Words leave imprints in your mind like footprints in the sand...
beach reading
starry skies to read under
reading in nature

Five Books Set In Water

  • Submitted: 25th July 2023

Five Books set in water

Many books feature water in some way. A gorgeous blue sea, a babbling brook or a nice clear swimming pool. Some however make you afraid to get back in the water and  it’s not just a shark you have to worry about in the books below.

Five Books set in water

Starting with ones where the water is safe….

From a stream to a raging storm, here’s some very watery tales…


Life and Otter Miracles Hazel GaynorStream – Life and Otter Miracles – Hazel Prior

This is cute!

It features lots of cute otters in streams and rivers and a sanctuary that looks after them all. This is the kind of water you won’t mind getting close to when you see all the cute animals in this novel!

The main character even lives in a cottage with a stream at the bottom of the garden.




The Lido Libby PageSwimming pool – The Lido – Libby Page

A cute read and an even cuter watery setting.  Lidos are like old fashioned, outdoor swimming pools in cities. Here, in London, Rosemary, 86, and Kate, 26 meet and find they share a love of swimming outdoors. It makes you want to pop on your bathing costume and go join them. If the sun’s out of course.





The House Across the Lake Riley SagerLake – The House Across the Lake – Riley Sager

Here we have a body of water that is somewhat wilder and more dangerous than a stream or lido. This lake seems nice at first – in the middle of two houses with glass fronts and big drive ways. Holiday cabins in the remote woods where couples go to relax.

Well, it turns out your neighbours might not be who they appear to be. What you see from the window, reflected in the lake might not what you want to believe.



Now the water is getting a little more dangerous in this book….

The Wild Coast Lin AndersonWild rivers. streams and the North Sea – The Wild Coast – Lin Anderson

You can guess from the title really – there are some very rough waters in this book. Rugged coastline and the wilds of Scotland sound lovely but just wait until you look down over the cliffs and see what the water has washed up.

Craggy and dangerous in all its rugged beauty. Waters up here are wild and unpredictable.



Now, we’re in full – on storm mode with The Raging Storm by Ann Cleeves

The Raging Storm Ann CleevesThe sea – The Raging Storm – Ann Cleeves

The sea takes no prisoners in Devon and this book is awash with dangerous tides, rapid waters and weather that whips up the kind of waves you do not want to be caught up in.

Hang on tight as there is more than one storm in this book!






See here for more #BookTrailLiterarySettings

Books set in gothic houses

Novels set in the court room

Novels set durint the Gold Rush

Books with stories reimagined

Books set in snowy climates

Five novels set in the world of academia

The Magic of a Locked Room mystery

Five books set in bookshops

Books set on a beach

Books set on an island

Novels set on ghostly ships

Books set in schools

Books set on the marshes

Five great books set in wartime

Time for five books set in lovely locations

Five books with a foodie twist

Five books set at sea

What about five books set in hotels

Books set in the art world

Scary Books set in the woods

Travelling Books set on a train

Books set in the animal world

Books set in isolated places

LIT travel

BookTrail Boarding Pass Information:  Keep in touch!  

TWITTER: @thebooktrailer

INSTAGRAM: @thebooktrail  FACEBOOK:thebooktrail.LiteraryTravelAgency/

PINTEREST: thebooktrail

THREADS: www.threads.net/@thebooktrail

Back to Blog

Featured Book

A Poisoner’s Tale

1651: Inspired by the true story of Giulia Tofana: The Angel of Death with a Vial of Vengeance

Read more