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How To Have the Best Where the Crawdads Sing Book Club

Jul 15, 2022



Annabel Zane

Your perfect book club meeting has just been unlocked; Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is hitting the big screen today, July 15th, 2022. Grab some popcorn, and enjoy the film adaptation of this celebrated novel with your book club!


Where the Crawdads Sing was published in 2018 and soared to massive popularity after being chosen as a Reese’s Book Club selection. Now, Reese Witherspoon is continuing to champion the story that has captivated readers everywhere as she takes Where the Crawdads Sing to theaters. Witherspoon told Entertainment Tonight “One of my very dearest friends and closest collaborators called me and said, 'So we make it into a movie? And I was like, 'Yessss! That would be amazing!” "From there we just started going and it's just been a dream come true." Despite enthusiasm from Witherspoon and readers, author Delia Owens has recently made headlines due to alleged controversies involving her past. You can read more about that here.


Where the Crawdads Sing is described as “an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder” that has earned the coveted title of the most popular book of all time on Bookclubs. This enthralling novel has been read and loved by over 6,500 members of the Bookclubs community and has earned an average rating of 8.15/10. 



Use our Where the Crawdads Sing book club questions to discuss the movie with your club - and if you’ve already read the book together, don’t forget to add a few more book to movie adaptation questions like:


  • What did you think of the casting? Were the characters similar to how you imagined they’d be while reading the book?
  • How did the movie differ from the book? Why do you think the screenwriter and director chose to deviate from the source material?


Not in a book club and want to read the book before seeing the movie? Join one of these public book clubs on Bookclubs that are currently reading Where the Crawdads Sing:



We hope you all enjoy the film, and be sure to share your thoughts below afterwards! 

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