Terrifying “beach reads”, you won’t want to miss!

“You’ll never go in the water again.” – Jaws (1975)
Have you seen the movie? Well, now read the book…

As summer winds down, some of you might still be headed to the beach for vacation, or on a travel cruise or even to a cabin by the lake. Well, don’t forget to take some reading material to go along with your quiet relaxation time…by the water. Check out some of these great, but terrifying “Beach Reads” you won’t want to miss!


These titles will more than likely keep you turning the pages and staying up late to finish. Just remember, keep the light on and…don’t go in the water.


Cape Fear by John D. MacDonald
Jaws (Jaws #1) by Peter Benchley
Meg by Steve Alten
The Trench (Meg Series #2) by Steve Alten
Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
The Swarm by Frank Schätzing
Sphere by Michael Crichton
The Deep by Nick Cutter
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
The Terror by Dan Simmons
Duma Key by Stephen King
Sea Change by James Powlik
The Chill by Scott Carson
The Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea by Ellen Datlow
The Perfect StormMutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters and Jane Austen


The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea by Sebastian Junger
Fatal Voyage: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis by Dan Kurzman
Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916  by Michael Capuzzo
Creatures of the Deep by Erich Hoyt

Michelle Erickson
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