Fairy Tale & Mythology Titles for Teens & Adults

This year’s Summer Reading theme is Imagine Your Story. These fairy tale and mythology-inspired books for teens and adults are a great place to start.


Spinning Silver and/or Uprooted by Naomi Navak


The Song of Achilles and/or Circe by Madeline Miller


Rat Queens (Graphic Novel) by Kurtis Wiebe

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht

Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood

The Merry Spinster by Mallory Ortberg

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice


The Cruel Prince and/or The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Ash and/or Huntress by Malinda Lo


Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

The Shadow Queen by CJ Redwine

East by Edith Pattou

A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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