Has Sea Shanty TikTok captured your heart? Do you like having a soundtrack to the book you read? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then I have the books for you! It’s time to hit play on the Wellerman song and read these books that give off strong sea shanty vibes!
6 Books That Positively Exude Sea Shanty TikTok Vibes
1. In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens
A prince kidnapped by pirates and a mysterious charming stranger coming to the rescue? Nothing says sea shanty like a high-seas adventure, am I right?
2. Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
If you’ve watched Peter Pan, you know that Captain Hook’s pirates DID sing a sea shanty, so it goes without saying that a book inspired by Peter Pan would also have some strong sea shanty vibes.
3. Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman
Right about now, you might be noticing a theme. That’s right: pirates. Nicole Castroman’s book tells the origin stories of the infamous pirate Blackbeard, a man people actually WROTE sea shanties about. Also, there’s a sequel, Blacksouls, which is a must-read if you love this book.
4. Songs from the Deep by Kelly Powell
Beware the siren song in this bewitching book. As we know from sea shanties, the ocean is a dangerous place. But land has its dangers as well, especially for Moira as she hunts for a killer on the island where she lives.
5. The Coming Storm by Regina M. Hansen
Music, myth, and horror blend in this romantic, atmospheric fantasy book about a teen girl who must fight a powerful evil that’s invaded her Prince Edward Island home. Just look at the cover! I don’t know about you, but I can hear a haunting sea shanty playing right now.
6. A Rush of Wings by Laura E. Weymouth
This book is a dark, witchy retelling of the Wild Swans fairytale that strongly evokes all the vibes of sea shanty TikTok. And as an added bonus, the love interest in this book is absolutely fabulous and you might just be adding him to your list of fictional boyfriends.