Top 5 Saturday: Books about Mermaids

We’re back with another Top 5 Saturday! I might’ve missed last week’s topic but I will come back to it at some point πŸ™‚ Just in case you don’t know Top 5 Saturday is a weekly meme created by Mandy @ Devouring Books and it’s where we list the top five books (they can be books on your TBR, favourite books, books you loved/hated) based on the week’s topic. You can see the upcoming schedule at the end of my post πŸ™‚ This week’s topic is: books about mermaids!

I don’t know about you but I’ve always loved the idea of mermaids and especially of being one! I surprisingly (or not) can’t recall having read many books about mermaids but I do have several on my TBR now (and they’re not all of the pining-teenager Ariel variety but more like the will-eat-you-alive kind)! Here’s what’s on my list:

I was lucky enough to get picked for the blog tour for The Deep. It looks and sounds sufficiently creepy and since we all know I’m a chicken, I’m starting to wonder what business I have reading a book that’s guaranteed to terrify me? I guess I just won’t step into the ocean for a while (not at all hard to do when living on a tropical island *cough*)!

I’ve been really looking forward to giving Sea Witch a try. I have to be honest and say the gorgeous cover is what initially caught my eye but I’m hoping the content will be just as good (although I have heard some mixed reviews)!

All the Stars and Teeth isn’t only about mermaids but I thought it still counts. Again it’s mostly thanks to the insanely good looking cover that caught my eye that this was put on my radar, and I’m only convinced to read it even more now because I’ve seen so many reviews for it lately. They are mixed reviews but I’m hoping I’ll enjoy it all the same!

I’ve heard a lot of great things about Christina Henry’s books and a few of them have admittedly been sitting on my Kindle library for quite some time now… The Mermaid is one of them and I’m really curious to see what her writing is like!

I’ve been looking forward to giving Coral a try ever since I first heard about it but I heard it can be quite triggering as it’s quite heavy on the mental health issues. I’m looking forward to finally picking it up once I feel ready for it though!

Upcoming Schedule:

  • 02 Feb 2020: Dystopian books
  • 08 Feb 2020: Mental Illness
  • 15 Feb 2020: Books about Mermaids
  • 22 Feb 2020: Books about spies
  • 29 Feb 2020: Books inspired by mythology

Do you like reading books with mermaids? What are some of your favourites? Share your recs down below!

26 thoughts on “Top 5 Saturday: Books about Mermaids

  1. I can’t participate this weeks because I only know of two books with or about mermaids. One I HATED (I know I am the complete minority on this) All the Stars and Teeth (that review is as salty as my review of Verify) and one that is coming up as an ARC. So I am checking out everyone’s list for ideas and The Deep is definitely one I am putting on my radar!

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    1. Aaaah, I’m so sorry to hear that you hated it so much, Susan! I’ve definitely seen some mixed reviews on it but I’m hoping that I fall into the ‘liking it’ camp coz I don’t really have that many expectations for it lol kinda just winging it tbh. The Deep sounds really good and I’m really excited to read it. I hope that it doesn’t disappoint! I hope you enjoy whichever mermaid book you read next ❀

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      1. I cant remember the name of it lol. Mermaid witches and something… from candlewick. It’s in my spring/summer fling post but I’m blanking on it. Lack of sleep.

        Yeah I was shocked at my vitriol towards it too. But I hope you have a brilliant time with it! The Deep does look really good.

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    1. Right?! I’m so excited I get to be part of the blog tour for that. I read your post and saw that All the Stars was disappointing for you. I’ve seen several mixed reviews for it but I’m still looking forward to reading it. I hope I enjoy it coz I don’t think I have any expectations for it! Thanks Mandy ❀

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  2. I love Mermaids! The lore and mythology behind mermaids and sea goddesses is so interesting. The Deep looks spooky and interesting! I may have to check that out!

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