Another month and another book. Yup, just one book read. Again, trying to not be too hard on myself for the lack of reading that I have been doing lately but I am happy that I have read 7 book so far in 2020. For my seventh book I picked up Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, I knew I had to read this book because everyone had been recommending it. I am really glad that I decided to splurge a bit on this hardcover book and purchase it because it was a fantastic read.
Book Seven Read of 2020
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
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.
My Review Of Where the Crawdads Sing
I would consider this book a pretty fast read. When I would sit down and really focus on reading, I was turning these pages like crazy. From the moment I started reading about Kya and her surroundings I felt like I was right there in North Carolina with her. The imagery in this book is pretty amazing. I loved reading about the creatures, the sights and the smells of the marsh.
The story of Kya shows great strength and resilience. She learns about life all while living life on her own away from community. The author paints a perfect picture of human nature and the prejudices of that time period between 1952 to 1970. No matter her situation, during this time period, Kya was going to have a struggle.
This book shares a lot about a girl growing into a woman, loss of a family, recovery from an abusive home, new love, trust and ends with a murder trial that allows the reader to feel amazing empathy and community even for “The Marsh Girl”. As you read this you will find that the story follows two timelines that slowly intertwine.
I would recommend this book any one…seriously. It is a beautiful book that would be hard to put into one category of reads. Romance, mystery, feel-good, historical fiction….it has everything. I wouldn’t consider this a fast read book but because it is so good, you might have a hard time putting it down! Forget bedtime for a few days!
Well, book number seven in the BOOKS!! While I am not moving through my 2020 reading goal as fast as I had hoped, I am trying to make sure I am taking time daily for reading during this crazy time. I haven’t decided what I am reading next but my bookshelf is growing every week! I am always looking for new books to add to my reading list so please share some books you have really enjoyed recently. Make sure you check out my 2020 Reading List and Goal too. Maybe you can add some of my books to your list this year!
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