Where the Crawdads Sing By: Delia Owens

Well well well here we are again with another book review. I know I have posted a lot of them but I am having a bit of creativity block and I keep reading books (mostly because I had a goal I needed to finish).

So, I finally read Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I have seen this book be recommended by so many people and everyone saying it is so good. Naturally I put myself on the waitlist and I listened to the audiobook.

a phone with the cover of where the crawdads sing on it. The cover is a orange sunset with trees on either side. There is water on the lower half and a boat with a person going between the trees.

As a side note I have been going really hard on the audiobooks because it is easier for me to digest what I am listening to and also I can listen to the book while I am at work (Yah! go multi-tasking).

Anywho, let’s get to the review. Like I said before I had heard a lot of great things about this book and I kind of knew somewhat what it was about. OK, I really just knew it was about a “swamp girl”. That is it, that is all I knew. So maybe not “a lot”.

This book follows the life of Kya Clarke. The books starts out while Kya is young and her mother walking out on her. This isn’t the first person to walk out of Kya’s life and it won’t be the last. We are moved through Kya’s life where she has all sorts of experiences. One of these experiences being on trial for murder (no bid deal or anything right?!). I won’t say anything more about this book because it may be somewhat of a spoiler.

My review, I won’t lie when I started this book it took me a bit to get into, I don’t know if it was because the reader was talking in a southern accent as a uneducated child or if the beginning of the story just was not as captivating. Anywho I persisted through and eventually I was able to go with the flow.

I really enjoyed this book. I think it was because the character developed throughout the whole book. I mean we are reading (listening for some) Kya’s life story. We follower her into becoming this woman that is really unexpected for how she started and really how the townspeople view her.

I really enjoyed the end of the book also. I won’t spoil it because it is really is surprising and I am glad it ended the way it did.

I think this is a book that you should read, I am sure that there are people that have heard of it or have seen it. It has definitely earned its praise. I am sure that this is unsurprising but it gets 5 stars.

5 pink stars

And at the end of 2020 I realize that I have really only reviewed books that pretty much gave a 5-star rating. I will have to try to do better next year and have more of a variance in the ratings (means I will just have to tough out reading the shitty books too).

Well that is the end of this review and for the reviews for the end of the year. I will definitely be posting my top 5 books of 2020 later in december and hopefully can get enough of a blog/puppy balance going to get Christmas content written.

Until next time,


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