top ten tuesday

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about books featuring water.

float plan trish doller

A woman decides to take the sailing trip that she and her late fiancé planned through the Caribbean. She learns to accept and work through her grief while opening herself up to new possibilities for her life.

I am a complete sucker for elemental magic. This is the beginning of a wonderful series featuring the only magical world that I would actually want to live in. I reread this one every year or two. It is that good.

This is the start of a series about a beach community in Maine, a dangerous carousel, selkies, and Earth magic.

Who controls water better than beavers? No one. That is the point of reintroduction efforts around the world. This is the story of one man’s work in England. It is a nightmare of government regulations, landowner concerns, and misinformation that needs to be taken down to bring back an iconic species.

The subtitle says it all on this book. A container of bath toys went overboard in the Pacific. Tracing where they ended up teaches you a lot about how the oceans work.

Almost everything moves by container ships but most people don’t understand how it all works. I’d recommend this book on audio because of the narrator’s voice. She is very high class English and it is not at all what you’d expect for this book. Very posh.

Can you build a raft out of junk and then sail it from LA to Hawaii to bring attention to plastics in the ocean? You’ll learn things you can’t unlearn about plastic pollution in this book too.

Don’t read this if you think you’d ever like to go back to Sea World again. The author used to be an orca trainer there and he had some things to get off his chest.

Sea People: The Puzzle of PolynesiaChristina Thompson

I’ve had this book on my shelf for way too long. I need to read it. It looks so good.

This is the story of the Flint Michigan water crisis as seen by a pediatrician who was among the first people to start drawing widespread attention to the issue.