Top Ten Tuesday: Water-Themed Books and Films We’ve Reviewed

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One of the coolest things about being part of a group of reviewers working together is the wide range of genres and perspectives we cover here.

I rarely read romance, for example, but I stay up-to-date on some of the newest titles out there thanks to my fellow reviewers who spend some to all of their reading time in that genre. Likewise, those of us who love horror give everyone else a chance to know what’s going on with the scary side of modern fiction as well.

Here are some of the books and films we’ve discussed over the past few months that have water references in their titles. If you pay close attention, you might notice a tiny bit of overlap between this list and last week’s list.

The genres they cover range from mystery to picture books to science fiction, so there’s a little something here for just about everyone. I think it’s cool to look for the similarities not only between books but between book reviewers as well!

Just like last week, I wrote this post in advance for scheduling purposes. It’s once again possible there might be another water-themed review or two on our front page by the time this is published.

1. On Duck Pond by Jane Yolen

Genre: Children’s


2. Saltwater Sorrows by Rhonda Parrish 

Genre: Science Fiction


3. Razorblade Tears by S. A. Cosby

Genre: Mystery


4. Fuddles and Puddles by Frans Vischer

Genre: Children’s


5. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

Genre: Mainstream Fiction


6. Dragon Springs & Other Things by Raven Oak 

Genre: Science Fiction


7. Fresh Water for Flowers by Valerie Perri

Genre: Romance


8. Deep Tide by Laura Griffin

Genre: Mystery


9. Movie Review: Adam & the Water

Genre: Science Fiction


10. Salt Water by Eugenia Triantafyllou

Genre: Science Fiction


What books with watery themes or titles have you read lately?



  1. I don’t think I recognize these but what you said in the opening is so true. That’s part of the reason why visiting these posts is fun, too! We find so many reads to possibly enjoy. 🙂

  2. Stephen @ Reading Freely says

    I’ve heard of the Tinker Creek book from my library’s book bunch club! It sounded interesting.

  3. I need to read Razorblade Tears. That book sounds so good.

  4. Fuddles and Puddles sounds so cute!

  5. The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek was also on my list this week. I love all the picture books you included.

  6. An interesting looking list. I try to read a range of genres to mix it up a bit ☺️

    Have a great week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog

  7. I love Book Woman! 🙌

  8. I didn’t focus on the ones I had read, but the ones I hadn’t! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    • You’re welcome. Yeah, there were plenty of people who took your approach this week. I like seeing the diversity of replies.

  9. This is so fun discovering new books and in different genres too! I’m liking the sound of Deep Tide- cool premise.

  10. Thank you. 🙂

  11. Great list, you gave me quite a few to consider to add to my TBR.

  12. I really want to read Razorblade Tears

  13. This is a great list, and I love that you’ve included such a wide range of genres. I’ve got Razorblade Tears on my TBR, and I feel like I keep seeing it everywhere this week. Maybe the universe wants me to read it sooner rather than later?

  14. Adam & the Water, I had not heard of & now I have it on my Watchlist.

    Great List!

  15. Fuddles and Puddles sounds like a lot of fun!

  16. I love THE BOOK WOMAN OF TROUBLESOME CREEK! It’s such a great read.

    Happy TTT!


  17. Good job putting all these together — I really like some of the titles! I’ve read The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek, and it would not have come to mind for me when thinking about water, but it definitely fits!

  18. What an interesting list. I haven’t read any of the books since most of them are not necessarily my type of genre but there are a few that would interest me. So, thanks.

    And thanks for visiting my TTT this week.

  19. Great list. I loved Razorblade Tears and The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek.

  20. I’m not familiar with any of these, but I agree with you… it’s so interesting week after week to learn about books in genres we’re not as familiar with. I, for one, love sharing all the dark thrillers and horror novels I’m immersed in (though I do read romance and occasionally fantasy or other genres too)

  21. I think all of these are new to me, so thank you for sharing them! Happy reading!

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