#TopTenTuesday Books Set At Sea

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

The rules are simple:

Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post. Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists. Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

This week’s topic is Books I’d Gladly Throw Into the Ocean. I’d consider it sacrilege even to think about throwing a book into any kind of water. Plus I don’t generally talk about books I didn’t care for, preferring to shout about books I loved. So instead here are ten books set mainly at sea. 

Every Man For Himself by Beryl Bainbridge – memorably bringing to life the events of an April night in 1912 when 1,500 people lost their lives as a result of the sinking of the Titanic
In Hazard by Richard Hughes – a tale of suspense on the high seas as the crew of the Archimedes battle a hurricane
The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat – a ship and her crew defend Atlantic convoys in WW2, memorably brought to life in the 1953 film starring the wonderful Jack Hawkins
Slow Boats To China by Gavin Young – Inspired by great sea writers like Jack London, Herman Melville and Joseph Conrad, Gavin Young decides to port-hop to some far destination on the other side of the world
The Yellow Admiral by Patrick O’Brian – the eighteenth instalment in the acclaimed Aubrey & Maturin series
The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton – A murder on the high seas. A remarkable detective duo. A demon who may or may not exist.
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway – the classic story of a Cuban fisherman and the giant marlin he kills and loses

Links from the titles of the following three will take you to my reviews:
Fled by Meg Keneally
Dangerous Women by Hope Adams
Storm of Steel by Matthew Harffy


14 thoughts on “#TopTenTuesday Books Set At Sea

    1. Thanks. I’m not keen on topics that involve talking about books you disliked. I prefer to keep quiet about those – thankfully rare – out of respect for the author. I enjoyed your trip back in time. I might steal that idea for next time I don’t care for the “official” topic.

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  1. I love your twist on the topic so much that I *almost* did it myself! Books set on the ocean, or by the ocean, definitely appeal to me. I haven’t read any of the books on your list, although I do have THE DEVIL AND THE DARK WATER out from the library right now. I’m going to take note of these others as most of them sound like books I would like.

    Happy TTT!


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