Four for Friday – Books with Water on the Cover

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Hello Everyone!

Four for Friday is a weekly list post that I am attempting to get off the ground. It’s tied to the TBR Tackle Challenge, which I co-host over on Instagram with the very lovely mystorynook and theartsy_bookworm88. Every week there’s a prompt, and you pick four books that fit the theme. You can find all of the July topics here!

This week’s Four for Friday topic is Books with Water on the Cover! We picked water on the cover as one of the July prompts for the TBR Tackle Challenge, thinking it would be relatively simple, but I ended up struggling to find four books that fit the category. Two of the books that I’m talking about today are books I’ve read, and the other two are on my July TBR.

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid – The cover of this book is almost all Water, making it the perfect pick to start this list. This was one of my more anticipated reads of 2021, and so far, it does not disappoint. Taylor Jenkins Reid is excellent at writing about fictional famous people in a way that makes the reader feel like they’re reading about real people that they’ve heard of before. I’m not far enough into the book yet to know if I’m going to love it as much as The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones & The Six, but I’m optimistic that this is going to turn out to be another five star read.

Malibu Rising

Gargantis by Thomas TaylorI read Malamander last month, and I immediately ordered Gargantis because I needed more Eerie-on-Sea in my life. The cover of Gargantis features some scary waves on the cover, which tells me that Herbie and Violet will find themselves caught up in another exciting, but terrifying, situation. I read the first few chapters of this book earlier this month, and I’m hoping I can finish the rest of it soon so I can know what happens next in the world of Eerie-on-Sea.


Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie Death on the Nile is one of the first Agatha Christie books I ever read, and I’m hoping to reread it soon when the Poirot buddy read gets to it. I also don’t remember anything about this story, so it’s a good thing that I have plans to reread it.  Now that I look at the cover a bit closer, I’m not entirely sure if there is Water on the cover, but it’s too late for me to swap this out with another book.

Death on the Nile

Beartown by Fredrik Backman – The cover of this book features people playing hockey on a frozen body of water, which I’m counting as Water on the cover. I read Beartown shortly after it came out, and I absolutely loved it. I remember going into it thinking it was a book about hockey and realizing that it was about so much more. It is a book that I’m hoping to reread at some point, but I’m not sure when I’ll get around to it.



  1. Ohhh, I like this post! Fun choices! Also this is such a fun idea, maybe I could do it sometimes, just like how I switch between Weekly Quotes and Six for Sunday on Sundays or Waiting on Wednesday and WWW Wednesday on Wednesdays. After 6 years of Friday’s Page 69, maybe it is time for a bit of a change. 🙂

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