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Apr 16

Social Media Trends: Memory and Myth

Posted on April 16, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

In this series, we explore trending book recommendations found on the social media platforms.
“And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend. Legend became myth.”
Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings

Welcome back to our series on books trending on social media. These two books will be hard to forget in the coming months. They have swept Booktok, with tears, laughter, and love following in the wake of the many videos. What are these amazing books you ask? Well, here we go.

Invisible Life of Addie Larue book coverThe Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab
What would you do to live forever? Addie gives up everyone's memory of her. From then on she floats through life, but never really having anyone to call friends or family. This keeps going for 300 years until happening stances into forgotten by the time bookstore and a young man who remembers her name. This title is available in print, eBook, and eAudiobook formats.

The Song of Achilles book coverThe Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
This epic novel is a retelling of the mighty myth of Achilles. Patroculus shamed princes and best friend of Achilles will tell the story of their friendship and relationship through their youth into the war with Troy. What will the war cost these two young men? What have we forgotten due to time? Find out in The Song of Achilles. This title is available in print and eBook formats.

These trending titles are available in multiple formats from the York County Public Library. Place a hold today by searching our online catalog.