Top Ten Tuesday: Sea Monster Stories

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A photograph of a dark portion of the ocean. Something huge is stirring in the water and making waves. Itโ€™s too dark in the water to tell what might be churning around down there.I have previously blogged about mermaids, rubber ducks, and wetlands, so it took me a little while to come up with a good spin for this weekโ€™s water freebie theme.

Large bodies of water like lakes and the ocean can be beautiful on a calm summer day.

Theyโ€˜re treacherous during a hurricane or other violent storm.

They can be a safe place to swim, boat, or play.

Theyโ€™re often a good food source.

What else can they be? Well, depending on what sort of books you read, they might also contain sea monsters. Here are ten titles about that exact scenario.

1. Jaws (Jaws, #1) by Peter Benchley

2. Black Water Horror: A Tale of Terror for the 21st Century : Creature from the Black Lagoon
by Larry Mike Garmon

3. Slime by John Halkin

4. How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters: Fight Back When Monsters and Mother Nature Attack by Andrew Shaffer

5. Goliath by Steve Alten

6. Creature from the Black Lagoon by Vargo Statten

7. Zomby Dick or, The Undead Whale by J.D. Livingstone

8. The Origin of the Crabs by Guy N. Smith

9. Orca by Arthur Herzog III

10. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters

11. The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft




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84 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Sea Monster Stories

  1. “mermaids, rubber ducks, and wetland” XD I love your variety! Sea monsters were a great choice though! Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters sounds really unique.

  2. What a fun twist on the theme!

    Thanks for stopping by myblog!

  3. Fun twist!
    And I am so so glad you went up to 11, because now I need to read this one by Lovecraft. Funny, I never read modern horror novels, nor watch horror movies, but I read At the Mountains of Madness, and was very impressed:

  4. I haven’t read them but I hear the Austen ones like Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters & Pride and Prejudice and Zombies are quite fun! And thanks for reminding me I really need to get around to trying Lovecraft. ๐Ÿ˜… Great twist in the TTT today! Have a great week!

  5. Whatever Thee Weather

    Oh, I love your take on this week’s topic. I’ll need to check out some of those titles.

  6. Hahah, I was hoping to see Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters today. I haven’t read it, but my library used to have it and I keep meaning to find a used copy.

  7. I love where you went with this water post! I would never have thought to do sea monsters. So cool!

  8. Interesting take on the theme! And I love me some Lovecraft!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  9. I have an MG fantasy on my list today that features a mysterious deep-sea creature! Great take on today’s prompt! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  10. Love how these are all water related stuff in the title! So fun

  11. Despite loving The Little Mermaid as a kid, I don’t think I’ve ever read a “sea monster” type story. I did read the Kiera Cass mermaid novel, though probably not anything else. Thanks so much for visiting my website today, Lydia. Appreciate this.

  12. Great twist on the theme! Here is my post.

  13. Fun take on the theme! Your rubber duck comment reminded me about a book I have on my physical TBR shelf waiting to be read: MOBY-DUCK. I should have used it in today’s TTT!

    My TTT:

  14. Nice twist, Lydia. I saw the movie Jaws, but never read the book. I haven’t read any of these, but I don’t read horror or scary books.

  15. A goodly list. Mine stops at Moby Dick.

  16. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters has been on my TBR for years! Love your spin on this theme.

    FangirlFlax @ FangirlFlax

  17. Great take on the topic. For some reason I dream about orcas a lot so I will never read Orca by Arthur Herzog III haha

  18. Great twist on the topic! Even if I do prefer reading about mermaids or rubber ducks over sea monsters haha ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Yes indeed, large bodies of water have all those qualities.

  20. This is a wonderful spin on the prompt this week! Zomby Dick oe the Undead Whale was a particularly inspired pick, I have to say!

  21. I love how you twisted the topic this week! Two of the books you’ve got here feature animals my daughter loves (sharks and orcas).

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

  22. I love sea monsters. what a fun topic, and now I wish I had done it this week. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jaws is of course an excellent pick, and I love creature from the Black Lagoon!!!

  23. Oh you might like this

  24. I love that you went with sea monsters! ๐Ÿ˜€

  25. Great List. Jaws is one of my favorite movies but I have yet to read the book.

  26. Great twist on the theme this week!

  27. WHAT a fun topic!! I’ve been Nessie hunting at Loch Ness in high school in 1977 [ancient history]. Most Original Topic Tweak Award to you!

  28. Sea Monsters!

    I love it!

  29. I’m still traumatized from watching 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea as a kid! LOL. I don’t do sea monster books/movies anymore. I’m way too wimpy for that.

    Happy TTT!


  30. I love the topic! I just read a book that seems like it would fit– Whalefall. And yes, it’s about a whale, not an actual sea monster, but it’s scary enough that I think it counts!

  31. Great twist on the water topic, Lydia. I haven’t read any of your books but absolutely loved your choices.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT this week.

  32. Hurray for sea monsters! Great tweak to the prompt this week.

    I’d include Moby Dick.

  33. This is such an amazing topic, and so outside the box. I love visiting your TTT posts because they’re so creative! I’ve wanted to read Jaws for a long time, but some of the other books on your list definitely caught my eye – I’m so curious about how to survive a sharknado!

  34. Love your take on this week’s theme and your choice of books!

  35. Some fun sounding titles! I will check them out as options for my next round of creature featuresโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜

    My TTT:

  36. I love this twist! Jaws and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters are on my tbr. Someday!

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