Books Set On or Near the Water

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s topic is Books I’d Gladly Throw Into the Ocean.

While there are definitely books I didn’t care for, I am well aware that those might be someone else’s favorite book. I decided to amend the topic to Books Set On or Near the Water.

Here are some book set on or near the water that I have read or that are currently on my TBR, in no particular order…

  1. Flight (Texas Murder Files #2) by Laura Griffin. This book is set on the Texas Coast on the fictional island of Lost Beach.
  2. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor. This book features two wonderful lighthouse/ocean settings, one in England and one in Rhode Island.
  3. The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty. This book is set on the fictional Squiggly Gum Island, a place I would love to visit!
  4. The Guest List by Lucy Foley. This one is set off the coast of Ireland on a remote island that plays a significant role in the story.
  5. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo. A good portion of this book is set in the Dominican Republic, where the ocean and island weather play a prominent role in one character’s life.
  6. Alice on Board by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (part of You and Me and the Space Between collection). In this book, Alice and her friends spend a summer working on a cruise ship going up and down the East Coast.
  7. The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor. A historical fiction retelling of the Titanic shipwreck.
  8. Crux: A Cross Border Memoir by Jean Guerrero. The ocean plays a big role in this book, as Guerrero shares her story of how she came to fear and then ultimately embrace it.

From My TBR

  1. The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune. I’m betting that it’s set on or near the ocean based on the title…no spoilers please 🙂
  2. Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan. A historical fiction retelling of the shipwreck of the Savannah in 1838, which was said to be “the Titanic of the South.”

What are some books you’ve read that are set on or near the water? Tell me in the comments or drop a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post so I can check it out!

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