Waterlogged Book Covers

I recently read the haunting novel: “Fear the Drowning Deep” by Sarah Glenn Marsh and absolutely loved it. The wonderful writing and story were what kept me reading, but it was the cover that initially drew me in. Book covers featuring underwater shots usually catch my eye, especially when the photo consists of a woman wearing a dress that billows about her. Why I like this theme so much I don’t know, except to say that I find the photos captivating and mysterious. (Frankly, also a little frightening, because water terrifies me).  I got to thinking about how many book covers I’ve seen lately that feature such, ahem, soggy images, so I did a l quick Google search, and bingo! This is definitely a trend. Just check out this list on Goodreads:

After seeing these gorgeous book covers, I decided to share five of my favorites from the list. The underwater photography caught my attention and made me want to find out what the story was about. The following have now been added to my ever-lengthening To-Read List, thanks to the watery cover art. You can’t judge a book by its cover, so we often hear, but a really cool one certainly catches your attention and just might help you decide to give the book a try!

1. Tethered by Amy MacKinnon

2. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

3. The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee

4. The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler

5. New Girl by Paige Harbison


What books with “watery” cover art would you recommend?  Leave a comment so I can add them to my list if I haven’t already read them.  And give “Fear the Drowning Deep” a try! It’s a great read.





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