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Juliet, Naked
Juliet, Naked | Nick Hornby
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Nick Hornby returns to his roots music and messy relationships in this funny and touching novel that thoughtfully and sympathetically looks at how lives can be wasted but how they are never beyond redemption. Annie lives in a dull town on England s bleak east coast and is in a relationship with Duncan that mirrors the place; Tucker, once a brilliant songwriter and performer, has gone into seclusion in rural America or at least that s what his fans think. Duncan is obsessed with Tucker s work to the point of derangement, and when Annie dares to go public on her dislike of his latest album, there are quite unexpected, life-changing consequences for all three. Nick Hornby uses this intriguing canvas to explore why it is we so often let the early promise of relationships, ambition, and indeed life, evaporate. And he comes to some surprisingly optimistic conclusions about the struggle to live up to one s promise."
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Reagan
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1) Loved this book AND the movie.

2) Anywhere if I have a heated blanket, a coffee, and some cats!

3) Kim K memes give me life

4) Probably baby yoda because hot choccy cracks me up, but I would throw both away to keep Smudge the cat

#friyayintro @howjessreads

4thhouseontheleft I haven‘t read Nick Hornby in years, but I love his books! 1mo
Reagan @4thhouseontheleft I did not like How To Be Good but was driven to read this because of my deep love for Ethan Hawks. Loooved it! 1mo
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Naya
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Mehso-so

Well written, entertaining, definitely not a must read, but a good call when you are looking for an occasional subway read.

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bernadette
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Pickpick

I've liked other books by Nick Hornby better but I enjoyed this one. The movie is more charming - it stars Ethan Hawke and Rose Byrne after all - and hopeful than the book but it stays fairly true. There's a few more ideas about art and fandom that are explored a little more in the book and the end is a little messier and open to interpretation.

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JenDR
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I really enjoyed this book. Haven‘t seen the movie yet. The part of the book that I related to the most was the description of the pretentious fans on the website for Tucker‘s music. Hornby did an excellent job of capturing the contempt the “super” fans have for casual fans. How they want to flaunt their superior knowledge of the subject but are deathly afraid it will get too popular and be subsequently ruined.

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Loralu
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Mehso-so

Messy people, real characters.

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Mehso-so

I enjoyed it but probably spoiled it by seeing the movie first. The movie is fairly close to the book, so not great surprises there. However, I preferred the ending in the book as it seemed more realistic to me. I think if you haven‘t seen the movie, read the book first! Hornby writes of men behaving badly quite well 😀

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Reagan
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So a few years ago, I read How to be Good by Nick Hornby and I could never fully express how much I hated it. So much, with passion. But then Juliet, Naked was turned into a movie and they cast my unrequited teenage crush, and I broke my solemn vow to never again read a Nick Hornby book. I haven‘t even seen the movie yet but I am loving the book. So thank you Ethan Hawke.

Reviewsbylola I remember being meh towards How to be Good but I fell in love with Nick Hornby once I read 12mo
JamieArc I felt pretty meh about How to be Good as well, but I really really liked Juliet, Naked! 12mo
JamieArc ^^The film (haven‘t read the book) 12mo
LauraJ How to be Good is not his best. 12mo
Avidreader25 Same! Hated How to be Good, loved this one and High Fidelity. 12mo
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Ericalambbrown
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed this book for the most part. Similar music-obsessed, man-child character that we are used to seeing from Nick Hornby. The story was pretty good and I actually did laugh aloud in a few places. And then in the last 30 pages or so it was as if the author got bored and just wrapped it up with a ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ and an “I don‘t know, how do you think it ends?” If you like Hornby in general, you‘ll probably like this one, too.

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Ericalambbrown
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Weird. Just finished a Dickens biography yesterday. And in the Nick Hornby I‘m currently reading, one of the characters has a thing for Dickens. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Ericalambbrown
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Finally getting a chance to start this ☝️Night, y‘all!

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Mindyrecycles
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silentrequiem That is such a neat cover! 1y
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GirlMeetsBook
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I just learned about this. Who has read this book? Thoughts? Are you excited for the movie?

MommyWantsToReadHerBook When is the movie coming out? Yay! I liked the book (though I have to admit to not remembering that much) 1y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook Oh yes, read the summary - this should be a good movie! 1y
GirlMeetsBook @MommyWantsToReadHerBook I‘m not sure when it‘s coming out— I was just hearing a part of an interview with the actress in a podcast yesterday. 1y
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LivingReflections
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It's never to late to make a new start (is that Paul Weller?)

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LivingReflections
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Getting ready for the movie...
"For the better part of forty years she had genuinely believed that not doing things would somehow prevent regret, when, of course, the exact opposite was true."

SassenachTheBookWizard I live Chris and Rose! Hope to catch the film and maybe read the book! 1y
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Vansa
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Great writing about art. Hornby is so talented.

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TieDyeDude
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#riotgrams 26. Set in your city or state - I haven't read this yet, but it takes place in PA. Bought used, and, flipping through, it looks like someone underlined and took notes. Not sure if I can handle that. Might need to get a different copy...

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Minervasbutler
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Hornby on familiar territory exploring male obsessions with music, this time a reclusive Dylanesque figure called Tucker Crowe. Manages to be both very funny and sad and more perceptive about relationships than many weightier tomes.

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Minervasbutler
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Yay, The Fall!

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Minervasbutler
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Oh, touché! Lol

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Minervasbutler
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This sort of thing annoys me much more than it really should, I know ;)

lauren.lerner What about it annoys you? 2y
julesG @lauren.lerner Maybe the American English word used in a British English context/by a British author. 2y
Minervasbutler Yes. The need of the American publisher of a British writer to change the original word for an American readership. Just grumpy today lol 2y
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AdeleReads
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I'm in hour 9 of my @24in48 so I should probably be reading "The Ninth Hour" by Alice McDermott—but it's been a stretch of heavy topic books, and that one looks rather serious, as well. So I'm mixing it up with a lighter novel by Nick Hornby. This one was borrowed/recommended by my sister. Apparently apparently there's a movie adaptation coming out soon? #24in48

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Jas16
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#🎼 #emojinov
As Annie‘s relationship with Duncan wanes she rebels by posting a critical review of the musician he reveres, Tucker Crowe. When Tucker emails her in response the two start corresponding regularly. I love the way Nick Hornby writes about music (and books and soccer and really anything at all) and this may be one of my favorite of his books.

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PurpleyPumpkin
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I didn‘t end up liking this book as much as I thought I would. It took a while for me to sink into the story. But the audiobook was quite good and really added depth to the characters. 3/5⭐️

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howjessreads
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It's funny, bc we deliberately picked baby names with historical/literary references. (Eleanor and Juliet)

But it's CRAZY how often I see their names in book titles. Now racking my brain for any titles with "Jessica" in them... ???

DivaDiane After we named our son (Dante - after the poet - my husband is Italian) we started hearing it all over TV, but they were all criminal deadbeats!! 😳 2y
Johanna414 We've been tossing Eleanor around as a possibility if we have a girl. I love it 2y
readinginthedark I've been trying to convince my husband that if we have a girl someday, we should name her Eliza, Elinor, or Margaret after my favorite female characters! 2y
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jdtchicago
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She was trying to say that the inability to articulate what one feels in any satisfactory way is one of our enduring tragedies. It wouldn't have been much, but it would have been something that reflected the gravity and the sadness inside her. Instead, she had snapped at him for being a loser. It was as if she were trying to find a handhold on the boulder of her feelings, and had merely ended up with grit under her nails.

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jdtchicago
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So it's not about what you do. It can't be, can it? It has to be about how you are, how you love, how you treat yourself and those around you, and that's where I get eaten up.

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jdtchicago
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For the best part of 40 years she had genuinely believed that not doing things would somehow prevent regret, when, of course, the exact opposite was true.

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Jas16
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OriginalCyn620
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Nothing moves books up to the top of the #TBR pile like finding out it's being made into a movie or series.

Caroline2 Yes!! Totally agree, I want to read Alias Grace asap before the film comes out!! 🤓 2y
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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 3! A humorous look at music, love, loneliness, promises. Annie and Tucker strike up an email correspondence and eventual relationship, two lonely people looking for more out life. Tucker's a reclusive singer-songwriter languishing in rural Pennsylvania. He's about to release a stripped-down acoustic version of his greatest album, "Juliet, Naked", and this may bring some purposeful redemption to them. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook ?

Carissa-Green-Reads My favorite Hornby novel 2y
GirlMeetsBook An absolutely wonderful novel. 👍🏼 2y
JenniferJR Loved this one!! 2y
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Anneblythe
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Woah! 🙅

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Anneblythe
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Anneblythe
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"That, my friend, was your moment in the sun. Nothing quite as good will ever happen to you again."

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SmallUniverse
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Coming back to give this one another try, while also soaking up some sun ☀️

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PurpleyPumpkin
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Some book spines with #stripes. #day15 #junebookbugs

saresmoore So fun! 3y
DivineDiana Very cool! 3y
Reviewsbylola This picture is so appealing to me! 3y
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tjwill Great picture! 3y
RealLifeReading Love this photo! 3y
PurpleyPumpkin @saresmoore @DivineDiana @Reviewsbylola @tjwill @RealLifeReading Thanks! All of these stripes made for a very colourful photo. 😊🌈 3y
britt_brooke Pretty! 3y
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tracyramone
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#riotgrams day 2 # yellowcovers - turns out I had a lot of yellow downstairs. Spines count too right? And so many great books are in this stack!

TrishB Wow 😀 that is a lot! 3y
tracyramone @TrishB it was right? Might be the most represented color on my shelves that isn't black or white. 3y
TrishB I found 2! 3y
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Anneblythe
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"...she wanted to be held by someone who would never question the embrace, the why or the who or the how long."

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Mdonald
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Pickpick

This wasn't my favorite Nick Hornby book, but I liked it. #LitsyAtoZ #J✔️

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SmallUniverse
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Catching up on some much needed literary world news whilst enjoying the beautiful library. If you are a university student go down to your library and find out what they have, you might just find something wonderful. Happy Sunday! 😊Also if anyone would be so kind as to explain how I could get involved with a book gift club, that would be spectacular!

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LitHousewife
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This is the last book that I bought at Roanoke's last indie bookstore. I can't remember how many years ago that was, but I've wanted to read this ever since. That's why I'm choosing this for #funphotofriday. J for Jennifer. 🤗

susanw I really liked this one! 3y
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Karli
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Karli
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This is brutal - but I think ends up being true for so many relationships.

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Karli
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It is -18 F, so naked seems like a bad idea. However, curling up with a book and a blanket feels brilliant.

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susanw
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Not the go to music book by Hornby, that's obviously High Fidelity, but I loved this one too. A guy so obsessed with a musician he ruins his relationship, his girlfriend starts one with the musician he's obsessed with. Love, music, and life struggles all done with Nick Hornby humour. #augustphotochallenge @TheSpinecrackersBookClub

KarenUK Love Nick Hornby... Great pick :) 3y
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subwayreads
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Smiled/laughed my way through this book. I love all of Hornby's books, but Juliet Naked is extra special. It's funny and touching without being morose or sentimental. It's a far-fetched story grounded in the humanity of the characters, who are some of my favorite literary people.
This picture is on a London bus in 2010. My best friends were miffed that I ignored them for the book, so kept taking pics of me reading as proof. They have about 100 😬

TheSpinecrackersBookClub I also enjoy his books but somehow missed this one. 3y
subwayreads @TheSpinecrackersBookClub this is my favorite - it's more mature I think. Funny Girl is prob my least favorite. 3y
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24in48
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29 days til readathon, friends, and we're back with another pick! If you're a music lover, Nick Hornby's novel about a washed-up musician seeking a resurgence of fame and a woman dissatisfied with the way her life has turned out is for you. An easy, quick read: just the way we readathoners like em.

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