Book Review | Where the Crawdads Sing

where the crawdads singTitle: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Page: 384

Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons (Aug. 14th, 2018)

Summary

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens.

Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

Where the Crawdads Sing

what i thoughtThis book. This book!! I don’t even know where to begin when it comes to reviewing Where the Crawdads Sing.  I’ll be honest, I only read this book because everyone on Bookstagram talked about this book daily.  I barely even knew what it was about, but I knew it must be good because the library waiting list was huge!! 😂  Where the Crawdads Sing was one of the best books I’ve read in a very, very long time.  It is truly deserving of every ounce of hype and praise it has received!

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Books That Remind Me of Spring!

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Hello! It is day two of me hosting Bookending Spring 2019!  Lately, the weather has been so beautiful and it has really been putting me in that springtime mood.  So, for today’s post, I’m sharing with you all some of my favorite books that remind me of spring!

Some of these books remind of spring because of the content, others just because of their pretty covers.  Either way, just thinking about these books makes me think of spring!

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Easter Time Book Tag!

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Hey everyone! I am so incredibly excited because today is my first day as host for Bookending Spring 2019!  Starting today, and going through Wednesday, I’ll be sharing some super fun and springy posts.

For today’s prompt, I’m going to be doing an original tag that I’m calling the Easter Time Book Tag!  This is my first time doing a tag, and I’m super excited to share it with you all, and hopefully you’ll join in on the fun and do this, too!

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November Wrap-Up!

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Hey everyone! Can you even believe November is over?!  I swear this past month was only three days.  November was a super busy month for me, which means I spent very little time reading and blogging.

I ended up reading a total of two books last month!

BOOKS READ

– Twelve Slays of Christmas by Jacqueline Frost (ebook) \\ ⭐⭐⭐⭐

– It’s a Wonderful Night by Jaimie Admans (ebook) \\ ⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

STANDOUT BOOK OF THE MONTH

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I’ll be honest, I really adored both of the books I read in November.  I’ve decided to go with Twelve Slays of Christmas as my book of the month though, just because I did not expect to enjoy this one nearly as much as I did.  It was the perfect mix of mystery and Christmas and I just loved this one so much!

 

BOOKS REVIEWED

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn \\ ⭐⭐⭐

 

BOOK HAUL

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I bought one book in November, and I am so excited to read it in December! It is A Nancy Drew Christmas!  If you’ve been following me for a while, I’m sure you know I absolutely love Nancy Drew.  I’ve been collecting the classic series for years now, and when I found out about this new book, I just had to have it.  This book will be such a fun one to read in December! 🙂🎄

 

MISCELLANEOUS 

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Aside from my October wrap-up, my only other post was for bringing back my Countdown to Christmas series.  Last Sunday, I kicked off Countdown to Christmas 2018 with Skipping Christmas by John Grisham!


And that wraps up my November, lol.  This month was definitely a quiet one, but I’m looking forward to reading and blogging a lot more in December!  I’ve decided to participate in Blogmas again this year, so hopefully, that means I’ll be posting every day during the month of December. I have a lot of ideas planned and I’m super excited for what next month has in store. So, please, wish me luck!!

Thanks for reading!


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The Fall Book Tag!

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Hello!  Today I’m going to be doing the Fall Book Tag!  It was created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, and I discovered it over at Arwa’s blog, One’s Peculiar.

Alright, let’s get started:

RULES: 

  • Please link back to  Bionic Book Worm, as the creator of this tag!! 
  • Use the graphics – if you want 🙂
  • Have fun!

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replica

I thought Replica by Lauren Oliver was such a unique and intriguing read! From the format to the storyline, this book really hooked me!

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Frenzy was such a great ending to an already great series!  This entire book series drew me in on the very first page of the very first book and hooked me until the end!

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The 5th Wave was filled with so much action and adventure! This book was utterly un-put-down-able!

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a map of days

A Map of Days is the book I’ve been anticipating most for the entirety of 2018! It just came out earlier this month, but I still haven’t been able to get a copy.  I am so eager to read this book!!

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This book gave me all the feels!  From the family relationships Charlie and her family have, to just Bill in general, to the fact that Andie and Clark from The Unexpected Everything made a cameo appearance, Save the Date gave me all the warm and fuzzies!!

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I’m including Danger at the Drawbridge by Mildred A. Wirt (the original Nancy Drew author!!), Shadowland by Meg Cabot, and Intermission by Serena Chase because I really loved all three of these books, and I feel like they’re underrated!

I Tag:

Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky

Cora @ Tea Party Princess

Marie @ KookBookery

Abbey @ Three Cats and a Blog

And, of course, anyone else who wants to do this!


Thanks for reading!

Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag!

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Hello! Today for Blogtober/Blogween, I’m going to be sharing my answers for the Halloween Creatures 2.0 book tag. I was tagged by Jessica @ Reading with Jessica and Mandy @ Devouring Books.  So, a huge thank you to the both of them for thinking of me! 🤗🎃

Alright, let’s get started!

Rules:

  • Answer all prompts.
  • Answer honestly.
  • Tag 1-13 people.
  • Link back to this post.
  • Remember to credit the creator. (Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward)
  • Have fun!

Also, just to be clear, all the graphics in today’s post are from Anthony, too!

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Witch
A Magical Character or Book.

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is such a magical and enchanting book.  It’s so mysterious with so many unique and magical characters.

Werewolf
The Perfect Book to Read at Night.

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The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding is such a fun book to read for Halloween.  It’s spooky and mysterious, but not too spooky, which makes it a perfect book to read at night, because I’m a scaredy cat and don’t want to read something super scary before bed!

Frankenstein
A Book that Truly Shocked You.

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This book was so twisty!  Genuine Fraud really took me by surprise and didn’t go at all how I expected.

The Devil
A Dark, Evil Character.

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The villain in Black really encompasses the whole “dark, evil character” for this one!

 

Grim Reaper
A Character that Should Never Have Died.

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If you’ve read this book, I’m sure you’ll agree.  That’s all I’m going to say.

Zombie
A Book that Made You “Hungry” for More.

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Pretty much every single Meg Cabot book leaves me “hungry” for more.  She is one of my favorite authors, and all her books are just so enjoyable and utterly readable!

Gargoyle
A Character that You Would Protect at All Cost.

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I love Anne Shirley with my entire bookish heart and soul.  She is my favorite and I would root for her and protect her always.

Vampire
A Book that Sucked the Life Out of You.

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I just did not care for Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  The writing style was not for me, and I felt so disconnected the entire time I read it.

Ghost
A Book that Still Haunts You.

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On Pointe is a book that definitely haunts me, but in the best way possible.  This book really touched me.  Even though it’s been quite a few years since I’ve read it, it’s still one that I think about often.

Demon
A Book that Really Scared You.

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I know I’ve shared my story about hearing whistling in the night while reading The Diviners, but y’all, that freaked me out so much!! Hearing some random person whistling down the street at almost midnight, while the bad guy is in the book is doing the same does not make a good combo.  Not only that, but this book is just overall so creepy.

Skeleton
A Character You Have a Bone to Pick With.

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I don’t even know why, but the main character, Janelle, just rubbed me the wrong way.  Plus, the whole time I read this book, all I could think about was Jenelle from Teen Mom 2. 😂

Mummy
A Book You Would Preserve Throughout Time.

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Nancy Drew is my original favorite.  This series was the first one that I actually really fangirled with, and it will forever be my favorite.  So really, I would preserve any of the classic Nancy Drew books for all time so she would always be remembered!

Creepy Doll
A Cover too Scary to Look At.

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Okay, yes, this cover isn’t too scary to look at, but as a kid I sure thought it was!  Plus, who wasn’t afraid of The Green Ribbon story in this book?!  Talk about traumatizing!

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It’s Fun to Be with Friends on Halloween!
Tag Your Friends!

I tag:

Holly @ Nut Free Nerd

Lashaan & Trang @ Bookidote

Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books

Jill @ Jill’s Book Blog

Shalini @ Shalini’s Books & Reviews

Lilly @ Lair of Books

Laura @ Reading Sanctuary 

And, of course, anyone who wants to do this!

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I hope you all enjoyed reading this fun tag, because I had so much fun sharing my answers!

Thanks so much for reading!

October TBR!

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Hey everyone, and welcome to the first day of Blogtober! In case you missed my announcement, I’m participating in Blogtober and Blogoween, which means you can expect a new post from me every single day during the month of October.

To start things off, today I’m going to be sharing some of the books I hope to get through this month.  I don’t typically have set, monthly TBR’s, but because it is October, and Halloween is just around the corner, I have several, festive books I really want to get through this month.

So, without further ado, here’s my October TBR:

And The Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich

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I recently picked this book up from my library’s book sale, and was instantly intrigued by the synopsis.  I hadn’t heard of this book before, but it sounds so spooky and mysterious – perfect for the month of October!

 

Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel by A. W. Jantha

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Like many of you, I feel like Hocus Pocus is such a classic Halloween movie.  When I found out about this book, I was so excited.  This is going to be such a fun and festive book to read!

 

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

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I discovered this book while watching Mel to the Any’s Instagram stories.  She ended up loving this book, and hearing her talk about how good it was really made me want to read it!  Small Spaces looks like it’s going to be such a fun and quick, spooky read!

 

The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury

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I’ve totally been meaning to read this book for the past two Octobers, and I just end up never getting to it.  My fingers are crossed that this will be the year I actually read this book!  Also, how cool is the cover for this one?!

 

Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie

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Hallowe’en Party is another book I keep meaning to read and then never get to.  I love a good mystery, and I’ve actually really been in the mood for a mystery, so I’m hopeful this is the year I actually read this one!

 


And there you have it! I actually have hopes to read other books, too, especially during the Sbooktober Readathon, but these are the books I really hope to get to the most. So, please wish me good luck, and hopefully, I’ll be able to get to all of these and more! 🤞🏼

What are some of the books on YOUR October TBR? I’d love to know!

Thanks for reading!

 

 


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