Delia Owens’ Where the Crawdads Sing is a real phenomenon. It sits at the top of the Charts list, and it doesn’t show signs of leaving the list any time soon. Being on Charts means the book has a great deal of eager readers—and readers are loving it. As of this writing, Where the Crawdads Sing has more than 8,500 customer reviews. 86% of those reviews are five star reviews. That is very, very good, especially for a book that has received so much hype (which inevitably leads some readers to have wild expectations that cannot be sated, resulting in the proverbial 3-star-I-don’t-understand-what-all-the-hype-was-about review).
When a book is this popular, the same question always comes up: What Should I Read Next? Here are a few suggestions.
(A version of this post originally appeared on Amazon Charts.)