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Where the Crawdads Sing
Where the Crawdads Sing | Delia Owens
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Cupcake12
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Meet the ‘Marsh Girl‘ barefoot, wild and not prepared for the outside world. After a turbulent childhood, Kya has accepted she will always be different.
When a local man is found dead, rumours about the marsh girl soon escalate. Kya is drawn to two men from the local nearby towns and opens her heart to them both.
A coming of age story set against the natural world. Great for fans of those interested in mid 20th century America.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So good 🧡 2d
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Cupcake12
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My daughter has just finished this and loved it. It‘s finally my turn to read it now.

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abostwick24
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Mehso-so

I heard good things about this book so I had to give it a shot. I honestly loved the story and premise until the last couple of pages. The ending completely ruined the book for me and made me change my perspective on the main character. Beautiful heart wrenching story that is well written. I had high investments in the characters but damn, I felt like they did me dirty at the end. For those reasons, I have to give the book:
My review: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3/5)

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Where the Crawdads Sing had a slow start for me, but Kya‘s coming-of-age story, the found family, and the murder trial kept me intrigued and I‘m happy to have finished the book. I suggest it for the more patient readers that don‘t need a book to hit the ground running. ;-)

A mini review is posted at https://readingbeyondthebookcover.com/october-2022-reading-wrap-up/.

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dabbe
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I fell in love with Kya and wanted to follow her story to the end. I was fascinated by the wetlands of North Carolina; this desert rat learned a lot and yearned for the water and herons. Slight critique: the ending was a bit rushed and formulaic, and the side story with Chase was an interesting subplot but not a necessary one. I just wanted to be with Kya in the marsh. Beautifully written prose.

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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

1️⃣ If I'm reading a big book, I'll have a break and read something light, such as a graphic novel or some nonfiction such as survival manuals or books on growing your own food etc.

Apart from that, if I'm reading a short book I'll just stick with that one book.

2️⃣ My favourite this year is "Where The Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens and I Panned "My Heart Is A Chainsaw" by Stephen Graham Jones.

Eggs Thanks for joining in 👏🏻👏🏻 3w
Reading.w.Dee I always have multiple books on the go! My favourite this year has been Iron Widow. 3w
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Mirarenee
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THIS is probably one of my favorite books. Wasn‘t a hugeee fan of the ending, but would read again! And still need to see the movie!!!

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Intriguing story from start to finish. The protagonist, Kya, immediately generates sympathy from the audience. Just when you think she can‘t go on anymore, she finds a way. The ending is super satisfying; not a cop out happy ending, left me saying, “yup.”

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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That's the end of the #OutstandingOctober #ReadAThon for me.

Managed to finish 3 of my planned books.
75% with The Vanishing Point
And 10% with Where the Crawdads Sing

Planning on finishing them both this coming week.

Thanks for hosting @Andrew65
As always it was a blast!

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂😍 Thanks for playing along. 1mo
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ShaniaAJ
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I had a hard time reading all of a sudden for years and I decided to give this book a try after hearing so much good about it and it helped me get my love for reading back.

Kya definitely has a crazy and interesting life!

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MarissaReads
Mehso-so

After all the hype, I finally got a chance to read this book. I don‘t know if it was the hype or if it was just me but I felt like it wasn‘t one of the greatest books I‘ve read. It had a good story plot but it wasn‘t gripping for me. I would recommend it to someone who is looking for an easy read without too much to think about.

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Great Book

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Dramatictara
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Oh yes I am! Starting this one!

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aimee23
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Worth the hype! The book played with my emotions in just 368 pages. #WhereTheCrawdadsSing #MarshGirl #DeliaOwens

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MatchlessMarie
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Bailedbailed

Bailed at 24% I was bored 😬 Will probably give the movie a go and may try again. I listened to the audio so maybe it was a narrator issue for me. I dunno 🤷🏻‍♀️ #Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash #BookSpinBingo #31by31 #Spookoween #PointsAThon 53 words for #ScarathlonWordSearch of what I did read. +651 pts

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2mo
GHABI4ROSES Good for you on saying bye to a book- it was so hard for me until a couple years ago! Especially when everyone insists it is the best book! I am looking forward to reading this one, we shall see! Thanks so much for including our 'thon! 2mo
TheSpineView Bummer 2mo
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The.Great.Catsby Same thing happened to me. I did not like the audiobook. I tried to read it too, but I still bailed... mostly because I couldn't get over the potential controversial nature of it all. 2mo
DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
Catsandbooks That's too bad 2mo
MatchlessMarie @GHABI4ROSES I always say all hail the bail but it‘s still a little disappointing 😆 I‘d heard a lot of good things. 2mo
MatchlessMarie @The.Great.Catsby I have had bails in the past that I have come back to but sometimes you just gotta walk away and find your book bliss. ✌🏻📚 2mo
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Shemac77
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The hype is understandable. Easy to read, keeps you engaged, great storyline.

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ProudBookNerd
Mehso-so

After all the hype, I was underwhelmed by the story. The description of the main character's loneliness and isolation, the beauty of the marsh were detailed and at times made for some emotional reading but the overall drama and ending felt a bit flat. A solid read but not one that left me thinking I am so glad I finally was able to read it.

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Teree883

Great book

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Shemac77
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Prep for hopefully a lot of night shift reading….who am I kidding.

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ThePageantHam
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Mehso-so

This book has an interesting concept and deals with some serious real-world issues, but the writing, especially dialogue, was meh. Cringeworthy self-monologuing involving, "Oh [other character's name], why did I [do a thing]?!" like a soap opera satire. It was way less triggering for me than I expected, but I was more detached than I usually am because of the bad writing. YMMV, so please check all the content warnings as there are MANY.

SamAnne Agree with your review. It did not do it for me. 2mo
ThePageantHam @SamAnne I'm relieved to not be alone in this since there's been so much hype from all over 😅 2mo
SamAnne @ThePageantHam unbelievable plot points—she learns to read and master biology and science in 3 months? And every POC character is a two-dimensional trope. 2mo
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OrangeMooseReads
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Beautifully written. The story was entrancing. Stayed up too late multiple nights reading and forcing myself to put it down and sleep.
I loved the story no matter how slightly unrealistic if felt at times. That‘s the point of fiction though isn‘t it.
I loved this book. The ending was great. I wish I had read it sooner.
Highly Recommend

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And then I had to go to Target tonight for a couple things and we all know what happens there. Darn books jump off the shelves and into your cart.
#gottoreaditbeforeiwatchit

tpixie You‘ve posted a lot of orange 🍊 books lately 😀 2mo
OrangeMooseReads @tpixie I hadn‘t noticed 😂 orange 🍊 is a fun color 2mo
BkClubCare I just had TWO books jump into my cart today! What was I to do?! One is my book club selection and I am in a loooong line at the library for it. Sigh 2mo
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OrangeMooseReads @BkClubCare you can‘t do anything. Spring loaded shelves. 2mo
tpixie @OrangeMooseReads yes! Orange 🍊 is a fun color. Watch out for spring boarded shelves!! 2mo
OrangeMooseReads @tpixie they are terrible 2mo
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brittanybooks
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After having to dodge spoilers online and at work, I finally finished! Unlike my coworker who almost spilled the beans, I did NOT guess the ending. Oh well, still fun. #book84of2022

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“Sometimes she heard night-sounds she didn‘t know or jumped from lightning too close, but whenever she stumbled, it was the land who caught her. Until at last, at some unclaimed moment, the heart-pain seeped away like water into sand. Still there, but deep. Kya laid her hand upon the breathing, wet earth, and the marsh became her mother.”

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melissajayne
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✨Tagged; was really surprised that I enjoyed it.

✨Still in summer mode; lots of people are still wearing summer clothes where I live. It‘s supposed to be 30°C in the next day or two

✨ Took this shot of Christina Lake in BC on my way home from a trip to visit family in late August.

#thoughtfulthursday

Susanita Beautiful! 3mo
MoonWitch94 Pretty! Thanks for playing 🐚🍁😊 3mo
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living_for_literature
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Beautifully written with complex characters and nodes to Harper Lee, Rachel Carson, and Thoroeau as well as poets. Maybe slightly genre-confused.

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TheRiehlDeal
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#AlphabetGame
#LetterW

I LOVED this book!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved it too!! Did you see the movie?🎥 3mo
TheRiehlDeal @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks No, not yet. I plan to, though! 3mo
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EverydayImReading
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It‘s got nature romance and murder. What‘s not to love. A popular read at our book club and we also loved the movie #alphabetgame.

Cathythoughts Great pick. We really enjoyed the book and movie in the bookclub 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!! 3mo
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Jody3
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Where the Crawdads Sing is an incredibly deep and moving novel that I have no doubt I will forever remember. It is a mind-blowingly poignant debut and easily one of the best books I have read so far in 2022. This is exactly the kind of novel that will be the first in my mind when I think of recommendations.

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jmezzacasa

Who was your favorite character in this book?? Mine, hands down, is Jumpin'!!

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Ibsbadibs
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Really enjoyed this. Very happy with the ending ✌️was also intrigued to read more about the authors personal history and the possible parallels.

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Love_Coffee_N_Books
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This book takes readers on an emotional journey. I felt sad, hopeless, and angry. However, I also felt satisfied, happy, hopeful, comforted, relieved, and surprised.

I appreciated the characters Jumpin' and Mabel the most. They are the kindest and most caring towards Kya. I enjoyed the bond they shared with Kya as almost a parental unit to her. For example, Kya was able to confide in Mabel as a daughter would with her mother.

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jmezzacasa

Just started reading this and for some reason, this line stood out...
"....the definition of a real man is one who cries without shame, reads poetry with his heart, feels opera in his soul, and does what's necessary to defend a woman. "

Anybody else love this?!

DesireeFromBK Ooh sooo good! 4mo
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DaniJ
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Beautiful story with picturesque descriptions of the NC Marshlands. A tough love story of trust and self love.

lynneamch Really enjoyed the book. Saw some neg reviews for the movie, but going to see it anyway this week. 4mo
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melissajayne
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5⭐️ I had heard a lot about the book and the book definitely lived up to the hype. While the characters were very well depicted, I found the descriptions of the marshes and the world that Kya inhabits to be even better. #2022 #bookreview #bookstagram #historicalfiction #fiction #romance

MyNamesParadise Are you going to go see the movie adaptation? 4mo
melissajayne @MyNamesParadise already saw it 4mo
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A_planNerd
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July Wrap-up 📚

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LittleRedReadingHood
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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angelamiller88
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Have you ever read a book that you wish you could re-read again just to experience all the emotions and get lost in the writers descriptions all over again?

This is the book for me. Simply beautifully written, and was a pure joy to read. Do I see the film now? Verdict is still out on that one, but for now I wish to relish in the satisfaction of finishing a spectacular read!

lynneamch I understand completely. It's been several months since I read the book, but saw the movie today. I think they did a good job, considering movies rarely live up to a book. Worth seeing though, and fun to experience reactions from my friends who didn't know what was coming. 4mo
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angelamiller88
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Wow, just wow is all I can say.

In 2 days I haven't been able to put this down but had to as solo parenting this weekend.

#currentlyreading

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Blackink_WhitePaper
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I loved this book as it has n number of biological wonders in it. Story is well crafted, Beautifully written. I like the setting more than story. Murder mystery is good. overall it is a good read because of the minute details about nature and poetic writing style. 4.5⭐️/5
#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
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