While there are a couple more classics I could recommend, I thought today I’d share a standalone I would like to read sometime soon, preferably this year!
As a reminder, Standalone Sunday is a feature created by the lovely Megan @ bookslayerReads where each Sunday you share a standalone book (a book not part of a series) that you loved or would like to recommend! Please be sure to check out Megan’s wonderful blog to see her original post and recommendations. And be sure to check around the blogosphere for more posts like this!
My standalone pick this week is:
The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
“Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their difference, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles’ mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess.
But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.“
I have heard nothing but good things about this version of The Illiad. And if there’s two things I love, it’s Greek history/mythology and wonderful writing. I bought this book back in January, but haven’t had the time or motivation to get around to it just yet. I’m hoping to read it by the end of May, after I graduate university. So I definitely have something to look forward to in the coming weeks!