I’ve been tossing this idea around in my head for a while now, and Dystopian August over at Lenore Applehan’s blog was a big influence. I’ve decided to make November, my birthday month, MERMAID MONTH.
This blog’s almost four months old, but I have yet to read and review a book about mermaids or other sea elementals. This is not to say that I haven’t read any, just not recently. A few days ago, Lost Voices by Sarah Porter came into my library so that’ll definitely be a feature during the month. The last one I read was actually Sea Change by Aimee Friedman and I read it over a year ago.
So here’s where all of you come in: I would love suggestions of books/authors I can feature during this month. The books don’t have to be about mermaids per se–it can be about sea monsters, selkies and other faeries of the sea, sirens, Atlantis, et cetera. Basically, they all have to be centered around the sea and its mysteries. For example, Melissa Marr’s short story Love Struck, a delicate little narrative about the myth of the selkie, would count. My only restriction is that they have to be YA novels or short stories to be featured. I would love suggestions for general fiction/fantasy novels, but I don’t think I’ll have time to really focus on them during the month.
If you know any authors who are particularly fond of these creatures or the setting, please send them my way as well! I’d love to chat with writers about their inspirations and personal takes on the legends and myths of the sea. I really appreciate any help that’s offered, as this is my first time doing anything as big as this. Looking forward to your suggestions!
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