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Are you looking for the best books like Where the Crawdads Sing?
We understand! Delia Owens’ debut novel is a modern masterpiece of a novel that tugged at our hearts too.
This coming-of-age novel is about a marsh girl growing up in a South Carolina swamp. At the same time, it’s a murder mystery and a courtroom drama. We both loved the story of Kya Clark so much that we didn’t want it to end and were afraid whatever we read next would be a disappointment!
We didn’t want you to have the same experience, so we’ve gathered some similar books to read if you like Where the Crawdads Sing.
Whether you’re looking for beautiful writing, stories incorporating nature, or tales of children forced to grow up too soon, we have a highly-rated list of books for you! We updated this list in 2022 after the release of the movie.
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If you loved the first part of Crawdads when Kya was younger, check out our list of books with child protagonists next. Or if the teen years are your favorite, with have a whole list of books with teenage main characters!