Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday

Hello again everyone! How was your weekend? Mine was of course filled with writing. I thought that since I am writing a mermaid novel, what better way to celebrate than to showcase some other mermaid novels I’ve found. So, for the remaining part of November, every Goodreads Monday will bring to you another mermaid novel. I hope you enjoy them!

Well, it is Monday and I know why you are all really here…Goodreads Monday! So…less about parent life and more about books! This weekly event is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To take part, simply choose a random book from your Goodreads TBR (To Be Read) list and show it off.

Now onto the good part, yet another book from my Goodreads to read shelf…which is always growing larger with each Goodreads Monday post that I read. I am serious, every Monday my TBR list grows by about 5 books. Why are there so many great books and so little reading time?

The Mermaid Upstairs


The Mermaid Upstairs  The Mermaid Upstairs

Author: Jami Lilo

Published: June 29th, 2018

Publisher: Luckmaker Publishing

Book Length: 252 Pages

Genre: Fiction


Buy the Book: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository (Use my referral ID: TheBibliophagist)

Yesterday my mother was a high-powered attorney. Today she is a mermaid. While the car accident we were in left me unscathed, I’ve got whiplash from how quickly my teenage life has spiraled out of control. Mom doesn’t care about her court cases and keeps talking about her missing tail.

My six-year-old sister believes our mom is a fish. Well, part water nymph, and wants to learn all about my mother’s underwater world. Although I’m only 16, I’m suddenly my mother’s caretaker, while managing my heavy load of schoolwork and the fact that my lifelong crush is finally noticing I exist.

Now Dad is acting unpredictable too. In a desperate attempt to save their marriage he’s dressing as a pirate! If I don’t die of mortification, my future is suddenly looking very strange and kind of scary. I mean, mermaids are cool and all, but not when your mom is dressed as one in a homemade shell bra while living in landlocked Nebraska.

I’m terrified she will never get better. Maybe the generous, loyal, hardworking mom I’ve always taken for granted is gone for good. Or maybe I’m the one floundering in the deep end.


This would for sure be a crazy turn of events. I could not imagine my mother thinking she was a mermaid, asking about her missing tail, let alone my father (if he was still with us) dressing like a pirate. If I was 16, that would be a disaster for my social life, not that I really had one. That type of lifestyle change is a lot for a 16-year-old to handle along with everything else that comes with being a teenage girl.


this a book that you might enjoy if you have not read it? Have you heard of this novel before now? If you have read it feel free to link your review below, I would love to see what you thought. How would you react if this happened to you at 16? What are some books on your Goodreads to-read list? Do you find yourself adding many more to your TBR list on Goodreads Monday?

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