Goodreads Monday

Good morning! Happy Monday, I suppose. Yay, I’m so happy it’s Monday -_-

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. The meme is pretty easy to follow, to participate simply choose a random book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it!

I used a randomizer to pick a book for me because I’m awful with decisions.

This week’s pick is

The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill

Deep beneath the sea, off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of freedom from her controlling father. On her first swim to the surface, she is drawn towards a human boy. She longs to join his carefree world, but how much will she have to sacrifice? What will it take for the little mermaid to find her voice? Hans Christian Andersen’s original fairy tale is re-imagined through a searing feminist lens, with the stunning, scalpel-sharp writing and world building that has won Louise her legions of devoted fans. A book with the darkest of undercurrents, full of rage and rallying cries: storytelling at its most spellbinding.

Why I Want To Read It:

I like pretty things and this cover is beyond pretty, just LOOK AT IT. Also, you can never have too many retellings especially about The Little Mermaid.

Why Haven’t I Read It Yet

I don’t have the time lmao okay that’s a lie, I do but I have so many books to read! I will read it soon I promise.

What’s on your TBR?

11 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday

  1. Oh this cover is beyond gorgeous. And even the naked hardback underneath the dust cover is divine. I may have bought it the very day it was released because my local bookshop had some signed copies and I just had to have one…. 🙈 I really like Louise O’Neill as a writer but I will admit that fantasy isn’t her strongest suit. She’s definitely better writing contemporaries. But I still quite enjoyed this. I agree with you about never having enough little mermaid retellings :))

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  2. This one is sooo gorgeous. It’s probably one of the prettiest books that I have on my shelf and I have absolutely no regrets spending the $ for it lol this was my first Louise O’Neill book and I really enjoyed it. It’s dark and twisted with strong feminist tones, and is definitely more in line with the original Little Mermaid story than the Disney version 😂It was great. I hope you enjoy it!

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