Top 5 Tuesday: Books with Water

Happy Tuesday, book friends! It’s another rainy day, where apparently the April showers came a little late and are trying to squeeze it all it now. Azula has fully had it with inside time, though I confess I’m enjoying the excuse to curl up on the couch with a good book and light some candles.

It’s time for another Top 5 Tuesday post, and this week’s prompt is aptly “books with water.” As a Pisces, this element is my jam, and I suspect I’ll realize plenty of past reads involve water.

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out their blog to get the details and the prompts for each week. Okay, let’s dive in!

Half Sick of Shadows by Laura Sebastian

Not sure why this is where my brain’s at this morning, but I immediately thought of the Lady of the Lake when reading this prompt. Naturally, that took me to books involving the King Arthur myth. Water plays a pretty key role in this one, so it feels fitting to start the list.

Avalon High by Meg Cabot

Did I mention I had a phase of being obsessed with the Lady of Shalott? Well, I did, and this book is a modern re-imagining wherein some high school students realize they’re reincarnated versions of King Arthur characters (I think? It’s been a bit). There’s plenty of hanging out by the pool in this one, because you can’t have King Arthur without getting wet, or something. This one’s been made into a graphic novel series and a nigh-unwatchable Disney Channel movie, so clearly I’m not alone in my affetction for it.

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

My personal favorite of the Henry catalog (thus far–I’ve not yet read Happy Place). Several of the eponymous vacations include water, so this one for sure fits the bill.

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Being able to make water look good is a key programming challenge for our game designers in this book, and the cover is all about the waves.

One Night on the Island by Josie Silver

Takes place on an island, where not being able to leave because water is a big plot point. Also, made me cry, so there’s that.

That was probably the easiest Top 5 Tuesday I’ve done in a while. This month is all about elemental prompts and I am excited to see how easy the other elements are (or not). What books featuring water have you read recently?


18 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Books with Water

  1. Totally love that Emily Henry book too! Although, I’ve enjoyed them all and have not read Happy Place yet. I’ve seen rave reviews and am really excited about it though!

  2. Amazing!!! I love these selection of books. I am definitely going to read one of these for sure.

  3. Great post!

    I have a few of the books you mentioned here (People We Meet On Vacation, Tomorrow & Tomorrow & Tomorrow), but surprise, surprise I haven’t read them yet, lol. One of these days I’ll get around to reading these books. I did recently start to read another one of Emily Henry’s other books, Book Lovers, and while I was really enjoying it, I just found myself in the mood at the moment for a mystery thriller instead.

    That Josie Silver book sounds really interesting. Definitely going to check that out the next time I’m at the bookstore!

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