My July Book Consumption

If you’ve been longing for a book about murderous mermaids, then Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant is the book for you.

Seven years after the tragedy that befell the scientists, actors, and crew of Atargatis when they were traveling the Mariana Trench to film a “mockumentary” on mermaids (events that were phenomenally portrayed in Rolling in the Deep), a new team has been put together to find answers. Although they are geared up more thoroughly this time, none of them are fully prepared for the dangers they find.

There were moments in this book that legitimately terrified me, moments where I was to scared to keep reading, where I shouted at the characters as if I was watching a horror movie, where I couldn’t put the book down. Into the Drowing Deep is an altogether phenomenal science fiction horror story, one that makes me even more uncertain of the ocean than I already was.

I also finished up with Song of Susannah, book six of The Dark Tower series by Stephen King and wrote a somewhat lengthy post about my thoughts on the book. The series continues to be excellent and I’m looking forward to wrapping things up.

Books Read Last Month:

  1. Song of Susannah, Part VI of The Dark Tower by Stephen King

  2. Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

Total Books for the Year: 29

Still in Progress at the End of the Month: The Houseguest and Other Stories by Amparo Dávila, Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, The Gates of Never, poetry by Deborah L. Davitt, and Books of Blood by Clive Barker

What have you been reading?

Check out my full culture consumption — with recommendations for individual poems and stories I’ve read — here:

@andreablythe
Hi, lovelies. Here's my culture consumption for July, all the books, movies, games, and podcasts that I've enjoyed.