a standalone novel.


    As always, I haven't decided what I will be reading for each prompt. Also, I haven't decided yet if I'll try to get a five-in-a-row bingo line or tackle the Nine World prompts in the centre. However, here are some of the books I picked and the prompts I think they fit:
    • Loki: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
    • Hel: The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty
    • Skadi: Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller
    • Idun: The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier
    • Frigg: The Resurrectionist of Caligo by Wendy Trimboli
    • Alfheim: The Fire Queen by Emily R. King 
    • Freya: The Demon World by Sally Green

    Are you joining Mythoton? Who is your favourite Norse God/Goddesses?

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    1. Honestly, I know I said it on Twitter but this sounds like a really cool readathon to take part in if only I had the time. I don't know the norse gods anywhere near as much as some of the Greek ones (unless the Marvel films count? I suppose there's American Gods as well). I am thinking I may finally get to read Neil Gaiman's Norse Gods book, though.

      1. My knowledge of Norse Gods is awful. I much more obsessed about Greek Gods (since I was a kid). Happy readings! 😊