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Books Like Where The Crawdads Sing (10 Books)

Where The Crawdads Sing was published by Delia Owens in 2018. Here is a list of 10 books like Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

Last update: January 11, 2024

1. The Secret Life Of Bees (2001)

"Someone who thinks death is the scariest thing doesn't know a thing about life."

"The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd is a heartwarming coming-of-age tale set in the racially turbulent 1960s America. Follow Lily Owens, a young White girl, as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, sisterhood, and the healing power of bees in this captivating and emotionally charged novel.

  • 📇 352 Pages
  • 📝 88,000 - 105,600 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 12 Hours Reading Time

2. The Glass Castle (2005)

"You should never hate anyone, even your worst enemies. Everyone has something good about them. You have to find the redeeming quality and love the person for that."

In "The Glass Castle," Jeannette Walls captivatingly unveils her captivating, resilient, and turbulent journey from a dysfunctional childhood raised by brilliant but eccentric parents to a confident adult carving her own path. An unflinching memoir that leaves readers with a lasting impact.

  • 📇 288 Pages
  • 📝 72,000 - 86,400 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 10 Hours Reading Time

3. The Help (2009)

"You is kind. You is smart. You is important."

"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett is an emotionally charged novel set in 1960s Mississippi, shedding light on the lives of African-American maids and their strained relationships with privileged white families. A powerful and thought-provoking exploration of race, identity, and societal change.

  • 📇 544 Pages
  • 📝 136,000 - 163,200 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 18 Hours Reading Time

4. The Nightingale (2015)

"If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are."

In "The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah, two sisters, Vianne and Isabelle, navigate their way through the dangers of World War II in German-occupied France. As they both silently resist the enemy, their bravery and sacrifice unfold in this heart-wrenching tale of love and resilience.

  • 📇 608 Pages
  • 📝 152,000 - 182,400 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 20 Hours Reading Time

5. Before We Were Yours (2017)

"But the love of sisters needs no words. It does not depend on memories, or mementos, or proof. It runs as deep as a heartbeat. It is as ever present as a pulse."

Before We Were Yours is a poignant and gripping novel by Lisa Wingate, exploring the harrowing true story of the Tennessee Children's Home Society. With powerful storytelling and vivid characters, it delves into the dark secrets and lasting impact of this infamous orphanage, offering a profound exploration of family and identity.

  • 📇 384 Pages
  • 📝 96,000 - 115,200 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 13 Hours Reading Time

6. Educated (2018)

"My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs."

In "Educated" by Tara Westover, embark on a remarkable journey of a young woman who escapes a challenging upbringing in the rugged mountains of Idaho. With determination and self-education, she breaks free from her isolated world to discover her own voice and embrace the transformative power of knowledge.

  • 📇 368 Pages
  • 📝 92,000 - 110,400 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 12 Hours Reading Time

7. The Great Alone (2018)

"Books are the mile markers of my life. Some people have family photos or home movies to record their past. I’ve got books. Characters. For as long as I can remember, books have been my safe place."

In Kristin Hannah's captivating novel, The Great Alone, a family seeks refuge in the rugged Alaskan wilderness, hoping for a fresh start. Amidst the untamed beauty of nature, love, loss, and resilience intertwine in a powerful tale that will leave readers breathless.

  • 📇 576 Pages
  • 📝 144,000 - 172,800 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 19 Hours Reading Time

8. The Island Of Sea Women (2019)

"They did this to me. They did that to me. A woman who thinks that way will never overcome her anger. You are not being punished for your anger. You're being punished by your anger."

In Lisa See's enthralling novel, "The Island of Sea Women," the lives of two female friends on the beautiful Korean island of Jeju are woven together amidst the backdrop of the vibrant and treacherous haenyeo diving culture. A tale of friendship, sacrifice, and resilience that will engulf readers from start to finish.

  • 📇 400 Pages
  • 📝 100,000 - 120,000 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 13 Hours Reading Time

9. This Tender Land (2019)

"Of all that we're asked to give others in this life, the most difficult to offer may be forgiveness."

In "This Tender Land," William Kent Krueger presents an extraordinary tale of four orphaned children searching for home during the Great Depression. This immersive and heartfelt novel explores the resilience of the human spirit and the power of hope.

  • 📇 464 Pages
  • 📝 116,000 - 139,200 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 15 Hours Reading Time

10. The Book Of Lost Friends (2020)

"We die once when the last breath leaves our bodies. We die a second time when the last person speaks our name.’ The first death is beyond our control, but the second one we can strive to prevent."

"The Book of Lost Friends" by Lisa Wingate is a captivating and poignant tale that intertwines past and present, as two women navigate through the shadows of slavery's aftermath, seeking redemption and discovering the power of ancestral stories to heal wounds and unite communities.

  • 📇 416 Pages
  • 📝 104,000 - 124,800 Word Count
  • ⏱️ 14 Hours Reading Time