Ten Books I'd gladly throw into the Ocean (for the mermaids to read)

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

 Greetings all you beautiful mermaids, mermen and and mercats! It's time for Top Ten Tuesday and today's prompt from the lovely Jana over @ That Artsy Reader Girl, is Ten Books I'd gladly throw into the Ocean.

As you know me by now, I'm a puppies and rainbows or kittens and unicorns kind of cat. Most dark clouds have a pink lining and a fluffy white kitten can cure just about all ailments in life. We love to be of assistance to you as mere humans, but every now and then we can broaden our paws to also accommodate a few mythical creatures. Like Mermaids. Therefore, we are more than willing to throw a couple of books into the ocean for the mermaids to read.

The question is just, what on the bottom of the ocean, would they like to read? Maybe to see how the human authors perceive them? Great idea. Second question - did you know there are so many books about mermaids?? Good grief. And we haven't read any of them. Except for The Little Mermaid of course. It took my Mommy hours to go through a list of almost 500 books. Here's our pick of the ten books we think the merfolk might love finding in the ocean:




Have you read any of our merfolk books? Which one would you recommend to us? And what books would you gladly throw into the ocean? Of course it may be for different reasons than ours. You might have the same reason as the lady below:


Lots of love,




39 comments

  1. I loved your take on this week's prompt, it's so unique! (I just went with the boring: books I hated so will throw away lol). These look like good reads though, I might have to look into a few.
    Here's mine: https://booksandbouquets.blogspot.com/2021/04/top-10-tuesday-books-id-gladly-throw.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't always twist the prompt, but give me half a chance and I'll try me best to twist it! Glad you enjoyed it.

      Delete
  2. Aww, I love the idea of letting mermaids read human books about them. Maybe they'd also like The Deep by Rivers Solomon?

    Thanks for stopping by a little while ago.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi there Lydia! I will check it out and go and throw it in the ocean for the mermaids to enjoy!

      Thanks for returning the favor!

      Delete
  3. Yes, mermaid stories for mermaids. Maybe other ocean-ish topics, too? Some Rachel Carson? Nobody writes about the ocean like Rachel Carson. Perhaps some ocean-plastic-activist books? What do mermaids think about climate change? Are they worried? Gosh, I hope it doesn't hurt them....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Debs! I've never heard of Rachel Carson, but I'm opening my Goodreads app right now to check her out.

      I'm sure the mermaids must think about climate change. It must be affecting them as well. But I don't think they worry about very much else. Do you worry when you are at the ocean? Not as much as usual.

      Delete
  4. What a fun take on the topic! That joke! Hahaha!

    I haven't read any of your choices but I have read a Beauty & the Beast retelling by Liz Braswell that was very good.

    I have read Maynard's Mermaid by Stephen Cosgrove (a children's book and part of a series that I've loved since before I could read) and The Forbidden Sea by Sheila A. Nelson. Two books I've read with "mermaids" in the title but that aren't about real mermaids are The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd and Mermaids in the Basement by Michael Lee West.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Jen! I saw The Mermaids chair, but didn't want to use it for this post. Maybe I can just use the word for a different post somewhere.

      Glad you enjoyed the joke! One of my favorites.

      Delete
  5. I love your take on this week's topic! I haven't read any of them, but All The Murmuring Bones is on my TBR. I hope I like it as much as the mermaids do!

    My TTT: https://bookwyrmknits.com/2021/04/06/top-ten-tuesday-still-more-favorite-book-quotes/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Nicole! Glad you enjoyed our post! We always have so much fun with TTT. Don't always have time for it, but when we do, we make sure we have lots of fun!

      Delete
  6. I love your take on this topic! I've been really curious about The Mermaid for a long time.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Tracy! Glad you enjoyed it. I think I want to read a few of the books on my own list.

      Delete
  7. I haven't read any of these books. And, I love the little "story" you included at the end, it made me smile.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi there Helen! It's one of my favorite jokes of all times and it fitted so nicely with this prompt.

      Delete
  8. Oh, such a fun take on this week's topic! I haven't read any of these yet, but Song of the Current is on my TBR. I'll need to check out the other ones!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Lindsey! I haven't read any of these, but I'm so glad I thought of this idea, because there are quite a few of these I now actually want to read.

      Thanks for stopping by!!

      Delete
  9. Song of The Current is on my TBR, hoping to check it out later this year.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/04/06/top-ten-tuesday-310/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Song of the current seems to be a popular choice. Maybe I'll even read it too!

      Delete
  10. I love your twist for this topic! I love mermaid books, also. Christina Henry's The Mermaid is so good! I also really enjoyed All the Murmuring Bones. I don't think I've read any of the rest, but I have a couple on my TBR already, maybe I should bump them up. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Jordan! I actually haven't read any of my own selection and the only mermaid book I've read (accept for The Little Mermaid of course) was in Afrikaans. But a few of these really do look like decent reads and I'll check them out a bit.

      Delete
  11. I love your take on this and love the image of mermaids settling down with a good book! I don't think I've ever read anything involving mermaids but several of these look really good!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Katherine! I also haven't, but I just liked the idea of mermaids reading books. LOL!

      Delete
  12. Love your twist this week! I don't think I've ever read a mermaid book... unless you count Harry Potter. ;) I need to fix that. <3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Dedra! Oh I actually forgot that there's mermaids in Harry Potter! I haven't read many books with mermaids either. I've read an Afrikaans trilogy that I LOVED and I hope it will translated into English soon so that I can tell you all more about it.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  13. Mermaids need books too, right? Although how do they keep the books from being ruined? Must be magic. Or sea scrolls, or whatever. anyway... Underneath looks good, and Song of the Current has a beautiful cover.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Greg! They all read with the new Kindle that is waterproof. Nope, I don't know how they charge it. Perhaps when at Starbucks when they come up for a quick coffee....

      Some of these do look good and I hope I get to reading a few of these.

      Delete
  14. This is a very cute idea on this topic! Mermaids deserve books too haha

    ReplyDelete
  15. This error is quite annoying especially if you rely on Gmail for most of your work. With Gmail Server Error you cannot send or receive emails. If you encounter Gmail Server Error 707, please contact us without hesitation. You may encounter the Gmail Server 707 error while sending the email from your user account. However, you can also try the steps mentioned in this post. These steps are the basic steps and may not work every time. So don't worry if these steps don't work. We can help you. please call Gmail or connected with technicians for immediate guidance via Gmail Klantenservice.

    ReplyDelete
  16. evil genius with the exorcist and your mother. LOL thank goodness none of the mermaid books i have read were on the list. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Sherry! Oh I love that joke!!! I haven't read any on my list, but hope to get to it somewhere!

      Delete
  17. Haha, books for mermaids to read! Yes, of course, that's the right reason to throw books into the water. Well, that, and the Exorcist prank that was played. Well done. (I had to read the joke twice before I understood it, TBH, but it was worth it.) I didn't participate in this week's TTT, sorry for the late reply!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi there Lex! I couldn't think of a better reason to throw a book in the ocean. If you don't like the darn book, give it away. Or make a puppet out of it. Or something.

      I love that joke! It's my favorite by a long shot!

      Delete
  18. This is an AMAZING list and I LOVE this take on it. I'm obsessed with mermaids and this is such a lovely list! Great post!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi there Leslie! Yea!!! So glad you enjoyed it. I've only read a couple of mermaid books and also enjoyed them a lot. I need to read more!

      Delete
  19. Perfect! I've read a few mermaid stories and these look good. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete

You talk, I'll purr