{Top Ten Tuesday} Watery Covers

Posted April 16, 2019 by Leah in Memes & Features, Top 10 Tuesday / 32 Comments


Hello, everyone! Well, I blanked on recommendations for rainy day reads (the topic for today’s Top Ten), so in the interest of staying on theme–kind of– I thought we’d take a look at some beautiful covers with water as the feature. There were too many good ones–because I am a cover fiend–and therefore this list is going to be longer than my previous ones. Enjoy!


Middle Grade

Snowglobe by Amy Wilson

A Crack in the Sea by H.M. Bowman

The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders

Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk

City of Islands by Kali Wallace

August Isle by Ali Standish

The Friendship Lie by Rebecca Donnelly

Ruby in the Sky by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo (this is ice, but it’s water, so it counts :))


Young Adult

(Fun fact: while looking for YA books featuring water, I noticed a large majority of them featured girls in flowing gowns. But you know what? Water and gowns are a cool combo.)

Teardrop by Lauren Kate

Songs from the Deep by Kelly Powell

Seven Tears into the Sea by Terri Farley

The Mermaid’s Mirror by L.K. Madigan

Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund

The Wicked King by Holly Black

Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones

Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly



The Bookshop at Water’s End by Patti Callahan Henry

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfeld

Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon


What are your favorite covers that feature water? It could be the ocean or a sea, rivers, lakes, rain, snow.



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32 responses to “{Top Ten Tuesday} Watery Covers

    • Leah

      Fortunately some of them were in our media library. It took my about an hour to find the others, especially the adult novels.

    • Leah

      I’m a mood reader so it’s kind if hard recommending books to others when I just want to say, “Read what you want when you want.” Thanks!

  1. Greg

    I love watery covers- must be all the blues and greens, I always like those. Deep Blue has always been a favorite cover of mine, and Bookshop at Water’s Edge is nice also.

  2. Rissi JC

    What a fun way to spin today’s topic! Love it – and wish I’d thought of it too since I have a weakness for a good cover design. 🙂

    Always did think Diana’s book covers were stunners, and though I don’t read MG, I really like the colors of ‘Ruby.’ The design with that pop of bright color is really eye catching.

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